Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Whole World of Color Contacts

There is a whole world of color contacts to choose from these days. Colored contact lenses can reveal a new individual. Colored contacts come in a wide array of colors. Even if you have very dark colored eyes, you can change your eye color with contacts.

Colored contacts are also available for those individuals that need toric lenses for astigmatism. The color selection starts with two main categories. Translucent tints work well for patients that have a lighter colored iris. Opaque lenses work very well for people:adults or children with a dark colored iris but want a much brighter tone.

Quite a few individuals prefer to go for a particularly dramatic change in their eye color, while others simply prefer to add a bit more shade. The choice is all in the eyes of the beholder. You may be interested in getting a couple of different colors. Your eye color can then change with your mood.

Just think of the possibilities. Perhaps you have hazel colored eyes but have always wanted green eyes. Now that can really happen. Or perhaps you have always wanted richly warm brown eyes. That can be your new eye color. The colors are available to match your desired eye color.

Colored lens choices have moved beyond the traditional colors. For those that really like to make a bold statement there are violet and aqua colored lenses. For those that are adventuresome but want just a little less boldness, a soft honey color or perhaps a grey would be more in line with their persona.

Contact lenses of any color are a medical device and must be properly fitted by an eye care professional. Eyes are very delicate and can be injured or damaged by improperly fitted lenses. Even people that wear colored lenses strictly for cosmetic reasons (without any vision correction) must be properly fitted.

As with all lenses, you will need to follow your optometrist's advice on wear time, changing lenses, proper storage of lenses when not being worn, and follow up examinations. This is all a relatively small price to pay for lovely eye color and clear vision at the same time.

Fouad Melamed, O.D. is a Los Angeles Eye Doctor, specializing in Optometry. He frequently writes about eye health, glasses, contacts, etc. For more information, you can

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