How to Look for the Most Comfortable Contact Lenses

These days, you will find several different kinds of contact lenses being sold in the market. It is important that when we plan on buying contact lenses, we should look for something that is very comfortable to wear. Of course, you certainly would not want to feel any discomfort when wearing your contact lenses.

Although there are so many good quality contact lenses, some of these also have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it is important that you look for a contact lens hat will give you utmost comfort when you wear them, and these lenses should also match the kind of lifestyle that you have. For example, if you are someone who leads an active lifestyle, soft contact lens should be your number one option as it can easily fit on the eyeball perfectly. However, for people who have some eye problems, gas permeable contact lenses is the best option as soft ones cannot do the fix. If you want to choose the most comfortable contact lens that is suitable for you, it is highly recommended that you consult with your eye doctor and follow their advice as they are the ones who knew better about the condition of our eyes.

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How to Select the Right Coloured Contact Lenses

If you want to change the overall look of your eyes, coloured contact lenses is the way to go. Whether you have light or dark eyes, these contact lenses could dramatically change and enhance your overall look. There are several different types of coloured contacts that could suit your purpose. Remember to look for something that is just right for your natural eye color. These contact lenses are usually available as extended wear, as disposables or for daily disposables. However, the daily disposable types of coloured contacts are being produced very cheaply, so they do not look as natural as compared to the more expensive types.

It is now so easy to look for inexpensive coloured contact lenses.  The best way to purchase these lenses is to order them online. Doing this could help you to save to us much as 70% of their cost.

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What are non-prescription contact lenses?

Have you ever thought of changing the colour and shape of your eyes without altering sight and vision?  Do you want an eyewear that’s not obvious but subtle enough to make those little changes to spice up your outfit? If your answer to both questions is yes, then why not try a pair of non-prescription contact lenses? Currently, with the increasing number of contact lens users around the world, there are many of people who have perfect vision, but still opt to wear non-prescription lenses just to enhance their physical appearance. These people may use coloured lenses that match their hair color and skin tone. Some may even wear non-prescription lenses with crazy patterns and artistic designs, just for fun.

Wearing nonprescription contact lenses is one of the most unique ways to change eye color and appearance. Changes can be extreme or subtle depending on the wearer’s preference. Before buying your own pair of non-prescription contact lenses, make sure to visit an optometrist or eye specialist for proper fitting, size adjustments may be done from time to time. In Canada you can buy these cosmetic contact lenses without a prescription. Once you start wearing contacts, you’ll get used to it and you may even forget they’re there.

There are several types of non-prescription contacts: there’s the opaque type which can make the eyes darker or lighter, there’s a full tint lenses or coloured contacts which can totally change eye color to different hues, from black, brown, green, to purple and blue. Other non-prescription lenses are custom made, popular designs include cat eyes, skulls and flames.

In hospitals, amazingly enough, clear non-prescription contact lenses are used for certain eye surgeries and procedures. A good example is during post-cataract surgery, clear lenses are applied on top of the cornea as a form of filter and bandage, protecting it from light and foreign materials. If you consider yourself a good candidate for non-prescription contact lenses, go get a pair, and see if you and your friends like them.

Potential Dangers of Buying Illegal Contact Lenses

So many people would use contact lenses just for cosmetic purposes, even if they do not have any existing eye conditions. Coloured contact lenses are commonly used for cosmetic purposes, in order to alter the color and the look of the eyes. These contact lenses can be bought without prescription from an eye doctor.

There is really no harm with buying these kinds of contact lenses, for as long as these are authentic. What many consumers are not aware of is that buying some of these illegal contact lenses could lead to troubles. Prolonged use of these types of contact lenses could cause eye infections and might even lead to permanent eye damage.

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Contact Lens and Makeup

One of the good things about contact lenses is that they do not cover or hide the eyes like regular eye glasses would. This is very great for teen girls and young women, who love to show and flaunt their beautiful eyes. Other than having perfect sight and clear vision, it is also very important for them to look their best at all times, and wearing make-up can help. There is no rule preventing one to wear both contacts and make-up together but there are some helpful tips and information that they can find useful. When cosmetic products and contact lenses are not used properly, there’s a potential for eye irritation, injuries, allergies and even eye infections.

