On the selection of conventional lenses, I have already written a topic. Today I want to talk about another option – color lenses. About in what cases they are used and how to approach their choice.
First of all, colored lenses perform a decorative function – they change eye color. Rather, the visibility of this color. In this regard, they are used in the following cases:
– if you do not like your natural shade
– if you want to draw attention to the eyes – make their color more saturated
In performing this main function, colored lenses, like ordinary ones, can have optical power and be used both with myopia and hyperopia.
But if you have excellent vision, then there is no point in correcting it. Therefore, you need nulls, i.e. lenses without diopters.
Choice of color and other parameters
Now online stores, including those involved in the supply and sale of lenses, are becoming increasingly popular.
If you approach the question strictly, then through such stores it is better to make a purchase only of those lenses that the ophthalmologist selected for you. Those. those that you have worn and know that they suit you.
But how many of us always and everywhere follow the rules? Recently, at my own risk and risk, I ordered lenses through an online store that I know only from the characteristics I read on the manufacturer’s website. It turned out happy! I came up. But there are other cases, so ideally it is better to consult a doctor. After all, parameters such as diameter, curvature, etc., should be set by a specialist.
As for color, then buying lenses in this way, you can only focus on the photos located on the website of a particular online store. However, they do not always convey exactly the real shade.
And besides this, each company has its own palette. If one manufacturer has blue colored lenses that have a purely blue, heavenly hue, then the second one is more turquoise, and the third has a blue one.
In my city in some medical cabinets use a computer program for the selection of color lenses, which is developed on the same principle as that of hairdressers. That is, various options are tried on your photo on the monitor and you are already looking at the complex to find out whether a particular shade is suitable for you.
The method itself is not bad. But, in my opinion, it’s only possible to decide how much the tone of the lenses fits to your hair, skin color and your mental attitude.
So my advice is:
If you have decided on the company, it is better to choose lenses with a minimum period of wearing. It’s one thing if you don’t like the color, but wearing them is 1 day or 2 weeks, and it’s another if you purchased 3-month or 1 year!
Now the choice of color lenses is very large! And among the standard variants of one tone often more original ones are found. I focused on them in the photo selection.
Do you have experience wearing colored lenses?