Many people are interested in getting colored contacts that are non corrective. You may also be interested in getting them, so here are some common questions and answers to help you.
What Are Colored Contact Lenses?
There are many different types of non corrective colored contact lenses. Colors range from natural eye colors to wild colors such as violet, bronze, or red. They can also have designs to transform the eye into a cat eye, mystic swirl, alien, or dozens of other designs.
How Do Colored Contact Lenses Work?
The kind that change the color of the eye (rather than the “design” lenses such as the cat eye lenses) have a colored ring in place on the contact to enhance or change your eye color. In order to make the color look more natural, the color on the contact lens is not a solid ring, but rather made up of dots and stripes to give the iris different shades, just like a real eye. With the patterned contacts, there is no need to make the pattern look more natural, since the contact is designed to alter the look of the human eye.
Do Colored Contacts Affect Vision?
Overall, no, colored contacts do not affect your vision – they are purely color enhancements. The lens color is printed in a ring that fits over the iris of the eye, but the center of the contact remains clear so that vision is not impaired. However, with some designs, the pupil may be partially covered, which can affect vision slightly. In addition, during times of dim light, the pupil may expand beyond the size of the clear contact center, making vision slightly affected as well. However, these affects are not permanent, nor are they damaging; it is merely the color on the contact getting in the way of the pupil.
Can People With Eye Problems Wear Colored Contacts?
Yes. They can be made with or without vision correction and can be used by people with astigmatism and bifocal needs. They can also be either disposable or long wear contacts.
Do I Need a Prescription for Non Corrective Colored Contacts?
Yes. According to United States law, all contact lenses, even non corrective colored contacts, are termed medical devices, and as such, require a prescription from your eye doctor. This is for your safety, as wearing contacts without proper care can result in serious damage to the eye.
How do I Choose the Right Color for Me?
There are dozens of available colors and designs. If you have light irises, you can choose either to enhance your natural color or change it completely. If your irises are dark, only the solid colors (the opaque lenses) will affect your eye color. Ask your eye doctor for suggestions, or simply pick your favorite! Especially with disposable contacts, changing the color of your contact lenses can be done with little extra cost.
We hope this article has been informative and helpful for you. Getting your questions answered and doing research on the Internet will help you see what is available and also see how easy it is to get these kinds of contacts.