Posted by Amaya C

People first started using contact lenses as an alternative to wearing glasses. Then came the time when people started using these lenses for purely cosmetic reasons, particularly those that come in varying hues. What if you need vision correction AND you want to change your look with color contacts at the same time? The perfect solution for you would have to be a pair of prescription color contacts. Now, here are a few things you need to bear in mind when getting them:

1. Find a Reputable Optician

You need to get an eye test before purchasing prescription lenses of any kind to make sure you get the right strength and curvature. Your eye doctor could also advise you as to the hue that can best enhance the natural shade of your eyes or a completely different color that’ll complement your skin and hair color. It would also be a good idea to have your eyes examined every two years to see if there are any changes in your vision.

2. Do Your Research

Learn as much as you can before you even go to your doctor for an eye exam. The discussion with your eye doctor will certainly go a lot smoother if you’re armed with at least some basic information about contact lenses. Doing your research will also make you feel a lot better about whatever decision you finally make, knowing you had much to do in the decision-making and you weren’t pushed into it in any way.

3. Find a Reputable Seller

Ask your doctor for a list of sellers he or she would recommend and then do some research on the sellers on your list. Check reviews and feedback about each seller online and ask your friends who wear contacts if they’ve heard of those sellers and what they think about them. Try to go with one that sells name brands because these are the lenses that typically go through ample testing and stringent quality control. Remember that it’s always better to err on the side of caution where your eyes are concerned.

4. Understand and Follow Care Instructions

Read carefully and understand the care instructions for your prescription color contacts. If you want to be extra careful, you could ask your eye doctor about the proper way of caring for and cleaning your contacts. If there’s anything in the instructions you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification, or better yet, a demonstration. Above all, be sure to strictly follow these care instructions to make sure your contacts are properly maintained.

Prescription color contacts are indeed excellent ways of achieving a new look while getting your vision problems corrected at the same time. The cost involved may be a bit higher than simply wearing eyeglasses, but they have advantages that make the extra cost worthwhile. For one thing, contacts don’t fog up like glasses do. Best of all, you get to change your eye color whenever you want. What’s not to like about that?