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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
There are many: The best colored contact is the one that has been fit to your eye and has the color effect you like. The selection process is done at your eyecare provider's office. ...Read more
Depends: If you ae blinking by habit, then there is little you can do. If the blinks are due to poor contact fit, or eye dryness or allergy, then it needs treatment. See your ophthalmologist to evaluate this and get it treated or adjusted. ...Read more
Yes, but: I would do it through an eye doctor. Even though it is for cosmetic purposes, there are risks to be aware of. ...Read more
Stop wearing them: Go see an eye doctor immediately! If these contacts were not sold through an eye doctor's office, they may not have been sterile, and were not properly fit to your eyes. Only an eye doctor can perform an examination to determine whether you are able to (or should) wear contacts. This includes fitting them and showing you proper insertion, removal and cleaning. Cosmetic lenses can be dangerous! ...Read more
Contacts: Yes, because the "maii" cannot address any issues that could arise from the contact lenses. ...Read more
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