As the saying goes, “Your eyes are the window to the soul.” The day of your wedding is when you want to look your absolute best, and that includes your eyes. This is your time to shine in your in front of the love of your life, friends, and family. You want those gorgeous eyes of yours to look their absolute best and for those who wear glasses, that may mean ditching those cumbersome specs for contact lenses. And for those who don't wear contact lenses and just wish to change their eye color, well there are lenses out there for you too.
It is no surprise that with the invention of colored contact lenses that people are opting to into these appearance changing lenses. But, how does one go about choosing the correct color and type of lens? There are endless possibilities. Not only are there a multitude of colors to choose from, but there are also different levels of color changing lenses.
First Thing's First
For starters, if you have never worn contact lenses then you need to visit an eye doctor. He or she will perform a special examination that will determine whether or not you are a candidate for contact lenses. These examinations are not the same as those related to glasses. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will perform specific tests which will evaluate your vision with the proposed contact lens prescription. The first exam will measure the surface of your eye to determine the best fit for you. After that, your doctor may do a tear film evaluation. The examination will test your eye's ability to make the necessary tears which will allow you to wear contacts comfortably.
Bear in mind they even if you go through the examination by an optometrist, you are under no obligation to purchase contact lenses there at thier office, despite the fact that they may try to strongly encourage you to purchase them that day. You have the right to shop around for prices and it is highly advisable that you do so.
This should be done multiple weeks prior to the wedding. You want to give yourself plenty of time to purchase the contact lenses and ensure that you can get them in and out of your eye safely and hygienically, and also make sure that you are able to wear them comfortably for an extended amount of time. You want to be able to practice taking them in and out so that on your wedding day you will have one less thing to worry about.
The first thing you need to ask yourself is if you want disposable contact lenses or the type that you can wear multiple times. There are daily contact lenses as well as multiple use contact lenses on the market. The daily contact lenses may be best for a wedding day because you can simply pop them in that morning and take them out in the evening and dispose of them. This is convenient if you're not looking for a long-term commitment. in your eye color at least, no pun intended)
Another aspect to consider is the physical appearance of your eyes. Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself are:
• Am I looking for a natural look or something more drastic?
• And my looking to change my eye color or merely enhance my natural eye color?
• It's my goal is to change my eye color? Am I going for the shock factor or something subtle?
A Look At The Anatomy Of The Contact Lens
Your eyes have natural shapes and lines. Color lenses contain colorful dots and line which radiate outward. This feature is designed to imitate the natural pattern and texture of the iris. There is also a clear portion in the center of the lens which is what allows you to be able to see.
Colored lenses are available in both prescription and non-prescription. Prescription colored lenses not only change the appearance of the eye but correct your vision as well.
The Types Available
Let’s take a look at some of the different options available on the market today.
The only color in these lenses is visible when they are not in the eye. These lenses offer no cosmetic change to the eye and are only used for vision correction.
With the enhancement tint, there is a translucent hue to the lens. Option is more for those who are interested in enhancing thier current eye color. There's no drastic change with the enhancement tint.
These types of colored lenses give the eye a more dramatic change in color. With these lenses, your eyes change from a darker color into a lighter, softer color. They come in a variety of colors such as gray, brown, amethyst, violet, blue, green, and Hazel. These are not really recommended for your wedding day unless you are into something more dramatic such as that of NaVin from Avitar. (but if that's your thing, go for it.)
The Bottom Line
Your special day is sure to be a memorable one and you deserve to look your best. This may mean opting for colored contact lenses. While there is nothing wrong with going for colored contact lenses, it is important that you do to research and go about purchasing them in a responsible way. Is very important that you do this well in advance so that you not only get the color you want but the type of lens that you need. If it is just colored you going for then all you really need to worry about is making sure that you get the correct color and that you are able to put them in and take them out easily. However, if you are replacing your glasses with these lenses you will need to visit your optometrist to ensure that contact lenses are a viable option for you. Remember, just because you get a contact lens exam at your optometrist's office does in not in any way obligate you to purchase those lenses at that office. There are suppliers that will accept your prescription. Enjoy shopping for and selecting your contact lenses and best of luck to you on your most momentous occasion.