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Color Your Life With Colored Toric Lenses

May 21, 2008
If you are a long time sufferer of astigmatism, chances are that you are familiar with toric contact lenses by now. Today however, you can also change the color of your eyes with colored toric lenses. Colored toric lenses are made from the same material as normal contact lenses and are generally soft or RGP (rigid gas permeable). They can also come in a wide variety of colors and even special ones that look like cats' eyes or any other animal or zombie you can think of. These are usually a stand out at parties or on Halloween.

Types Of Lenses

When buying colored toric lenses, you are generally faced with two choices. Those that have to be removed and cleaned every night before you go to bed and will last you around a year providing that you maintain the cleaning regime or lenses that you can wear for seven days straight without have to remove them from your eyes. These are usually tossed out after seven days and replaced by a new pair. You can probably stretch their life span to around two weeks if you are willing to clean them on a daily basis. Depending on your life style and preference, you have to make the choice that suits you best.

Available Colors

Today, colored toric lenses come in a huge variety of colors that should appeal to even the fussiest person but just in case you cannot find one to your liking, you can even have your lenses custom made. With the price of normal toric lenses being around $120.00 you can expect to pay quite a bit more for custom made ones.

Get Your Eye Doctor's Opinion

The first thing that you should do if you were interested in colored toric lenses is to contact an eye doctor or eye specialist to discuss the option. You must also be aware that these lenses are probably going to be more expensive than regular toric contacts and that there is the odd chance that your eyes might not be suited to colored lenses. However if you are very keen to change the color of you eyes, paying a visit to you eye doctor will be well worth it in the end.

Purchasing Colored Toric Lenses

Buying colored toric lenses online has never been easier. All you need is your prescription and you can order them online as you would with normal contact lenses from several online distributors. Nowadays, these contact lenses can be made precisely to fit any astigmatic patient. The waiting period is usually between 2 to 4 weeks so it pays to plan ahead.

Can Colored Toric Lenses Damage Your Eyes?

Wearing colored toric lenses is not unlike wearing normal contact lenses for that matter. As with any contact lenses, a strict cleaning and storing regime must be followed if you want your eyes to stay infection free and to be able to enjoy clear vision for a long time to come. You should also try to limit the number of hours that the contact are worn to around 10 hours and never go to bed without taking them off. Follow these simple steps and you should not have any troubles at all.
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Before you decide to purchase colored toric lenses, make sure that you check out all our articles relating to colored contact lenses and ways to properly take care of your eyes.
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