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Corrective Or Cosmetic Contact Lenses?


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Contact lenses, or contacts, were originally developed to correct the wearer’s vision without the need for
glasses. This sits directly on the cornea of the eye and essentially does the exact function of traditional
glasses but without the need for visible frames. In fact, contacts are almost invisible and are very
lightweight. Some contacts have a very pale blue tint to them so that they are easier to see for purposes of
insertion and removal but it is unusual for the lenses ...



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Contact lenses, or contacts, were originally developed to correct the wearer’s vision without the need for
glasses. This sits directly on the cornea of the eye and essentially does the exact function of traditional
glasses but without the need for visible frames. In fact, contacts are almost invisible and are very
lightweight. Some contacts have a very pale blue tint to them so that they are easier to see for purposes of
insertion and removal but it is unusual for the lenses to be noticeable while they are being worn unless you
are specifically looking for them.


Gradually the popularity of contacts grew as people realised how simple they were to use and wear and
many then felt that they had other benefits. A large number of people choose contacts for reasons of vanity,
believing they look more attractive without glasses than with them. They are also more practical in wet
weather as they do not get rain drops on them, they don’t steam up and they can be safer for those who enjoy
playing sport as there is no risk of physical damage to the face which can occur when wearing glasses.


Following the success of contact lenses, demonstrated by the fact that it is believed that approximately 125
million people worldwide use them, further advancements were made. It was discovered that in addition to
correcting visual problems, lenses could be given a color. When worn these lenses would give the
impression of the wearer having a different eye color to that which they naturally have. For example,
someone with brown eyes could choose to have colored lenses making their eyes appear green.


Initially colored contact lenses were limited to those who required contact lenses for the purposes of vision
correction. However, those without the need for vision correction soon decided that they liked the idea of
changing their appearance with contact lenses and so a range of coloured contacts was designed which had
no effect on the vision of the wearer. These proved so popular that new and different designs were being
launched with great regularity. The movie industry soon caught on to the potential of this type of lenses,
known as cosmetic contact lenses, and use them for many characters who require an unusual and often eerie
appearance. Musicians are also known for using this type of lens. Examples of those who have worn
cosmetic lenses are Marilyn Manson and the character of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom
Menace.




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