Coloured Contacts- The New Look
Coloured contacts are small shaped contact lenses with a color tint that is applied directly onto the front surface of the eye. These contact lenses are used as a fashion accessory. These contact lenses are available in many color shades and you can select a couple of different colors to wear to the next party or picnic.
A contact lens prescription is used to correct optical problems such as short sightedness, long sightedness, astigmatism etc. Often contacts are fitted to correct vision distortions caused by an irregular cornea. If you are new to using contact lenses, you will like coloured contacts and the impact they have on the way others behave toward your new appearance.
An eye exam is designed to assess an individual's level of vision. A contact may be prescribed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. The newer a contact lens is and the less it is handled, the lower the risk of infection and the quality of image is also improved.
Soft contact that can be disposed daily or may be replaced daily, weekly or monthly have been available on the market for the past couple of years. Rigid lenses generally require replacement only annually. Unless you use daily disposable lenses, you have to develop a routine for contact lens care. A change in contact lenses is necessary if the lens may be scratched or has deposits on it.
Your vision should be checked regularly. The coloured contacts should be cleaned using recommended solutions only. This is necessary to ensure that the color tint remains even for a long time. Coloured contacts are not suitable for small children as a high level of care is needed to keep the lenses safe and clean.
The contacts should not be rinsed in tap water as it may cause eye infections. Environmental factors such as dry air or smoke may cause discomfort to a contact user from time to time. It is always better to keep a spare pair of lenses on hand for replacement in case of loss or damage. An alternative is to carry your glasses with you for replacement in case of an emergency.
Make sure that the lenses are comfortable and stable but not so tight so that it restricts tear flow underneath the contacts. As a follow up care the eye doctor may advise you to reduce the amount of time you wear lenses or change to a different contact lens material if necessary.
Published September 16th, 2008