Have you always been curious how would you look with blue or green eyes, though you have brown eyes? Well, now you can find out with the help of colored contact lenses ? Their effect is wow! However, if you decide to try this wonderful tool to change your look, it’s important to know a few things about how to take care of them and your eyes, of course!
The colored contact lenses can be cosmetic or with diopters and are used to change the color of the iris, they can be worn both by those with vision problems and by those who have a perfect vision. The final result of the color that will be seen is influenced by the natural color of the eye and the nuances of the iris, but also by the makeup, the clothing, the light from the external environment. Colored lenses use a special paint that, depending on the intensity, may seem more natural or intense, so there are opaque lenses or those that only tint the natural color of the eye and provide more depth. These lenses have several periods of life: disposable lenses (daily disposable lenses) for one month or 3 months (disinfect after each wearing).
Colored contact lenses without diopters are purely aesthetic and are used as cosmetic accessories, they only change the color of the iris and have no effect on vision. It is advisable, however, that before acquiring your first pair of colored lenses, take an ophthalmic control to find out what radius of curve and diameter your eyes have to choose the right ones.
As I said earlier, depending on the desired effect, you can choose opaque lenses that completely change the color of the iris, but they will be immediately visible or those that only shade the natural color of the eye and provide a more penetrating look. The latter allow the outside light to pass through the colored portion. Of course, the effect is much lighter on the eyes. Furthermore, regardless of the type of colored lenses you choose, you must understand that the end result differs from person to person, depending on the natural color and shades present in your iris, as well as outside light.
Depending on the period of use, the colored lenses are disposable (single wearing 12-24 hours), monthly or quarterly. Monthly and quarterly lenses can be worn daily for up to 12 hours a day for 30 or 90 days. It is very important that you do not exceed 12 hours of wear per day to avoid irritation and redness of your eyes, as your eyes do not get enough oxygen. Also do NOT sleep with them!
The care of the colored contact lenses is the same as for normal lenses, ie: after each use, they should be disinfected with a special solution and stored in solution in their lens case until the next wearing. Before inserting your lenses, it is important to wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a lint-free towel. If you feel discomfort at the insertion of the lens in the eye, remove the lens immediately and rinse it abundantly with solution, then wait for the excess solution to evaporate and re-enter the lens in your eye.
Risks of proper non-care:
– Infections – if they are used beyond the recommended period or are not disinfected after each use and kept in their special lens
case, in solution
– Symptoms of dry eyes if you wear them for more than 12 hours a day
– You can see in the fog if the lens moves from the center of the iris (this can be brought back by massaging the lightweight paddle)
In conclusion, colored contact lenses are a quick and versatile option to embrace your look or a change that highlights your natural beauty. Still, don’t forget that the health of your eyes is very important!