How to buy crazy colored contacts without prescription
Are you looking for crazy Halloween contact lenses without a prescription?
I'd like to tell you what "without a prescription" really means as so many people with perfect eyesight assume they don't need an actual prescription to order colored contact lenses online.
Websites offering colored lenses with no prescription are simply referring to the power of the lens, in this case ZERO, otherwise known as a plano lens. It means that someone with perfect eye vision can wear the lenses as a fashion accessory, just like actors do in the movies when playing vampires or simply to mimic a character more, as Angelina Jolie did in the movie A Mighty Heart when she wore brown contact lenses.
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Crazy contact lenses can be worn by anyone, whether or not they need lenses for vision correction.
But it's important to have those lenses FITTED by a qualified optometrist.
Here's an example:
Freshlook is one of the most popular brands of cosmetic colored contact lenses. Freshlook Colors have a SET base curve of 8.6 and a diameter of 14.5. If, like me, you wear a different sized lens (in my case, Acuvue Moist which has a base curve of 9.0 and a diameter of 14.2) then these colored lenses may not fit very well.
Regular contact lens wearers will have their eye doctor's prescription and can read that Base Curve (BC) is a number between 8.0 and 9.5 and that Diameter (Dia) is a number between 14.0 and 14.5. The number depends on the size and shape of your eye which can only be found out after an eye test.
If you have perfect vision but haven't seen an optician first then you won't know which size to order and critically, you won't know if your eyes are suitable for contact lenses.
Your optician will also be able to advise you on correct cleaning and disinfecting techniques for plano lenses. Here's a reminder:
tion recommended by your optometrist.