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Can You Wear Colored Contacts Over Regular Contacts
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 properly fitted to minimize risk of eye injury or infection. Wearing any contact for extended periods of time significantly increases risk of injury. Never buy colored contacts on line without a prescription, you may be risking your eyesight if you do.
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 the corrective lens, so the colored lens may easily slip out of place. This usually is not harmful but may result in the loss of the lens.
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 is a moderate likelihood that the lens on top will be unstable and will move out of position. There is no health risk to what you propose.
Yes: But why not wear ones to correct vision, too?
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 want and correct the vision. Orthokeratology requires the wear of a rigid lens at night so you can wear nothing during the day. Wearing a colored lens defeats this pattern.
Can I wear colored contacts or like theatrical contacts that have designs in them if I wear glasses? My glasses are for seeing far away.
Possibly reacting: It is possible that the lenses you bought online are old rather than fresh, or that they are preserved in a chemical like thimerisol to which you're having an allergic reaction. Also possible that the fit is wrong, or that your eyes are too dry to wear them. Contact an eye care professional and have them evaluate you and the lenses.
Of course: If you would prefer brown eyes to blue eyes, not the usual desire, then by all means wear brown lenses fit by an ophthalmologist.
Why put your: Eyes through any stress just to change color?
Varies: Colored contacts alter the appearance depending upon the color selected. Sometimes this looks odd if the contact color contrasts with the basic skin color. But some think this is cool. So it is really a personal choice. Hopefully you have seen an ophthalmologist for the best and safest fit.
No such thing: There are no fake colored contacts. All of them are real, and all of them can be obtained online from many web-sites. Since all contact lenses are regulated, you will need a prescription from your eye care provider to order them.
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