Ever see someone’s eyes and wish you had that color of eyes yourself? Some people’s eyes are an amazing color. Naturally, people wonder if they can do that and start to search and see if they can get colored contact without a prescription.
Can I Get Colored Contacts Without Prescription?
You can get non corrective color contact lenses pretty easily now. You will need to go and see an optometrist and get a prescription – this is for a few reasons. First, it’s the law in the US, UK and Canada. Contact lenses – if they are colored or not, are considered medical devices, and thus require you get a prescription. Second, it’s a smart thing to see an eye doctor because they need to measure your eyes. Yes, not everyone’s eyes are the same size and shape, so there isn’t one size of contact lens that fits all. Getting the right fit makes them feel more comfortable (so that you don’t know they are there) and also helps to prevent eye infections. And third, I think it’s just smart to get your eyes checked. You may have astigmatism or even glaucoma.
Color Contacts for Astigmatism
Astigmatism means that your eyes are not spherically shaped, like a baseball but instead are shaped more oblong, more like a football. This isn’t very serious in most cases. It just means that you will need vision correction that works a little differently. After finding out you have astigmatism, you’ll get a prescription, which helps your eyes. You’ll have less squinting and your eyes will not be strained so much. You can get colored contacts for astigmatism in most cases.
Can I Get Colored Contacts With a Prescription?
Yes, if you already have an up to date contact lens prescription, then all you need to do is place an order for color contact lenses. One very popular brand is Acuvue 2 contacts. Acuvue 2 contact lenses come in some great colors if you have light or dark colored eyes, offer the highest UV protection and allow the needed oxygen to get to your eyes so that they don’t dry out as quickly. Look for Acuvue 2 Colors – either enhancement lenses or opaque lenses.
Getting Color Contacts No Prescription
Getting color contacts can be a very fun experience. Most people might not expect your eyes to change color since that’s not a natural thing. They will be a little surprised yet they will like what they see. You will definitely make an impression on people you meet for the first time as well. They might not even suspect that your eyes are naturally a different color. Some very famous celebrities use color contacts and are known for their eye color.
Can I Get Colored Contacts Without a Prescription for Dark Eyes?
We hear this question a lot. It seems that many people with dark eyes want to change their eye color. For them, going to green contact lenses is a popular choice. Again, you will need a prescription and you can get colored contacts. The kind you will want to get are called opaques. Opaque contact lenses completely block out the natural color of your eyes and instead show a different color. This is necessary for changing your eyes to a lighter color. These kind of contacts are also known as cosmetic color contacts, theatrical contacts or Halloween costume contacts. Don’t worry, we’re not saying you’re a scary person if you wear these kinds of contacts!
Buying Color Contacts
When it comes time to placing your order, you should check around for the best price. The last time I ordered my contacts, my eye doctor had a price and then asked if they wanted to check other prices. I agreed they should and I ended up saving around $200 by going with contacts from a popular phone order company. Please note that you may not get the same results as I did but my point is that you should always price shop contact lenses. Get a name brand so that you get quality materials though. You are putting these into your eyes and you only get 1 set, so take care of them by getting quality, name brand contact lenses from a reputable source.
When you receive your color contact lenses, the first thing you should do is check the box against your prescription. Look at all the numbers (there usually are about 3 separate numbers) to make sure they match what was prescribed to you. If this is wrong, then call them back. Note that your left and right eyes often do have different magnifications. Sometimes they don’t mark on the box which are for your left eye and which are for your right eye, so it’s very important to do this check. I usually grab a marker and put an “L” or “R” on each box so that I know.
Contact Lenses Without Doctor Verification
If you are looking to get contact lenses without doctor verification, then you probably are wanting to get color contact lenses. As we’ve stated here, in most cases, you will need to see a doctor but that will depend on where you live. Either way, it’s a good idea because the lenses are going into your eyes and you do not want to damage your eyes with a pair of lenses that you could get without doctor verification. Your eyes are too precious to not get custom fitted lenses. Don’t risk using cheap colored contacts or ones that are not made for your eyes.
Enjoy your new colored contact lenses with a prescription (with or without vision correction) and let us know how it works out for you.