Published on March 16th, 2019
Contact lenses move with your eye, allow a natural field of view, have no frames to obstruct your vision and greatly reduce distortions. Unlike glasses, they do not fog up or get splattered by mud or rain.
Contact lenses are excellent for sports and other physical activities. Many people feel they look better in contact lenses. Compared to eyeglasses, they may offer better, more natural sight.
Contact lenses are small prescription lenses, worn in “contact” with the eye. They are designed to correct refractive errors and maintain ocular health. They float on the tear film layer on the surface of the cornea.
Contact lenses are available in different forms, designed to meet different purposes. These forms can range from their “modality,” or how often you change them, that is, daily, every two weeks, or monthly.
They also fit different needs, such as contacts for astigmatism, contacts for nearsightedness, and more. Contact lenses come in different strengths or “diopters.” Different shapes correct different vision problems.
Toric lenses, which are more weighted at the bottom, help correct astigmatism. Spherical lenses, which are the same all around, help correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. There are also lenses for monovision, bifocals, and multi.
There are cosmetic contact lenses to enhance, or even change, the color of your eyes. This includes “Plano,” or zero power, lenses with no magnification. (Read more about cosmetic contact lenses.) There are even black sclera contact lenses to complete your next Halloween costume.
However, since contacts are medical devices, you should speak with an eye care professional before using such novelty contact lenses. Consult an optometrist and optician before buying colored lenses, so that they can make sure that your lenses are suited to your sight and eye shape.
Choose lightly tinted or enhanced lenses instead of opaque ones. Lightly tinted contact lenses can give you natural-looking enhanced eye color.
There is no greater risk of infection with cosmetic lenses than with prescription lenses if you follow the same basic hygiene steps. However, there are some precautions that should be kept in mind.
Wearing colored lenses without consulting an optometrist first can be dangerous. Cosmetic lenses are less recommended because they offer a slightly less clear vision than transparent lenses.
Opaque Colored Lenses
Opaque colored lenses completely disguise your real eye color and make for an unnatural look. For the most natural look, the color of your lenses should not be too different from your natural eye color.
Colored contact lenses require the same care as prescription lenses. Wash your hands properly before handling them, don’t wear them longer than twelve hours, and above all, do not lend your lenses to anyone. If you experience any pain or irritation, consult your optometrist immediately.
Solotica Contact Lenses
Solotica Contact lenses are known as the world’s most natural looking contact lenses. They are available in three styles of yearly and monthly disposable options Hidrocor, Natural Colors, and Hidrocharme.