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Doctor insights on: Can You Wear Colored Contacts Over Regular Contacts

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Is it okay to wear regular colored contacts when you have astigmatism?

Is it okay to wear regular colored contacts when you have astigmatism?

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 unauthorized sellers can lead to serious eye problems such as infection.

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When you wear colored contacts, does it make your vision blurry at all?

When you wear colored contacts, does it make your vision blurry at all?

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 eye doctor at once.

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How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

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.

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Can I wear colored contacts over my prescription contacts for a couple hours on Halloween?

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.

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Can I wear colored contacts over my prescription contacts for a few hours?

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.

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Are colored contacts any different from regular contact in terms of improving vision?

Are colored contacts any different from regular contact in terms of improving vision?

No: Colored contacts have the same optical properties as clear contacts. However, they usually have much less oxygen transmission and so are less healthy for the surface of the eye. They can still be safely worn as long as you follow your doctor's instructions.

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Is it fine to wear cosmetic lenses like colored contacts even if I have orthokeratology lenses?

Is it fine to wear cosmetic lenses like colored contacts even if I have orthokeratology lenses?

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.

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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.

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.

Yes: Yes. Make sure you get the lenses through an eye doctor though. Some of these lenses can put you at risk for a corneal infection.

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Will I have to live with foggy vision when I wear my colored contacts?

Will I have to live with foggy vision when I wear my colored contacts?

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.

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Can people with blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Can people with blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

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.

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Are colored contacts dangerous?

Are colored contacts dangerous?

No: They are contact lenses and must be used appropriately to avoid infections. But if used properly, they are no more dangerous than any other type of contact lens. Some types do impair the peripheral vision somewhat; and you must be aware of this when driving.

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Which colored contacts are effective?

Which colored contacts are effective?

Effective for what?: They are all effective for correcting the vision with the proper prescription. Their effectiveness on changing your eye color varies a lot. You must try on a trial pair to determine this.

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How well do custom colored contacts look?

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.

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Where to buy fake colored contacts online?

Where to buy fake colored contacts online?

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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Which type of colored contacts are non-scripted?

None: All contact lenses are medical devices and require a prescription to legally obtain. Colored contact lenses, even with no power, are included.