Just how safe are colored contacts to wear?
When you consider the number
of contact lenses sold and the few complaints made, it
shows they are surprisingly safe as long as proper instructions
are adhered too. This includes washing your hands before
handling the contact lens, not sharing the contact lenses
with others, disinfecting them on a regular basis, using
the correct contact lens solutions and not wearing the
contacts more than your doctor has recommended.
Just how long will a contact lens last?
This is a commonly asked
question and it all depends on the contact lens type and
how you care for them. Because it is reusable, with proper
care an extended wear or frequent replacement contact lens
has the capacity to last many months before they wear out
and start to bother you. You must never wear the contact
lens longer than your doctor recommends. On the other hand
a disposable contact lens is not reusable and is for single
use only, not to be worn for more than a week before being
Will colored contacts look on my eyes like they do in your pictures
Our pictures can only give
you an idea of how the colored contacts will look on your
eyes. They are not an exact representation because the
colour values of your monitor and your underlying eye color
have some effect
Before I order colored contacts is an eye exam required?
Only if you don't already
have a valid prescription that we can verify, otherwise,
you will need to be examined to get a prescription for
contact lenses that we can then verify, to get instructions,
and follow up care. Should your prescription still be valid,
but you are beginning to notice some visual changes, you
should then be reexamined also.
Can I order contact lenses using an eyeglass prescription?
Usually no because the contact
lens specifications and the eyeglass prescription are
not the same. You also need an evaluation and be fitted
for the contact lenses along with instructions on how to
take care of them so they won't wear out too quickly.
Tell me Is the order form secure?
Yes, If you click "To Order",
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What is an extended wear contact lens?
An extended wear contact
lens can be worn longer than the typical daily wear contact
lens. Daily wear contacts unlike extended wear must be
taken out at night. Extended wear contact lenses can usually
be worn for up to a week continually, no specific wearing
time is implied by extended wear such as one week or one
month or even one year. Wearing time for any contact lens
should be determined by your doctor. He/she can better
determine the relationship between the contact lens and
your eyes, and whether or not extended wear contact lenses
Is it safe to sleep in these contacts?
Even though the maker and the FDA approve wearing these lenses while sleeping for up to a week at a time, we agree with those eye doctors that feel it is a lot safer to take the contact lenses out at night instead of sleeping in them. The rate of complications such as red and infected eyes is less than 1/10 of those that sleep in their lenses. That's why we feel it is best that you not sleep wearing your contact lenses.
Can the contact lens get lost behind the eye?
If a contact lens slides
under the upper lid and out of view, it wont get lost behind
the eye because tissue that covers the front of the eye
will fold back on itself, and like an envelope become the
back surface of the upper eye lid. It doesn't cause any
harm except you must recenter it over the pupil so you
can see properly. Leaving it under the lid will cause more
mucus that will attach to it, and it will need a good cleaning
to be usable. Try putting on another contact lens if you
can't easily retrieve it. Later when you take the new lens
off you may find the old lens stuck to it.