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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

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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