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A Buyer’s Guide to Colored Contact Lenses

Summary: Wearing colored contact lenses comes with numerous responsibilities to ensure you don’t damage or cause any infections to your eyes.

Contact lenses can be an effective way to correct vision problems and avoid the hassles of eyeglasses. But these small medical devices can also be used to change the color of your iris and give you an entirely new look. There are a number of styles of colored lenses that you can choose from, depending on what you are looking for.

Always Get an Examination Before

Anyone purchasing contact lenses, whether they are Bausch and Lomb or another brand, should have their eyes professionally measured and correctly fitted by an optometrist.

Additionally, a follow-up eye examination must be carried out to assess whether the individual is encountering any difficulties using the contact lenses, as well as whether there is any eye damage. Even though colored contact lenses may not correct vision, they can still damage the eyes if not care for correctly.

Follow a Lens-Wearing Schedule

Many optometrists recommend that users wear contact lenses for a few hours a day during the beginning stages of wearing contacts. Even if you are only wearing colored contact lenses cosmetically, you should wear them for a short period at first to ensure that your eyes do not become overly irritated.

Maintain and Care For Your Colored Contacts

Caring for your colored contact lenses is essentially the same as for normal contact lenses. Some basic tips from Lens.com include: always washing and rinsing your hands, clearing and rinsing your lenses with an approved sterile solution after taking them out and storing them, and making sure your lens case is clean and clear of bacteria and residue from your solution.

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