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Color Contact Lenses

By Aimee Surtenich; reviewed by Gary Heiting, ODLike This Page? Please Share!On this page: Types of color contacts • How to choose a color • Do you need a prescription?Colored contact lenses allow you to change your eye color and create a look that's subtle, bold or anywhere in between — whether you want to enhance your everyday look or rock a crazy design for Halloween and other special occasions.Color contacts are available in both prescription and plano forms:Prescription color contacts...

This Bionic Lens Can Triple Your Eyesight Capability

“Perfect eyesight should be a human right”, says Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist with over 40 years of experience who also happened to be the founder and CEO of Ocumetics Technology Corporation. His innovation, the Bionic Lens, is an intraocular lens that is surgically implanted into the eye to replace the natural, problematic lens. It promises to give users an excellent vision that is three times better than the normal 20/20 vision for the rest of their lives.In ophthalmology, the term 20/20...

7 do’s and don’ts every contact lens wearer should know

A 67-year-old woman in England complained of dry eyes and went to an optometrist, according to a recent Mens Health report. The cause of her irritation: 27 contact lenses that had to be surgically removed.Though most contact lens wearers wouldn’t let things go that far, many are guilty of bending the rules and taking a risk with their eyes. Some people start treating their lenses casually, because they're long-time wearers, while newbies are just as likely to forget (or never...