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Sports Contact Lenses:
The light-filtering tints are specifically made for use in sports. The special lenses enhance certain colors while muting others. One of popular light-filtering tints comes in optic yellow, color of tennis balls and golf balls. The tints allow for ball to stand out against background therefore making it easier to target, colored contacts are also an excellent option for spectators.
Shy or Outgoing -There is a Color for You:
For those purchasing colored contacts for first time deciding what color is best can be a difficult decision especially with all options available. Personality has a lot to do with what color might be most appropriate for you. If you are a bold and outgoing person who doesnít mind being center of attention, a color that is opposite your natural eye color might be best. An example would be someone with brown eyes wearing contact lenses in a green or blue shade. On other hand if you are a bit more reserved and shy you may choose lenses that donít get you quite as noticed, an example would be a blue eyed person going with a shade of gray. The enhancement tints are great for a deepening affect that doesnít change your eyes at all, but still manages to give a sparkle to your look.
The advantage to disposable color contacts is with all available choices if you purchase a pair that you donít feel best suit your given personality and appearance you can always switch them to a different color at little cost.
If your colored contacts are for prescription wear youíll want to choose lenses that are compatible with your needs and find a wear schedule appropriate for you. Some examples of different disposable lenses available are; frequent replacement contacts which are replaced monthly or quarterly; disposable lenses needing replacement daily, weekly or every two weeks and traditional or reusable lenses which need replacing about every six months or longer. The replacement schedule that will be best for you is based on how your eyes behave while wearing lenses. Some people need to replace their lenses more frequently as their eyes produce more protein and lipids (causing build-up on lenses) than others. Whether you decide on a regular pair of lenses or disposables will depend on your individual needs.
It is important when owning colored contacts to never share contacts, even if they are just for novelty use in non-prescription form. This is because sharing lenses can transmit harmful bacteria leading to possible eye infections or serious eye conditions. Another reason to never share is that your contact lenses are fitted specifically for you, sharing with someone else can cause abrasion or eye damage.
The color contact lenses are a unique and fun way to change or enhance your look. With all available colors it might be difficult to make a choice. It is important to remember that colored contact lenses are medical devices and if not properly prescribed and fitted a person could suffer discomfort, abrasion, swelling and in some instances permanent eye damage. Always treat your contact lenses with care to ensure proper eye health.
Valerie Giles owns and operates Eyewear-4U http://www.eyewear-4u.com, an eyewear site featuring fashion eyewear, sports eyewear, prescription eyewear, discount sunglasses and contact lenses as well as accessories.