Finding The Right Contact Lens Manufacturer
For many in today’s society, even the contact lens is considered a high-tech advancement. Let’s face it, it wasn’t long ago that wearing glasses, whether all the time or only for reading, was the only way to correct a vision problem. Nowadays it isn’t just those with less than 20/20 vision that visit a lens manufacturer. Sure glasses are still around and as popular as ever, and basic contacts have certainly found their niche as an alternative for those who may not wish to be called “four eyes,” but there is far more you can do for your peepers these days than just improve their sight.
In the cosmetic society we live in today, your eyes are a big part of your look and are no different from your nose, chin or ears in that even they can be revamped. So while a decade ago you may have visited a lens manufacturer for just the right contacts to help you create a new look sans-glasses, today you can go a step or two further.
Cosmetic contact lenses, which may also be called decorative lenses, can actually change the color, size and overall appearance of your eye. Maybe you have always had dull, hazel eyes and longed for striking, baby blue eyes – there are lenses for that.
There are even specialty lenses designed to change the shape and expression of the eye to create a specific look, such as giving you that seductive gaze you’ve always longed for. Those same type of inserts are also used in movies and television shows to help give characters that striking stare or terrifying glare that makes them so lifelike.
A lens manufacturer today can even develop a product that can be therapeutic for your cornea. Soft contacts are common for helping treat irritations and there are even models that have been released in recent years that are capable of holding and dispensing liquid or even medicine.
Common issues with the contact include the fact that they cannot be worn for extended periods of time and the frequency in which they must be replaced, but these are being addressed as well.
Those that can be worn for between a few weeks and a month’s time are common, but there are also those available that can be worn for even longer periods of time. These types are often more rigid and uncomfortable and are ultimately not as popular as shorter-use, softer contacts however.
Clearly a trip to your lens manufacturer carries with it more options than ever before, but don’t be overwhelmed by the advancements in eye care today. Even if you want to change your eye’s color or go without your trusty spectacles for a week or so, you can still find a trusty pair of glasses for when only last century’s technology will do the trick.