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Colored Contact Lenses

Colored Contact Lenses

Are you new to the world of contact lenses? Let us guide you through everything you need to know to find the perfect pair.

What are colored contacts?

Colored contact lenses, also known as corneal contact lenses, are placed on the cornea of your eye to not only enhance your appearance but also correct your vision. They come in three main types based on their rigidity: hard, semi-hard, and soft. Whether you have myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, colored contact lenses can offer significant benefits, making you look more beautiful while providing convenience for daily activities and travel.

In terms of eye health, contact lenses play a crucial role in managing and treating eye conditions. However, it's essential to undergo a detailed examination at a hospital or professional organization before wearing contact lenses to ensure you choose the right pair for you.

Technological advancements in colored contact lenses

Let's explore the three main technologies used in the production of contact lenses.

  1. Dry printing technology: This method involves printing the color on the outside or inside of the lens. While simple and cost-effective, it often results in color fading and has become less common since 2010.

  2. Sandwich-making technique: This popular method involves printing the color between two layers of lenses, effectively preventing color fading. Though more complex, many contact lenses on the market utilize this approach.

  3. Middle-layer coloring: This innovative method colors the lens within a middle layer, providing a solution to color fading while offering simplicity and comfort.

Materials used in colored contact lenses

Similar to production technology, colored contact lenses are made from three main materials: regular materials, silicone hydrogel materials, and non-ionic materials. However, for optimal comfort, lens fit, moisture retention, and softness, silicone hydrogel materials are primarily recommended.

Designs of colored contact lenses

When selecting your contact lenses, consider various design options, including radial, punctual, vaporous, circular, and irregular designs. These designs offer diverse aesthetic effects without affecting lens prescription.

Different tones of contact lenses Colored contact lenses come in single-tone, double-tone, three-tone, and four-tone options.

  1. Single-tone lenses feature a single color, with black and brown being popular choices.

  2. Double-tone lenses add a black or dark outer ring, creating an enlarging effect and enhancing eye sparkle.

  3. Three-tone lenses introduce an additional color compared to two-tone lenses, offering more versatility.

  4. Four-tone lenses include an extra color layer beyond three-tone lenses, along with a gray or black outer ring for enhanced enlargement.

Oxygen Transmission Rate (OTR)

When wearing contact lenses, ensure proper oxygen transmission to your cornea to maintain eye health and comfort.

Helpful tips

  1. Remove your contact lenses before sleeping to allow your cornea to breathe and receive oxygen.

  2. Keep in mind that contact lenses may have different degrees compared to glasses due to their proximity to the cornea.

  3. Avoid wearing contact lenses while swimming to prevent waterborne microorganisms from contaminating the lenses.

Experience the world of colored contact lenses with Lense365, where style meets comfort and clarity.