Decorative Contact Lenses – Tips and Trends

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Decorative contact lenses are otherwise known as Halloween contact lenses and Special effects contact lenses. These kind of decorative lenses are mainly used in films, television, theatres and rock concerts. Nowadays, it is also available to people of all walks of like at a very affordable price. Decorative lenses are available in almost all kinds of colors, shapes and forms, to name a few are red eyed alien, green eyed reptile, zebra stripes, flowers, stars etc. Some of the latest trends and styles include hypnotic spirals, wolf eyes, eagle eyes, flames, all black, bloodshot eyes, all white etc. The decorative contact lenses could provide the perfect finishing touch in bringing out the character of the costume into life.

Decorative contact lenses can completely transform the appearance of the person by either covering the entire sclera or covering just the pupil of the eye. The decorative lenses covering the entire sclera (the entire white part of the eyes) create a fully transformed effect. The styles and designs are timeless and timely.

Decorative lenses can be very harmful to the eye, even leading to permanent eye injury or blindness when they are made out of improper materials or used improperly. Decorative lenses should be purchased after consultation with the doctor to avoid any injuries to the eye. It is advised by the FDA to get such decorative contact lenses from a licensed eye care professional.

Taking care of decorative contact lenses:

Although decorative contact lenses are very similar to that of the ordinary contact lenses, they are used to match the costume for fun and used only for short durations are has to be taken while handling such medical devices as it is worn by the precious part of the body – the eyes.

All that is required to take care of the decorative lenses are a pair of plastic tweezers, case to hold the contact lenses, no rub multipurpose cleaning solution etc. It is always good to wash the hands with mild soap before handling the decorative contact lenses as the hands might carry bacteria or fungus. Tweezers can be used to pick the lenses so that they do not tear. It can be rinsed well with a no rub multipurpose lens solution and then inserted in the eye. After use too the contact lenses should be rinsed with the solution and placed in the case with a fresh lens solution to avoid contamination.

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