As a contact lens wearer, if you have searched the various lens options available on the market today, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of features to choose from. Some are fairly standard, and are mainly related to your eyesight correction and comfort. However, many features are now offered that are designed for your personal preferences and style. One such type of lenses are mirror tinted contact lenses. At first, you may think they are some kind of wild and crazy idea. But when you learn more about them, you realize they take care of some very real and important needs, and you may just decide that you’d like to try a pair yourself.
For example, if you’re involved in sports, you know how important eyewear can be. In many sports, players who need vision correction often struggle when trying to find eyewear that can help them see the way they need to, but which is still comfortable and doesn’t interfere with their performance. Many athletes have trouble with sun glare, when they need to focus on a ball while playing outdoors and facing the sun. Some people experiment with tinted goggles or sunglasses that strap on, but most of them end up missing the convenience of wearing nothing but contacts which are barely noticeable.
With mirror tinted contact lenses, an athlete can have the best of both worlds – convenience and sun protection. A baseball pitcher can pitch a game facing into the sun, and with mirrored contacts they don’t have to hassle with the irritation of sweaty, clouded goggles, or sunglasses that partially block their field of vision. Goggles or glasses can also be dangerous if they are struck by a ball or another player during play. A soccer player wearing mirror tinted contacts can block out the sun, but still be agile and aggressive, not having to working about having sunglasses or goggles knocked off.
Even if you’re not an athlete, you may be one of those people have an extreme sensitivity to light. Perhaps standard tinted contacts don’t help and you need the extra protection of mirror tinting, but you’d like to avoid the discomfort of wearing sunglasses for long periods of time. Or, you may not have extra sensitivity, but you are involved in activities where you will spend lots of time in bright sun, like at the beach or on long road trips. In either case, mirror tinted contact lenses may be the perfect solution.
Not only are mirrored contacts practical, they can also be wild and fun. Even if you don’t need to block the sun, you may want to experiment with them as a cool effect at parties or other occasions. You can be the life of the party when people see your shiny mirrored eyeballs. If you really get into it, you’ll even find that there’s a whole variety of colored contacts, special effects contact lenses (“Special FX”), theatrical contacts, and novelty contact lenses that you can play around with.
You can have a lot of fun with mirrored contacts. Just remember, they can be extremely practical, too. You will definitely want to try them if you’re sensitive to light, will be involved in activities exposing you to the sun for long periods, or you’re into sports and want the convenience of contacts and sun-blocking that you’ve previously gotten only from sunglasses and goggles. Try out mirror tinted contact lenses for yourself and you’ll be pleased to find that you can finally have the best of both worlds, and have fun at the same time.