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Custom Color Contact Lenses - The Pros And Cons

Jul 16, 2008
There are really only two types of custom color contact lenses on the market today. The prosthetic type that are used to hide defects in the eyes or just simply to hide an injury to the eye and those that are used as special effects instruments in movies or theatre. In this article, we will try to find out why these lenses are becoming ever so popular.

Custom Color Contact Lenses - Prosthetic

Hand painted prosthetic custom color contact lenses are mostly hand made and are made to look as close to a normal human eye as possible. Their primary purpose is to replace an eye which has been damaged beyond repair and are often so close to the real thing that you would be hard pressed to tell that them them from the real thing.

Soft custom made color contact lenses are manufactured using the highest grade materials possible so that they can be as comfortable as possible. They are also made so that they bond perfectly to the pigments that are used to give the custom made lenses their unique definition and depth in order to look as real as possible.

Because of the one-of-a-kind nature of prosthetic lenses, prices can be as high as hundreds to thousands of dollars. There are no refunds offered by many of these companies due to the fact that lenses are unique to each individual.

You must make an appointment for a thorough examination with any of the many companies that manufacture these lenses, prior to making your purchase. During this examination, you will be color matched, measured, fitted and any special needs will be attended to.

If care for properly, prosthetic custom color contact lenses will last up to two years. Just like regular contact lenses, they will also required a little maintenance to go the full distance. Custom color contact lenses can be made to correct most vision problems except from astigmatism.

Custom Color Contact Lenses - Special Effects

Special effects contact lenses have been used by the motion picture industry for over 30 years and are now available to the public. There are several online stores that also offer a wide array of custom-made contacts for film, theater, or personal costume use.

As with any lens, an initial consultation and examination must be made and patients must be fitted for contacts by an eye doctor. Special effects lenses can be made to correct vision as well as for aesthetic effect.

Every contact lens is made to order as per the customers request and can come as bloody or hemorrhaged eyes, aged eyes, cataracts, blind effects, and mirrored eyes.

Although quite expensive when compared to normal contact lenses, custom color contact lenses are like a piece of art and if treated properly can last several years. The lenses will you with lasting entertainment whether you are a professional working in theatre and movies or just to wear on special occasions like Halloween.
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Before buying custom color contact lenses, please ensure that you read our quality review on custom color contact lenses and also answer any other questions that you may have regarding colored contact lenses.
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