Uses and Advantages of Pure Hazel Contact Lenses
Millions of people around the world suffer from vision problems. Injuries, diseases and old age are the most common causes of such problems. Spectacles, contact lenses and surgery are the remedial measures for such problems. Although spectacles are the most widely used, recent times have witnessed a huge number of people opting for contact lenses. Contact lenses have an aesthetic benefit in addition to correcting eye conditions. Hence many people wear them purely for enhancing their appearance.
Many contact lens manufacturers have multiple shades including pure hazel contacts. Some popular brands include Acuvue color enhancers, Cooper Vision, Expressions Colors, Cibasoft Colors, Focus Soft Colors, Freshlook Colorblends and Wildeyes.
Types of contact lenses
Contact lenses are available in various colors, designs and types. Daily disposable lenses have to be disposed after 24 hours of use. The user does not have to clean such lenses. This type of lens is mainly used by persons suffering from allergies. Two weekly disposable lenses can be used for two weeks after which they have to be thrown away. Monthly disposable lenses are also available which have to be discarded after a month’s use. Those who do not want to remove the lenses while sleeping can opt for extended wear lenses. Colored contact lenses are a popular type of lenses as they allow the user to change the natural color of their eyes. Colored contact lenses are of several categories such as opaque lenses, enhancement tints, visibility tints and light filtering tints. Among the various colored contact lenses, pure hazel contacts are highly popular.
Opaque lenses are the most common type of colored contact lenses. They have a colored ring to cover the iris. This type of lens can change the natural color of the eyes dramatically. Enhancement tints have translucent lenses that enable the user to enhance the natural color of his or her eyes. They are best suited to light tinted eyes. Visibility tints have no effect on the eye color. Light filtering tints are a recent type of contact lenses. They have widespread applications in sports such as tennis.
Information for first time users of contact lenses
Although contact lenses will suit the eyes of most people, it is best to consult an optician. Initially, the optician will check whether the eyes of the individual are suited for contact lens. The optician will then test the reaction of the eyes of the person to contact lenses by wearing a sample set for a week. If the eyes have adjusted well at the end of the week, the optician will provide a prescription for purchasing contact lenses. Many contact lens suppliers do not provide lenses to those without prescription. Although nonprescription lenses are available, it is best to go for prescription ones.
Instructions for cleaning and storing contact lenses
The hands must be cleaned and dried before handling lenses. Once cleansed, the lenses have to be placed on the palm of a hand. A few drops of lens solution have to be applied on to the lens and they have to be gently scrubbed. After scrubbing, the lenses have to be rinsed in the solution. Finally the lenses have to be kept inside the lens case, immersed in the solution for a minimum of four hours.
Water should never be used to clean or store the lenses. Proper lens care should be done in order to prevent the eyes from getting infected. After putting the lens back on, the solution inside the case must be emptied and the case should be dried in open air.
The time period of lens usage depends on the type of lens. Most soft lenses can be used for a week with 10 to 12 hour continuous use per day. Irrespective of the lens type, one should never use them after the mentioned wearing time. Guidelines for use and instructions for applying and removing the lenses will be provided by the manufacturer on the packaging. All such instructions should be followed without fail. A typical prescription will be valid for a year. Upon expiration of the prescription, one can get a new one by consulting the optician. The individual should also visit an optician if he or she experiences deterioration in vision while using contact lenses.