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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. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Colored contacts can give you some visual problems?

Colored contacts can give you some visual problems?

Maybe: They could cause blurry vision and other problems only if they are not fitting you right. So make sure you know what you using and they fit on your cornea properly. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to buy colored contacts from the mall?

Is it a bad idea to buy colored contacts from the mall?

Contacts: Yes, because the "maii" cannot address any issues that could arise from the contact lenses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use colored contacts if you don't need them?

Is it safe to use colored contacts if you don't need them?

Yes: No problem using colored contacts as long as they are well made and kept clean and sterilized properly. Also using good technique when applying or removing them is important as well to avoid injuring or scratching the eye. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get colored contacts even with normal vision?

Is it possible to get colored contacts even with normal vision?

Yes: Colored lenses are made with no correction at all for those who want to alter eye color but have no corrective needs. ...Read more

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Are colored contacts safe to use? What are their long-term effects?

Generally: Make sure the contacts are fitted by a professional contact lens fitter. Do not sleep in them-- the risk of infection goes up 30 fold.
If the contacts are managed properly, there should be no long-term effects. ...Read more

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I just bought some colored contacts online, would they make my vision blurry?

I just bought some colored contacts online, would they make my vision blurry?

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