Dualens' Quick Guide to Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lenses
Posted at April 04, 2018 | by Brandon Park | in Talks

Dualens' Quick Guide to Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lenses

Non prescription colored contact lenses also referred to as "Plano color contacts" are becoming more and more popular. If you’re an avid follower of social media, you might have noticed that celebrities such as Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Selena Gomez are all rocking colored contacts. Whether you're going out for a night of fun or just want to change your look, colored contacts are a great option for any day wear. With a wide assortment of hues and shades, colored contacts can create a natural or bold look that matches just about any outfit.

Why Do People Enjoy Wearing Colored Contacts?

Just like wearing your favorite shiny top, other people like adding a pop of color to their wardrobe. Colored contacts help brighten up your eyes and make them stand out. Based off your personal preference, there are many colors to choose from. Just like a nice watch or fashion bracelet, non-prescription colored contacts add another dimension to your fashion profile. They can change your entire look or add a subtle pop to your outfit. Remember, you don't need to be a celebrity or fashionista to rock a pair of stellar colored contacts.

Is it Safe to Wear Colored Contact Lenses?

Colored contacts are safe to wear depending on where you purchase them. The colored contacts that you might find at your local mall kiosk or local beauty store might not be FDA approved. This could mean that the colored contacts they sell can lead to blindness, irritation, and blurred vision – as they are not carefully regulated. You only have one pair of eyes, so it's best to take great care of them. At Dualens, our customer’s safety and satisfaction are our top priority. All our colored contacts are FDA approved and have met strict safety regulations. The brands we carry like Acuvue, Freshlook Dimensions, and Air Optix manufacture high-quality contact lenses.

Do I Need a Prescription to Wear Colored Contact Lenses?

Late 2005, Congress passed a new legislation that classified colored contacts as medical devices. Therefore, it is illegal to obtain colored contacts without a prescription from your optometrist. Any place that allows you to purchase colored contacts without a prescription is very risky. It is generally a good idea to visit your optometrist before purchasing contacts in general. You want to make sure you aren't allergic to the material. We provide a free trial on select contacts at Dualens to make sure that your eyes don't get sore, irritated, or red while wearing contacts.

How Long Can I Wear Colored Contacts For?

Optometrists usually recommend that you "try" your colored contacts, even if they are non prescription, for a week. You should only wear them for 1-3 hours each day, so that your eyes become accustomed to them. After that, doctors advise that you should have them in no longer than 9 hours a day. It is important that you clean them correctly if you are using the 30-day or 90-day packs. Finally, when you are going to sleep or going in water, take out your colored contacts for your own safety.

Now, you're informed. The easy part is over, now comes the hard part. What color of non-prescription contact lenses do you want? If you're not sure, feel free to look through our wide range of colored contacts. Here, at Dualens, we provide high quality colored contact lenses for an affordable price.