ARE COLOR CONTACTS SAFE FOR MY EYES?

Dr. Jim Martin 11/17/2014

contact_on_finger.jpgColor contacts have been on the market for decades. They work in the same way traditional contacts do, but they include a colored area on the lens that changes the color of the iris when worn. There are many different color options available, but many people wonder if colored contact lenses are safe, or if they carry any additional risks simply because of the color used on the lens.

Are Color Contacts Safe?

The safety of contacts has increased over the years and new technology has been used to craft the lenses that sit directly on the eye. Color contacts, or contacts that change the color of the eye when worn, are just as safe as clear contact lenses when properly fitted and cared for.

Only a qualified eye doctor can tell you whether or not contact lenses are a good idea for your particular vision situation. Not everyone who needs corrective lenses is a good candidate for contact lenses.

How To Keep Your Eyes Safe

If you are interested in colored contact lenses, never purchase them from a beauty supply shop or online without a prescription. In order to ensure lenses fit your eyes properly, you must see a qualified professional. The eye doctor you see will take the proper measurements to ensure the contact you receive is the correct size for your eyes. He or she will also provide instructions on how to care for and clean your lenses to prevent infection.

If you are interested in purchasing and wearing colored contacts, call the eye care experts at Broome Optical in Amarillo, Texas. They will be happy to help you make the proper decision for your particular vision situation, and will make sure you get the proper lens fit.

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