Now that you’ve decided to buy colored contacts online, what’s the process? Remember, contact lenses are considered medical devices and should be worn under the prescription and supervision of an eye care professional. But, if you stay within those health safety guidelines, there’s no reason why you can’t try different colors and styles. Plus ordering your colored contacts … [Read more...]
Can You Wear Color Contacts if You Have Perfect Vision?
If you’re one of the lucky ones with perfect “20/20” vision, you can still try colored contact lenses. Lenses without vision correction are called Plano. However, you still need a prescription from an eye care professional to get them. Why? Because, even though you may not need vision correction for near sightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, colored contacts from … [Read more...]
Why You Need an Eye Exam
Photo by: Schrierc on Flikr In the United States, by law you are required to have a verifiable prescription for colored contact lenses. Without one, you can’t legally purchase contacts and retailers can’t legally sell them to you. This means that you need to visit your eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) for an eye exam and proper fitting for the brand of colored … [Read more...]