Updated on May 22, 2019
Summary: Colored contact lenses are different from standard contacts in a number of ways. But, they also share various similarities as well.
Colored contact lenses can be used for a variety of things including fashion events and even just for style. With celebrities popularizing them in today’s day and age, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that these specialized lenses are becoming the new “in thing” in the fashion world. But, how do they differ from your standard contacts that you wear on a daily basis?
They Are Still Medical Devices
Contrary to what people tend to believe, these contact lenses are still considered medical devices and should be treated as such. Moreover, they still require a prescription from an optometrist – which is mandatory for buying them. It’s also important to keep in mind that they need to be treated like a standard pair of contact lenses. This means proper cleaning and storing after use.
They May Take a While to Get Used To
Because these lenses are made differently than your regular contact lenses, they might not sit as comfortably at first. But, with enough wear on them, they’ll become something of an afterthought once they are put on. Now, this doesn’t mean that you’ll be constantly suffering from irritation or discomfort for the entire tenure that you have them on, but it’s something to consider. If, however, you do feel a burning sensation or show signs of a pending infection, immediately remove them and consult with your eye doctor for further instructions. Ignoring these common signs could cause permanent damage to your eyes and potential blindness in extreme cases.