Thinking back to when I was younger, which incidentally is not to long ago, I used to think that people that had colored contact lenses were trying to cover something up. Sort of like people that wore makeup. Wow, my perception sure did change when I became an adult. Especially being a woman, I fully understand why they did it then, and now. Now I want people to notice my eye color and sometimes secretly inside of me, I want them to ask me about it. I do not think I am the center of attention or anything like that, but I love it when they notice my hair color and ask me about it.
There are a few things I found out from my eye doctor when I was in the market for colored contact lenses though. He gave me a few things to think about before choosing a color.
- Think about your skin, hair, and natural eye color. If you have natural cooling bluish red tones then you might want to choose a warm toned colored contact lens such as a light brown.
- But on the other hand if you have dark skin tone, then you will definitely want to get bright colored contact lenses.
- What about wearing eye makeup? Be sure to choose a colored contact lens that will stand up and pop against whatever color eye makeup and mascara that you wear.
- Lastly, he told me that if I were to have brown hair than I would be wise to have either green, blue or even violet colored contact lenses.
People think that having a relationship with your optometrist is odd, but that is so far from the truth. It is very important to have an open dialogue with your eye doctor so that you know what you are to be doing in order to ensure you have good eyesight. I would not want to do something incorrect and take a risk at injuring my eyesight, would you? Just because I did not take the time to get to know him and his practice. That is foolish. I compare it to not caring who your pediatrician is for your children. Of course you are going to care and ask questions, there is no difference here.
And lastly, there was one thing that he told me that I thought was interesting because I had heard different variations of an answer on this. When someone places an order online for a pair of colored contact lenses they do in fact need a prescription. That is, if they are prescription. And that is not just for certain states, it is actually a U.S. Law. I had no idea of that, I thought if you ordered them they were yours. But the company you order from actually has to verify with the doctor before filling it for you. That is just another interesting tid bit of information I learned during my last visit to his office.