Tip no. 1) Wash both hands before properly; wear contacts first before applying any make-up.

Tip no. 2) Once your contact lenses are in place, avoid coming in contact with water.

Tip no. 3) When using eye makeup such as eye shadows, eye liners and mascaras, do not get the brush or tip too close to the eye.

Tip no. 4) Always use hypo-allergenic makeup that’s non-oil based and water soluble, most especially if you have sensitive skin.

Tip no. 5) Eye liners and eye mascaras should not be water-proof, since they can stick to the contact lenses.

Tip no. 6) Avoid eye shadow powders, use liquids, gels or creams instead. Eye shadow powders can stain the contacts and irritate the eye.

Tip no. 7) Keep nail polish removers as well makeup removers away from the contact lenses.

Tip no. 8) Use your own makeup sponge and brush, swapping and borrowing other people’s instruments can cause infection and transmission of harmful microorganisms

Tip no. 9) Never swap contact lenses with other people, one pair of contacts should only be used by one person

Tip no. 10) Take out the contact lenses first before removing your makeup. The makeup remover used should be non-greasy and hypo-allergenic.

The Importance of Contact Lens Hygiene

People who regularly wear contact lenses would tend to forget about the importance of hygiene when it comes to taking care of their contact lens. Remember that these lenses would be in contact with one of the most sensitive part of your face- the eyes. If it is not properly tended, germs and dirt could get into it and will irritate your eyes even more.

Always bear in mind that having proper hygiene with your contact lenses is very important. These lenses are responsible for our clear vision, and it would give us more convenience as compared to wearing eyeglasses. If you take good care of your contact lenses, you will be able to see more clearly and your eyes will be healthier even after several years to come.

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Contact Lens Allergy

An allergy is the over reaction of the body’s immune system triggered by the contact and exposure to a foreign body or substance. Allergies can happen in all parts of the body, including the eyes. Eye allergies are triggered by various substances such as pollen, cosmetic products, contact lenses and topical eye medications. Contact lens related allergies happen when the contact lenses themselves or the tear and protein deposits bind to the corneal surface and cause irritation. The symptoms for contact lens allergy include swelling, eye puffiness, redness, tearing, itching, abnormal discharges and lens discomfort. In severe cases, contact lens allergies can produce a very large swelling on the eyelids which may inhibit one from wearing contact lenses ever again. Listed below are some tips that will help prevent contact lens allergies:

1)      Wear eye glasses – If the contact lens itself is the allergen, then wearing one is not be wise. Wearing eye glasses is a better option. For people with sensitive eyes, contact lenses may trigger allergic reactions since pollen, dust and other substances can stick on the lens’ surface.

2)     Clean your Contact Lens Regularly – Use a preservative-free contact lens cleaning solution to remove dirt, protein deposits and debris from the lens. For disposable contact lenses, change them as frequently as possible.

3)     Maintain Eye Moisture – Keeping the eye hydrated not only prevents dryness it also helps wash off dirt and irritants. Artificial tears solution is the most common product used to maintain eye moisture.

4)     Use Cool Compress for Relief – During contact lens allergies, when the eye becomes red and swollen, apply a cool and damp compress over it to minimize the inflammation. Do not rub the eye, rubbing it will only cause more irritation.

5)     Visit an Eye Specialist (optometrist) – Contact lens allergies should not be ignored and disregarded. Consulting a professional can help treat the allergy. The doctor can also teach ways on how prevent allergy-episodes in the future.

US FDA: Contact Lens Safety

Proper handling of your contact lenses is very important, and that is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have taken several steps to improve the safety of contact lenses by reminding all consumers of the potential danger that could result in the improper handling of contact lenses.  Consumers who will not follow the right procedures of cleaning and storing their contact lenses will have a high risk of getting serious eye infections which might lead to blindness.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also stress the importance of draining the solution out of the case of your contact lens after every use as well as the “rub and rinse” method for proper precaution.

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