Information About Contact Lenses

Colored contact lenses are great for people who want to change their look without doing anything permanent. They are made of flexible silicone that can be used for people with or without poor eyesight. Many people choose a completely different color than their natural eyes for a startling look. People with dark eyes will look very exotic with vivid blue or green eyes. It is also possible to choose contacts that are unique in color such as violet or gold.

For people in need of prescription eye wear, you are amongst the best candidates for colored contacts. Ask your eye doctor for information on these special contacts on your next appointment. He or she will be able to recommend some brands and styles for you. One of the most popular and well trusted brands is Acuvue. You can order color enhancing prescription contacts via Acuvue Colors from you doctor. They will arrive in no time so that you will be able to see and have a new eye color!

The other trusted brand of color contacts is Ciba Vision. This company features the biggest selection of colors available. They make exotic colors and designs such as stars or lizard eyes. You can were these contacts for up to a month depending on the style. Overall, it does not really matter which brand you use. As long as you are happy with the product and color, then that is all that matters.

You must remember to take care of your contacts and clean them every night before bed. If you do not, then you may get an infection from a dirty contact. Also, if you not used to contacts and unsure how to put them in, then just ask for help. A friend who wears prescription contacts can advise you on how to put in your cosmetic lenses.

If you want to enhance your color without a prescription, then you can also order them from an eye doctor. However, they are available online as well. It is important to note that the best and most reputable contacts will only be available through the doctor. Order contacts at your own risk and practice putting them in before you head out the door. You may even want to wait a little bit before driving so that you can be sure that the contacts will not fall out or irritate your eye. This is very unlikely to happen, but it does not hurt to be safe.

How To Apply Makeup When Wearing Contact Lensess
The most important thing you should know is that you should always insert your lenses before applying makeup. Cleanse your face and make sure your hands are clean and dry before inserting the lenses. Avoid applying hand cream on your hands before handling your lenses because any residue from lotions, soaps, or cream may stick to the contact lens, causing an eye irritation.

Always use unscented and oil-free cosmetics because they are difficult to remove from your fingers and from your skin. Choose a light face cream or moisturizer, the heavy once could melt and smear the lenses. Apply powder with care and make sure you have removed the excess powder around the eyes. Creams and liquid gel eye shadows are more appropriate to use for those who wear contact lenses. Powder shadows can cause particles to fall into the eye and onto the lens, causing an eye irritation. Apply the eye shadows using a sponge in place of a brush. When applying mascara apply it lightly and distant from the base of the lashes. Choose waterproof mascara without alcohol.

Apply one thin coat and allow it to dry before applying the second coat. Do not apply eyeliner to the inner rim of the eye as this may cause irritation and lens smearing. Use waterproof and soft eyeliner rather that a liquid one. Always remove the contact lenses before removing the makeup in the evening. When removing your lenses be sure that your hands are clean and dry. Use a water based makeup remover and apply it with a pad. Don’t use harsh products.

Useful Tips:

  • always keep your hands clean before inserting or removing your contact lenses
  • keep all your makeup applicators (brushes) and containers clean
  • to minimize the risk of eye infection, replace all your makeup products every 6 months
  • never use heavy creams or moisturizers around the eyes as these could melt and smear the lenses
  • never wear makeup if your eyes are infected, swollen or red
  • never share your makeup with other people
  • never share your contact lenses with other people
  • never wear false lashes
  • replace cosmetics every six months to avoid irritation and infection


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