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can you wear colored contacts over regular contacts

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bustos
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Doing this won't hurt your eyes but if the colored contacts don't have any power, they wont help the vision.
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Dr. Renee Bovelle
28 years experience Ophthalmology
After an eye exam.: Yes. But only if you have an eye exam first by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.. Buying colored contacts from beauty supply shops or other unauthori ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Shouldn't: If the prescription and fit is correct, colored contacts should not blur your vision. If your vision is blurry you should check with your local ey ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Shortest possible : Colored no prescription contacts are often used for costumes or just to change eye color. They should be prescribed by an eye specialists and properl ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Piggy backing: This is called piggy backing of a lens and can work in many cases. The curvature of the inside of the colored lens may not match the outer curve of t ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but . . .: This is called piggybacking a lens. Usually it is done with matching base curves so the lens on top will be stable. Your plan might work but there i ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Colored contacts have the same optical properties as clear contacts. However, they usually have much less oxygen transmission and so are less healthy ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: However if you have very much astigmatism, the vision will be blurred.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: But why not wear ones to correct vision, too?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but: Why get orthokeratology if you are going to wear a lens anyway.L colored lenses come in various powers and will give you the cosmetic appearance you ... Read More

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