Do you need a prescription for coloured contact lenses?
There seems to be a shiploads (spellcheck fixed that) of confusion when it comes to the right answer.
Let’s take you through it again.
Take notes if you want. Take a screen shot if you can.
Just don’t take your bestie’s advice (or their boyfriend – and yes Madison, I’m looking at you)
Okay, so you’re ready to make a change and get some sparkle back in those peepers. Good for you!
You’re looking for the best colour contact lenses to bring out your best.
You go through all the colour options: Natural Browns, Blues, Greens and the special shades like chocolate, ice-blue and emerald green.
Finding your new eye colour
You make your choice of coloured contact lenses – you’re ready to rock, all set to go and someone says “Umm, I’m pretty sure you need a prescription for those”.
Now, I’m not saying that this certain someone might not be pretty, but you can bet your Beroccas that they’re not sure.
Some of that so called ‘friendly advice’ is like a gate crasher at a party - it always comes without an invite.
What they don’t know is they’re WRONG!
What they also don’t know is they’re scoring top marks in the annoying test.
Don’t waste your time listening to every Tom, Dick and Harriet.
You can hit Relax - there are non prescription coloured contact lenses.
There’s no need to panic or to see an optometrist (although checking with them to see how well your eyes will react to contact lenses is always a good shout).
Looking good with non prescription coloured contact lenses.
Let’s say you want to look like Margot Robbie, Mila Kunis or you’re going to a party as D from Game of Thrones (Hello! It’s the Emilia Clarke character – like, point me to the rock you’ve been hiding under!)
Get started by getting yourself the right coloured contact lenses.
Remember, if you don’t need prescription contact lenses then don’t get them.
It’s like, if you don’t need glasses, you wouldn’t wear someone else’s to read. Capital of Durrrh City!
IF, (and yes that’s why it’s a big IF), if you do need to wear prescription lenses then you should grab your phone and make an appointment with an optometrist.
If you don’t see an optometrist for advice, then you could do damage to your eyesight.
Just don’t do it – you’ve been warned. (So have you, Madison).
If you’re still not sure – check with an optometrist anyway. It doesn’t hurt not to hurt your eyes.
Time to name names
Coloured contact lenses are sometimes given different names:
- Fashion contact lenses
- Halloween contact lenses
- Cosmetic contact lenses
- Decorative contact lenses
Non prescription coloured contact lenses only change the colour of your eyes. They’re not for correcting your vision. That’s purely for changing brown eyes to blue or the other way around. They can give you green eyes too. You can get amazing coloured contacts for a costume party.
Just like corrective contact lenses, don’t be buying your coloured contact lenses from someone off the street, at a market stall or even a beauty supply or novelty store. And don’t even talk to me about a $2 shop – for bucks sake, don’t risk it!
Prescription or not, here you come!
Even the best colour contact lenses need to be looked after and always used correctly.
Here’s a handy list of Tips for looking after your coloured contact lenses. (*insert link to Care Tips)
Whether they’re prescription or non prescription coloured contact lenses, keep them clean and kept safe.
Don’t risk eye damage like:
- A cut or scratch on the top layer of your eye
- Allergic reactions like itchy, watery red eyes
- Decreased vision
See an eye doctor immediately if you have any of those problems. Don’t wait!
Get it? Got it? Good for you.
Time to have fun with your coloured contact lenses
There you have it. Looking good isn’t hard.
With the myths about coloured contact lenses crushed like that cockroach you found in the laundry, you’re all pretty well set.
Where to get your coloured contact lenses?
Easy as! They’re online now – with delivery Australia wide!
And if you’ve got any questions at all or shoot us a message.
MesmerEyez has you looking good, not just 24/7 but the whole 365/12!!