Do you remember walking around the mall and seeing kids with multi-colored eyes? How about kids with eyes that look like a snake? Or even a lizard?! While you might have thought that you were just dehydrated and needed to sit down, what you really saw was a new trend known as fashion contact lenses.
So, What Are They?
It is important to start with what they are not. A replacement for the high-quality contact lenses you can get from the Groupon Coupons page for 1800 Contacts, or for your spectacles or prescription contact lenses. Fashion lenses do not include a prescription and are not considered to be medical devices by the FDA.
Instead, fashion contact lenses take the form factor of a contact lens and place an image or decal over the outer shell. This decal is what you see when you look at a person wearing them. However, the person wearing the contact lenses cannot see the deal as they look through the lens.
Are They Dangerous?
This is a very good question. And, unfortunately, not one which all children are asking before they buy them and put them in their eye.
Just like all products, the quality of fashion contact lenses depends on the manufacturer, the brand, and the price. If you see fashion contact lenses for a price which seems too good to be true, it likely is, and they could cause you serious eye damage.
If you are unsure, speak with your Doctor before putting them in. They can give you more thorough advice on how safe they will be for your person use.
What Styles Do They Come In?
How many styles are there in the world? That’s the real question. Most fashion contact lenses are designed to simply adjust the color of the wearer’s eye, taking a blue eye to a green or, or making a brown eye look pink. Of course, as you may have seen, you can also purchase designs which mimic the eye of an animal, the most common theme being reptiles such as lizards and crocodiles.
Are They Expensive?
Similar to the point raised about the danger of fashion contact lenses, there are expensive offerings, and there are cheap offerings. As you can imagine, the cheap offerings come with greater risk of causing damage or simply not doing their job. When considering the price, remember that they are essentially an item which you will be putting onto your eye-socket. Keep that thought in your mind when you decide if a price is too high to pay.
Should I Get a Pair?
If you enjoy staying current and don’t have an aversion to putting things in your eye, then fashion contact lenses could be a good option for you to entertain. If, however, you are like many other people who can’t stand the thought of putting something into their eye, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings will never go out of fashion.