The FDA has mandated that contact lenses cannot be sold without a valid prescription. Even if you only order contact lenses for cosmetic reasons, e.g. B. to change your eye color or the appearance of your eye, you still need a current prescription from an ophthalmologist.
Yes, we stock all major brands such as Acuvue®, Soflens®, Air Optix Aqua®, Optima®, PureVision®, Focus® and Biomedics®. We also offer hard-to-find specialty items such as toric, colored, multifocal and disposable contact lenses.
Can I get colored contact lenses without a prescription? Yes. Contact lenses can also be made without vision correction and simply used as a cosmetic to change your eye color. Without a prescription, colored contact lenses can also be referred to as jewelry or costume contact lenses.
It is illegal to sell these lenses in the United States. They are not FDA approved and can cause serious eye damage within hours. Your eye has a unique shape, so these one-size-fits-all lenses will not fit your eye properly.
These are not cosmetics or over-the-counter goods.
These are medical devices registered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulated. Places that advertise them as cosmetics or sell them over the counter without a prescription are against the law.
You need a prescription from your optometrist to get colored contact lenses. It is important that you only buy them from an FDA approved source and that you take proper care of both the lenses and your eyes.
DAILIES® COLORS are daily disposable contact lenses that offer consumers fresh new lenses every day and allow for hassle-free wear without the need for rubbing, rinsing or cleaning solutions. They are now available nationwide in a pack of 30 and will be available in a 90 option later this year.
CVS offers a variety of brands including ACUVUE, Air Optix, Biofinity and many others.
These lenses can cut, scratch or infect your eyes. In some cases, decorative contact lenses can affect your vision and even lead to blindness.
Do colored contact lenses work for dark eyes? Yes, colored contacts work for dark eyes, but you’ll need to choose a more opaque lens to allow the color to show through your iris. Less opaque lenses make a noticeable difference and can be used for a more natural change.
How long you can wear these lenses without taking them out varies by manufacturer, but it’s always good to give your eyes a break or disinfect them by cleaning them with contact lens solution at least twice a week and Lenses should never be worn continuously for more than 30 days.
Ultimately, there is no set age at which doctors recommend children start wearing colored contact lenses, it is a decision you as a parent must make with your children. When you’re both ready, consult your doctor to find out what options are best for your child.
Just like regular contact lenses, wearing colored contact lenses can increase the likelihood of eye and corneal infections, scratching of the cornea, possible allergic reactions, blurred vision, and even potential blindness. Colored contact lenses can move around on the eye, which can affect vision.
You are sensitive to contact lens solution
Over time, a build-up of dirt, dust, allergens or germs can reduce the flow of oxygen to your eyes, causing irritation and a burning sensation . Consider speaking to your optician for suggestions on an alternative cleaning solution.