The New Year is all about reinventing yourself and setting goals that you hope to achieve. As one way to reinvent yourself, many people like to make cosmetic changes to their appearance by lightening their hair color or wearing colored contact lenses. As a fun way to change up your eye color, colored contact lenses are popular amongst every age group. However, did you know that colored contact lenses can cause blindness or eye injuries like ulcers? Read on to learn more.
No Prescription Necessary
One of the things that people love about colored contact lenses is that you can purchase them online without a prescription. Although that hassle-free aspect may be enticing, not having a prescription could damage your eyes. When you come into see Dr. Jeffrey Maehara for contact lenses, he will conduct a thorough eye exam before giving you the proper prescription. Remember that without a prescription; the lenses can cause permanent eye damage that is irreversible.
They May Not Fit
Another thing that people like about buying colored contacts online is that they are available in a “one-size-fits-all” option, but this option doesn’t exist, it’s just a marketing ploy. Everyone has different shaped eyes that are various sizes. As such, your contact lenses need to be sized to fit your eye correctly. If your lenses are too big, they can scratch your cornea and cause infections, or worse, ulcers.
You Don’t Know the Seller
When you buy your contact lenses from Jeffrey Maehara, you know that all of our contact lenses are FDA approved. However, when you buy colored contact lenses online, you could be buying them from a twelve-year-old in China who has no idea what they are doing.
If you want to enhance or change-up your look this year with colored contacts, avoid purchasing them online. With a proper eye exam and contact lens fitting from Dr. Jeffrey Maehara, you can avoid any eye pain or damage further down the line. To learn more or to schedule an eye appointment, contact Dr. Jeffrey Maehara today!