Buyer Beware: The Problem With Colored Contact Lenses

colored contact lensesWhether you are dressing up for a fun costume party or your child has a part in the school play and wants to enhance their costume, colored contact lenses might just do the trick. However, sold online and advertised as a “one-size fits all” solution, you could be causing your eyes more harm than good without getting the proper prescription. Read on to learn more about the dangers of colored contact lenses.

“No Prescription Necessary”
One of the worst things about buying colored contact lenses online is the fact that they are advertised as “no prescription necessary.” And although you may think that’s a good thing, the last thing you want to do to your eyes is put a contact lens in them without having a prescription because it could blind you.

Additionally, non-prescription strength contact lenses can also cause sores and cuts in the eye that are only repairable through eye surgeries. Remember that contact lenses are a medical device, so you need to make sure that you have had the proper eye exam and that you have a prescription that will go with it.

The Importance of An Eye Exam
You may not realize it, but during a contact lens fitting and eye exam, your eyes are not only getting tested for the proper prescription, but they are also getting tested for the right size and shape as well. If you order contact lenses online without having an eye exam, the likelihood that they will conform to your eye in the proper way is exceedingly rare.

If you or your child want colored contact lenses as part of a costume, don’t shop for the online. By scheduling a proper eye exam and contact lens fitting with Dr. Steve Thom, you can avoid any of the damaging risks mentioned above. If you would like to learn more about colored contact lenses or any other eye care concerns, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today!

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