Buying Colored Contact Lenses for the First Time?

color contact lensesAre you thinking about getting colored contacts to try a new look? If you are you are among the many people who have always wondered what they would like with different colored eyes. Many of our customers shop with us for contact lenses to highlight their eyes and accentuate their makeup and are always very pleased with the results.

Time and time again we get emails about how many compliments that they have received on their new blue eyes, green eyes or gray eyes! No matter what your eye color preference is, fashion colored contacts are a whole lot of fun and definitely one of those must haves for everyone’s fashion collection.

As amazing as these little fashion accessories can make you look and feel, one always must remember to take special care when using them.  If you are considering purchasing some fashion contact lenses, please read through some of the information provided below to see if contact lenses are the best option for you.
Questions & Answers About Fashion Contact Lenses
Where can I buy Fashion Colored Contacts?

You can purchase “fashion” Colored Contact Lenses Online at our store. By “fashion lenses” we mean that our colored contacts are only for people who do not require a prescription and are strictly for cosmetic purposes.
Where can I buy Prescription Contacts? 

If you require a prescription, you should check with your local medical eye care practitioner first. They can recommend the type of brands that would be best suited for your type of eyes and may even sell them directly at their office. You can also search online for prescription lenses but also check with your eye Doctor first to see if you are a suitable candidate for contact lenses.

 How long can I wear my contact lenses?

The contact lenses that we carry in our store are for cosmetic purposes only and not for prolonged extended wear. If you plan to wear them daily they should not be worn for more than 8 hours at a time.

Can I sleep in contact lenses?

No. You should never sleep in contact lenses. You can cause severe damage to your eyes. Always remove them and put them in the case with solution for safe storage and disinfecting.
Can I swim in fashion contact lenses?

No, you should never swim in contact lenses because the water contains bacteria that can get trapped in between the lens and your eye and cause infection.
Can I reuse these colored fashion contact lenses?

Yes, these  fashion contact lenses can be reused but we recommend that you purchase at least 3 pairs each time so you can properly cleanse and disinfect the lenses in between wears.
How often should I clean my contact lenses? Contact lenses should be cleaned daily and you should also make sure to clean the case that you store them in on a regular basis. Soaking the plastic lens case in boiling hot water before use is a great way to clean the cases and kill bacteria before storing your lens.
Can I wear makeup with color contact lenses? Yes you can wear makeup with your contact lenses. Always . put your makeup on first, wash your hands and then insert your lenses after the makeup has been applied.
Why are my eyes dry when I have only had them in for an hour?

It is very common for new or long term contact lens wearers  to experience dry eyes when first inserting the lenses ore even blurry vision. This is because your eye is getting used to the light coming through the lens and having something over your cornea. There are eye drops you can purchase online here to lubricate the eye. You simply add one or two drops to your eyes with the lenses, and blink a few times to spread the solution over the eyes. This can really make a difference. You may also purchase eye drops at your local drug store or Walmart pharmacy.
 How will I know when it’s time to take them out?

If you are experiencing headaches or eye strain you should take your lenses out immediately and add solution to them. It could simply just be that your eyes are drying out. If that does not work and you are still experiencing eye strain, then you should take them out for 24 hours. If any redness or yellowing of the eye occurs, give your eyes a rest. If the problem still persists, please see an Eye Doctor as this could be due to a condition known as dry eye.
How will I know when it is time to dispose of my contact lenses, throw them away and buy a new pair?

If you are feeling any prolonged discomfort while wearing your contact lenses you should dispose of them. If your contact lens expiry date is past the wear capacity ( 3months, 6 months, or 1 year, )depending on the type of lenses you have purchased,  you should dispose of them as you should never wear them past their extended date.

You may also notice that your contact lenses become very soft and can no longer stay in. They will become soft and pop out of your eyes. The contacts will have lost their shape and that means it’s time to throw them away and get a new pair. We always recommend that customers buy at least 3 pairs of contacts with 2 of them in the same color in case you lose one.
Are Fashion Contact Lenses Safe?

Like any other cosmetic product, contact lenses are safe provided that the user has healthy eyes meaning they have gone to an eye care practitioner and received the green light to go ahead and wear contacts. Although fashion contact lenses do not require a prescription, it is always best to visit with an eye doctor to see make sure that you do not require a prescription or a special type of lens. Our eyes are very important and should be treated with the utmost care. Proper cleansing and storing of  your lenses and short term wear will make them a safe, fun and easy to wear cosmetic.

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23 thoughts on “Buying Colored Contact Lenses for the First Time?

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