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5 Facts About Colored Contacts That May Surprise You

  • Colored contact lenses aren’t just for Halloween anymore. People wear them to make a fashion statement and even to alleviate certain health conditions. Yes, colored contacts can be cool, and they can even be safe to wear. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Martin Faber, O.D., for the inside scoop on this growing trend. Below, Dr. Faber shares five interesting facts about colored contacts that may surprise you. No. 1: Most optometry practices sell colored contacts, and that’s the only place you should go to get yours.To get more news about colored contacts, you can visit official website.
    As Dr. Faber explains:

    “There are a lot of colored and decorative lenses available on the internet and through resellers who illegally sell colored contacts. These lenses could be trial lenses sold under the table or counterfeit lenses imported from overseas. Many people assume these products are simply accessories and safe to wear. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.To get more news about colored contacts prescription, you can visit official website.

    Only an eye doctor can provide a proper lens fitting, ensure the lenses you purchase are sterile, and train you in proper lens care and wear. Wearing ill-fitting or contaminated contact lenses can lead to painful and unsightly abrasions and infections, even vision loss – so it’s not worth the risk.”To get more news about colored contacts non prescription, you can visit official website.

    Learn more about the risks of illegal colored and decorative contact lenses from Dr. Faber in this past story,

    No. 2: While they come in a variety of colors and designs, colored contacts are essentially the same as normal prescription contact lenses.

    Because only FDA-approved contacts can be legally sold in the U.S., colored contacts need to meet the same strict regulations that normal contacts do.

    “There is no difference between the two. FDA-approved colored contacts are simply disposable lenses that have been tinted with color. For example, Air Optics Aqua by Alcon started out as a traditional disposable lens that was later tinted with color. I have some patients who alternate between clear prescription lenses and tinted lenses by the same manufacturer. This makes it easier to switch between the two when the mood strikes,” says Dr. Faber.

    Want to schedule a contact lens exam and fitting now? Give us a call at (214) 225-2577, or you can set up an appointment online.No. 3: There are plenty of safe, fun and quirky colored contact lens options available.Dr. Faber is happy to fit patients with colored contacts and encourages people to have fun with them.

    “There are a lot of options for tints and oddities available in the colored lens market. Some lenses use transparent tints to give a subtle enhancement of a patient’s natural eye color. These lenses will occasionally change the patient’s color perception. Others are used to change eye color using opaque tints. With these lenses, the center of the lens is clear and a tint is applied to the outer surface of the lens. The opaque tints can produce a dramatic change in one’s eye color.”

      October 7, 2021 12:31 AM MDT