Explaining Different Types of Contact Lenses

Explaining Different Types of Contact Lenses

If you’re new to the world of colored contact lenses then you may be wondering which types of contact lenses are right for you. With several different options it can be a bit confusing to someone without any experience. We at Coloured Contacts have dedicated ourselves to providing our customers with the highest quality of colored lenses. With this in mind we’ve decided to give you a little guide on the Different Types of Contact Lenses so that you can browse our collection with confidence. To avoid boring you, we’ve separated the differences into four aspects that we’ll explain so you know what to search for when deciding on the right pair of lenses.

The Duration Decision

It may seem obvious that contact lenses are separated by their duration, but the choice is more important than you may think. Firstly, let’s discuss the aspects of daily wear contact lenses and whether these would be the right fit for you. For many users of colored contacts, the intention of their purchase is to change their eye color for a one off event. Whether you’re going to a Halloween party or a wedding, the effects of a new eye color can make an event extra special. Once the occasion is over, daily contacts have fulfilled their purpose and can be removed and disposed of accordingly, reducing the hassle of maintaining the lenses. They are also cheaper than extended wear lenses so you would only be wasting money if your used a non-daily contact lens for just one day.

On the other side, we have extended wear contact lenses which in our store will last for 90 days or 1 year. These are slightly more expensive but if you’re planning to go to a Cosplay convention over a weekend, want to wear them to any nights out or if you’re planning on changing your eye color on a daily basis, these are cheaper than trying to purchase lots of daily contacts. When you get these contacts, you will also have to get some Contact Lens Solution and should invest in a Contact Lens Case so you can keep your contacts clean. The cleaning isn’t difficult, but you have to remember to do it every time you wear them or if you’ve left them alone for a long time. It’s still a small cost for the experience of a new eye color.

Quality Vision from Contact Lenses

The difference between Prescription and Non-prescription lenses is an obvious one, but there are important things to know about them while ordering. For those who aren’t short-sighted or intend to wear glasses over their colored contacts, the Non-prescription colored contact lenses are the best option. Most of our lenses are Non-prescription so the options are extensive. Whatever situation you want to use these contacts, we will have what you need.

We’ve added a number of Prescription colored contact lenses to our store as we know that you want the option to wear contacts in a different color without compromising on vision. Our selection for these lenses is growing and we intend to have an inclusive set of options within the near future. The only difference between these and non-prescription lenses is that you will have to choose the power of the prescription in both of your eyes. You should have this from your last visit to the optometrist. Because they also have better technology, they will also cost a little extra. If you want to make a completely accurate Cosplay, being able to see while not wearing glasses can be a really big help so the difference in price can be worth it.

Natural vs. Novelty

Natural Contact Lense

For those who want to make an everyday change to their eye color, then it’s likely you’ll want to have a Natural contact lens design that mimics the ordinary pattern of a real eye. While the name may suggest that these lenses are all about blending in, there are some options available that are noticeably different. With colors of contacts that range from Grey to Purple, it is possible to change up your eyes to something a bit more exciting. Over half of the world has brown eyes and the desire for something different can be compelling. The best option for natural contacts is to get an extended wear option for repeated use.

Novelty Contact Lenses

Alternatively, Novelty contact lenses are designed to be strange and super interesting. From spooky colored lenses for Halloween or even the series of Naruto Sharingan Cosplay contacts that have become super popular. These are a mix of intense colors and crazy designs that can make a costume for a Cat, Vampire, Anime Character, Ninja, Demon or just about everything more impressive.

Material Composition

There are two big styles of contact lenses that exist, the first being hard contact lenses. These are made from gas permeable materials called Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA for short). These are the best option for those with difficult eye conditions but because of their rigid surface can be uncomfortable to wear. You will struggle to find any colored contacts that are made with hard materials.

The alternative is the Soft Contact Lenses that we use at Coloured Contacts. These have the scientific name of Polyhyrdoxyethylmethacrylate (or Polyhema). These are the best option for many because they are a hydrogel, meaning that they connect smoothly with the water in the eye. The percentage on a Polyhema contact lens notes how much water is absorbed to create the hydrogel. Our contacts are formed to make sure that your eyes maintain a quality water level without making the material uncomfortable.

So these are the different types of contact lenses available to you. Hopefully now that you know a little more about how Coloured Contacts work, you will be able to pick out exactly what you are looking for from your next pair of lenses.

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Explaining Different Types of Contact Lenses

Explaining Different Types of Contact Lenses

If you're new to the world of colored contact lenses then you'll probably want to know about the different types of contact lenses. Well here is a blog that explains some of the basic need to know...

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