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Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

No problem: You probably wonder if such lenses will alter your color vision. The pigments in colored lenses are of very low density and will not alter color perception. The lenses otherwise are fit, and wear just like any other lenses and the risks are the same. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Why do I see the sides of my vision foggy while wearing some colored contact lenses?

Why do I see the sides of my vision foggy while wearing some colored contact lenses?

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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Is it safe to wear colored contact lenses if I have amblyopia in one eye?

Is it safe to wear colored contact lenses if I have amblyopia in one eye?

Yes: Colored contact lens shouldn't worsen amblyopia. Amblyopia is treated by forcing the brain to use the weaker eye and/or correcting the weaker eye's vision. ...Read more

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Can I wear colored contact lenses if I have a lazy eye?

Can I wear colored contact lenses if I have a lazy eye?

Yes: The color of the eyes is not related to the alignment or presence of amblyopia. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

Is it bad to wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

No: It is not bad, but it will make the eyes look a bit muddy. ...Read more

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I wear prescription colored contact lenses but sometimes i start blinking a lot during the day, why is that?

I wear prescription colored contact lenses but sometimes i start blinking a lot during the day, why is that?

Dry eyes: You are blinking because your eyes are drying out. Put in some rewetting drops that are designed for use with contacts. ...Read more

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Can wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes if you only wear them for one day?

Need fitting: Like for halloween perhaps? It is generally safe to use contact lenses but even if you only use them for one day you should have an eye exam and fitting for lenses. This is so an appropriate curvature can be selected, and to be sure you know how to insert and remove the lens. I have seen people develop a corneal ulcer with less than one day of use, so there is always some risk. ...Read more