Fancy Cosmetic Contact Lenses?

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Fancy Cosmetic Contact Lenses?

In this day and age, if there is anything that you don’t like about your appearance, you can usually change it.

Some alterations are relatively minor, while others are more extreme. Male or female, most of us would be able to tick off at least one or two of the body enhancements listed below:

  • Makeup
  • Fake nails
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Lip Fillers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Hair dye
  • Braces
  • Fake Tan
  • Hair extensions
  • Botox
  • Piercings
  • Tattoos
  • Glasses or cosmetic contact lenses.

While it’s long been a tradition for people to wear glasses (even if they don’t need them!) in the hope of appearing more intelligent – now it is also possible to completely change your look, with fashion contact lenses.

They are known by a variety of names: novelty, cosmetic, fancy, crazy, animal and coloured contact lenses are just a few. Bored with having brown eyes – then brilliant blue, sea green or even neon pink might be for you. Cosmetic contact lenses are also popular for costume parties and Halloween, to create effects such as dragon eyes, blacked out eyes, or scary zombie eyes!

Cautions around Cosmetic Contact Lenses

While it is possible to buy cosmetic contact lenses online, from cosmetics stores, or even beauty salons, this is not recommended.

They are called “contact” lenses because they make direct contact with your eyeball, a very delicate area of your body. If they are not fitted, used and cleaned properly, contact lenses have the potential to cause:

  • redness and irritation;
  • infection;
  • dry eye;
  • scratches and abrasions of the cornea;
  • and even permanent damage to your vision.

It might cost a little more but if you really want cosmetic contact lenses, it is far safer to order them through your local optometrist. In addition to ensuring an accurate fit, your optometrist will conduct a thorough eye examination, which can be useful in picking up any pre-existing conditions – some of which can increase the risk of problems.

Just because they are purely for cosmetic, rather than corrective use, you should still treat your contact lenses seriously. Make sure that you:

  • Do not leave them in for longer than the recommended period;
  • Clean and store them properly between each use; and
  • Never share your contact lenses.

You don’t want to mess around with your eyesight. So, have fun but take care of your eyes at the same time, rather than risking a “one size fits all” (they don’t), inferior product.


Janet Camilleri is an Australian copywriter and blogger. No matter what she writes, or who she is writing for, Janet aims to amuse, inspire or inform – and sometimes, all three!

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