LensShopper - Contact lens price comparison
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Colored contact lenses make it possible to change your eye color at any time you require. You can start the day with one color and end it with another for a dinner or a party. Colored contacts are perfect for use if you only want to strengthen the eye color you already have.
This has meant that the market for colored lenses has increased enormously in recent years. More and more have discovered the possibilities offered by colored lenses and want to test how it feels to go around with new or sometimes different colored lenses.
One of the advantages with colored contact lenses is that even people without visual problems can use colored contacts. Through the location of a little opening in the lenses the surroundings of the user are not influenced in any way.
Opaque and tinted are the most commonly used types of colored contact lenses. The opaque lenses do not admit much light through to the original color of the eyes as the colored surface of the lenses cover the entire eye. These lenses suit those who want to change eye color completely. Tinted lenses on the other hand allow through a portion of the eyes natural color through the colored surface of the eyes lenses. These lenses suit those customers who have eyes which are light in color and aspire to strengthening them.
Colored contacts have all of the advantages that ordinary lenses possess. They are available both as Around the clock lenses and Monthly lenses. Many of them have inbuilt UV-irradiation protection, which helps to protect against the suns injurious rays.
What are Special Effects Contacts?
If you want something out of the ordinary when it comes to contact lenses then you might want to have a look at special effect lenses, also known as crazy contacts, novelty contacts or Halloween contact lenses.
Ever dreamed of having pool balls for eyes? Or charming those around you with a smiley on your iris? Special effects contacts allow you to change your eye color, add flair, cause a stir or just get a laugh.
When using these lenses you’ll change the appearance of your eyes completely without really affecting the eyes themselves. Crazy contacts have been commonly used in Hollywood movies but are now just as common and popular to wear during Halloween, at cosplay gatherings and parties, or at any other festivity where an outfit could need a little sprucing up.
One reason for the popularity of these lenses is that everyone can wear them – regardless if you have a vision disorder or not. However, even if you order them with zero power, to prevent eye irritation and infections, these lenses must also be appropriately fitted by your eye care practitioner and well cared for during their lifetime. And just as with ordinary contact lenses, novelty contacts require a prescription, according to US regulations.
The entertainment industry is one example where movie and TV cast members wear the most terrifying contacts to boost character credibility. Another is Halloween that brings people to wear the strangest crazy contacts to create a scary effect. In this top 10 list we have crawled the web and found the weirdest special effect contact lenses out there.
There are several brands that sell novelty contact lenses but the most popular is probably the WildEyes line manufactured by CIBA. The different styles and effects are close to endless but some that always seem to be in demand are red hot (deep red), hypnotic (a spiral pattern), wildfire (a sunburst pattern), knockout (An X instead of a pupil) and cat eye.
No you can’t get special effect contact lenses without a prescription. Even though you might not a have a defect of vision, and normally wouldn’t need regular prescription contacts, you still will need a prescription for these lenses. The reason for this is that crazy contacts might not have to come with any power but they still require proper fitting and only an eye doctor can do this.
Wherever you can buy regular contact lenses you should also be able to purchase special effect contact lenses. Never ever use crazy contacts that have been obtained without a prescription. Your eyes are tender and in using non-prescription lenses you risk the chance of damaging your eyes gravely.
Novelty contacts are to be treated just as any other type of contact lenses. They should not be worn at night and they are to be cleansed properly, with approved cleaning solutions, at the end of the day. If you’re a beginner when it comes to contact lenses – talk with your optician. Let this eye care professional demonstrate the appropriate techniques of maintenance for you. The lifetime of the contacts will vary and this is also something your optician can tell you.
If you suffer from a defect of vision and need to wear contact lenses on a regular basis you will probably also want to order traditional contacts along with the special effect contact lenses. Crazy contacts might not always be a wise alternative and if you wear them all the time you could even come to grow tired of them.
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