Colored lenses, along with transparent counterparts, are divided into several types, characterizing the duration of their wearing period …
Are there any differences between wearing colored contact lenses and soft corrective lenses?
According to modern technologies, both options are made from the same type of polymers. In colored lenses, the colored layer does not come into contact with the cornea of the eye, as a result of which their use is as safe as transparent correctors.
Colored lenses, along with transparent counterparts, are divided into several types, characterizing the duration of their wearing period – there are one-day models and samples of a longer period of use, up to several months. However, the most commonly recommended and most practical are still correctors, which need to be changed once a month.
Daily type lenses are suitable for everyone who does not need to wear them every day, and for those who are just about to make a decision to purchase them.
Colored contact lenses are divided into two types:
- intensely colored, changing the color of the eyes radically;
- tint, emphasizing the natural color of the eyes, changing it insignificantly.
The process of selecting the appropriate type of colored lenses depends on the natural initial tone of the iris.
Dark eyes: brown, black, deep blue. These shades need models of intense coloration, which, thanks to their opacity, allow you to change the original tone to any other.
Light eyes: blue, gray and green. The owners of these shades are more fortunate, since they can use both opaque and tinted types of lenses to change or enhance the natural color of the eyes. In the first case, you can radically change your image, and with the help of lenses with an intensifying effect, slightly change the shade, or emphasize the depth and saturation of the original color of the iris.
The leading manufacturers of both types of correctors are the Americans Johnson & Johnson, their compatriots Bausch & Lomb and the ophthalmological department of Novartis – CIBA Vision.
Gaining popularity and carnival colored lenses. They do not have any differences from the classically painted ones, except, perhaps, the originality of the color and the presence of a pattern on the entire surface, or on part of it. Such models are perfect for parties and holidays, they are able to adequately emphasize and complement the originality of the image created for the celebration.
Is it possible to wear colored lenses for those who do not have visual impairments? Yes, their use is quite acceptable in this case too – today tint correctors can be just a fashion accessory for everyone who is not alien to everyday changes.