Coloured contact lenses are very popular among young people. Youngsters like to change their eye color and appearance according to changing fashion trends or a change of wardrobe. The use of colored contact lenses also increases during certain occasions such as Halloween, sports season, Holiday season and so on.
If you have never tried colored contact lenses earlier you must take some basic precautions before you go and buy them. It is easy to buy lenses that are not suited to your eyes so take some time to research them and save your time and money. If your eyesight is deteriorating, you might need some UK contact lenses instead of coloured contacts.
Here is a small guide to buying and using colored contact lenses:
- If you have any vision related problem have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist. This is necessary because you must buy lenses that suit your vision. So you need to take a recommendation from your ophthalmologist. Even if you have perfect vision and want to try coloured contact lenses just for fun (like these), it would be a good idea to contact the ophthalmologist. He can advise you on the type of lenses that would go best with your eye color and appearance and whether you should go for them.
- While buying, make sure you choose the right coloured lens. Some lenses do not change the eye colour but only enhance it. Such lenses are known as enhancement tint lenses. Do not buy them if you want to fully change your eye color. Lenses that change your eye color completely are known as opaque color tint lenses. These are available in a bewildering array of colors and shades. You can buy every single hue of blue, green, brown, black, grey and more colors. Choose a color that suits your skin color, hair type and personality. If you want to attract instant attention, go for a lens color that is very different from your eye color. As an example, if you are dark try a blue or green lens.
- You must take good care of the lenses so that they last longer. Make sure you clean them before and after every use, according to Allure. Do not wear colored lenses for long durations; take them off when they are not required.
- Do not share your lenses with others. Although it seems exciting and fun to try contact lenses of your family and friends, in reality it is a bad idea. The lens may not fit the other person, cause discomfort or even irritation. It is easy to pass eye infections from one person to another if you share contact lenses.
Make sure the lenses you choose are safe (tips here).