Helpful Info for Your First Time Purchasing Colored Contacts
We know that purchasing colored contacts for the first time can be a bit daunting, and that's why Color My Eyes is here to help! We have created this handy guide to help you through the process of choosing and buying color contact lenses online.
Getting the Correct Lens Sizes When Purchasing Colored Contacts
Colored contacts, just like eyes, come in different shapes and sizes. Not every brand of colored contacts will fit everyone, and that's one of the reasons why it's very important to get your eyes examined by an eye care professional. During your examination your eye doctor will determine whether your eyes require vision correction and will measure the base curve and diameter that will fit your eye. Once you have this information it's easy to find the right colored contacts to fit your eyes! On each product page the base curve (BC) and diameter (Dia) are listed under "Additional Information". Make sure to double check this info when you find a lens you like to insure it will fit your eye correctly!
Ordering Prescription Contact Lenses
If your eyes require vision correction you can purchase colored contacts in your prescriptive power. "Power" refers to the strength, or amount, of vision correction. However, not all lenses are available in a power, but you can always wear colored lenses just for the look and wear your glasses for vision correction! If you don't need to correct your vision at all and just want to wear colored contacts for fashion or fun you can order lenses that don't change your vision, these are called "Plano" lenses and are shown as having a 0.00 power.
Why Everyone Needs a Contact Lens Prescription Before Purchasing Colored Contacts
Colored contacts are considered medical devices by the FDA and consequently require approval from an eye care professional before they can be purchased. Even if your vision is fine and you don't need prescription contact lenses, you still need to obtain a prescription for 0.00 contact lenses. This is important because you don't want to purchase contact lenses that are the wrong size for your eyes! Your eye care provider can also give you personalized instructions on the wear and care of your lenses.
Here at Color My Eyes we care about you and your vision! It's worth it to get your eyes examined and fitted for lenses by an eye doctor or eye care professional before purchasing colored contacts.
Are there any other tips that would be helpful for first time lens buyers? Let us know in the comments!!