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Corrective Or Cosmetic Contact Lenses?

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Summary:
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, contact supplies,


Article Body:
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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