Many people who are interested in getting colored contacts aren’t sure of how and when they can use them. Let’s try to clear up some of the confusion and set the facts straight.
Colored contacts generally come in two different main styles. The first style will be tinted contacts which will change your eye color to a natural color like green or blue. They typically work better for lighter colored eyes, like light brown, blue or green. If you have dark eyes they can still work, you might just not get quite as good of results. There are some colored contacts in green or blue that will be specifically designed to work on darker eyes, so if you do have dark eyes make sure they have been tested for your eye color.
The other type of contacts, which are very popular during Halloween and costume parties are theatrical colored contact lenses. They come in virtually any color you can think of, and also come in a myriad of designs and shapes. You can become a vampire or a werewolf, a princess with pink contacts or a zombie with white eyes. The possibilities are endless.
There are some important facts you should know about getting contacts. First, you will need a prescription, regardless if you are getting them just for show, or if you are going to be wearing some natural green tinted contacts for every day use, a prescription is needed. The good news is that they are fairly easy to get and don’t cost anything or much at all, especially if you have worn contacts in the past.
You should also not sleep in your colored contacts unless it’s specified by your doctor or eye care specialist that it’s acceptable. Most theatrical contacts are not made for extended wear and typically should not be worn for longer than a few hours at most. They will last you a lot longer, possibly even a few years if you take good care of them with proper handling and solution.
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