A cosmetic colored contact lens is a comfortable option for anyone desiring to change their eye color without a proper prescription. Most cosmetic contacts are clinically verified to be safe and easy to use. The cosmetic contacts are usually affordable disposable contact lenses designed for cosmetic use.
These lenses are naturally enhanced to match your eye color and your mood. Normally made of a soft plastic material, they are colored around the outer limits and clear in center. While the colored area covers the iris of the eye, the clear area fits over the pupil so that it does not affect vision. Cosmetic contacts come in a variety of colors like blue, green, brown, grey, and violet. There are also single and multi color lenses and 45 or 180 day wear lenses.
Non prescription cosmetic contacts are normally Plano (zero power) lenses which don’t correct your vision and are used exclusively for beauty purposes. However, it is good to get advice from your doctor before trying a cosmetic lens. He or she decides whether you are a good candidate for cosmetic lenses and if so, helps you find the proper fit. Right fitting contacts are essential to the wellbeing of your eyes.
Cosmetic lenses are safe to use when right care is taken in handling and cleaning. Avoid sharing or swapping of lens, since the activity transmits bacteria from one person to another. Disposable contact lenses should never be used longer than the recommended time and if done they cause corneal ulcers, permanent scarring of eye tissue and even blindness.
The Internet is a great way to find different brands, styles and colors. Compare brands as well as prices and keep in mind that cheaper isn’t always good. By receiving proper instruction and using good hygiene techniques, you can avoid the health risks caused by cosmetic lenses.