Fashion Contact Lenses: Add Style To Your Eyes
Most of us have fantasized about having a different eye color, just like most of us have done the same with our hair color. Unfortunately, experimenting and having fun with various eye color is not nearly as easy as grabbing a box of hair dye from the drug store. If you still want to put the effort in and give it a shot, here are a few tips to turn those brown eyes blue.
The first thing you have to do is talk to your optometrist. It may sound strange, but even you if don't require corrective lenses, you'll still need a prescription for your colored contacts. This is a relatively new requirement, but in the interest of health and safety, colored contacts have been put under this restriction. Once you're in the room with your doctor, ask to try on a sample of regular contacts. Contacts are not for everyone, so before you invest in the colored lenses, make sure you can handle sticking your finger in your eye. Also, just like with regular contacts, the lenses may irritate your eye until you get used to wearing them.
Still interested? Time to pick a color. This is obviously the fun part. The good news is that there are all kinds of lenses out there. Not just blue, green, brown, hazel but also theatrical lenses. Anyone want to look like Storm from the X-Men? The important thing to remember is that your natural eye color will play a part in the final look. For people with extremely dark irises, it might be difficult to turn your eyes into a glass blue without it looking extremely fake. Bear this in mind and don't be disappointed if you can't get the look you are after.
It's also important to remember that the lenses themselves may affect your vision. You are, after all, putting a colored film over your eyes and if the contacts move during the day, the colored part might obscure your pupil. Because of this, you might want to practice wearing your lenses for a while before you pop them in and get behind the wheel of a car.
Since their introduction, colored contacts have evolved and now just about everyone can give them a try. Whether you require bifocals, have an astigmatism or have perfect vision and just want a change, there's a colored lens for you. Have fun!