Monday, 9 June 2014

Are Colored Contact Lenses Really worth the Risk?

Are Colored Contact Lenses Really worth the Risk?

What’s your take on wearing circle contact lenses? Is it a “Trending Fashion “or a “Trending Terror”? Circle contact lenses make eyes appear wider since they cover not only the iris but the white parts of the eye. They are available in all the bright, candy & natural colors which has put the teen-agers in a craze to run after everything that is “circle lenses”. Meanwhile the youth seems to be entrapped by the trending circle contact lenses, US eye care doctors continue to bash the trend by highlighting the cons of wearing big eye circle contacts.

A spokesperson for the F.D.A told the New York Times:

“Consumers risk significant eye injuries — even blindness” when they buy contact lenses without a valid prescription or help from an eye professional.”

And Dr. S. Barry Eiden, an optometrist more familiar with the trend, said that people selling circle lenses online “are encouraging the avoidance of professional care.” He warned that ill-fitting contact lenses could deprive the eye of oxygen and cause serious vision problems.

Circle contact lenses or colored lenses are not approved in United States which restrict the sale of circle lenses in the States. However; the trend of wearing fashion circle lenses can’t be ditched as the trend-lovers continue to get their colored lenses from Asian sellers & stores. True; that circle lenses make eyes charming but does this charm really worth the risk?

  1. Though circle contact lenses are banned by USFDA; it is legal to manufacture, promote, sell & purchase circle lenses in Korea and other Asian countries. United States Food & Drug Association might be very careful about the health and well-being of their citizens; KFDA is not lagging behind either. There might exist difference in the standardization-scale but it is not sensible enough to compare the two separate bodies.
  2. “Circle lenses or colored contact lenses” carrying KFDA certification have already undergone the quality assessment and so are completely safe to wear. They are constructed using advanced technology under state-of-art hygienic labs which lead to the production of “safe to wear medical devices” that are frequently called “Circle Lenses”. This being said; it will be insane to count that all the circle lenses coming from Asia are harmful and damaging to eyes. There exist several myths regarding circle lenses and we beg to state that all of them are not true
  3. The branded circle lenses with KFDA approval having managed to win several other quality certifications and awards are not a threat to your eyes until you are keeping the key points of wearing and taking care of circle lenses in mind.

Trending Circle Lenses: How to be a Wise Trend-Follower?

Are Colored Contact Lenses Really worth the Risk?

Some Key notes to consider:
  • Always follow a good replacement schedule of circle lenses.
  • Do not substitute lubricating drops and disinfecting solution with other liquids.
  • Do not wear circle lenses & the related products past their expiration.
  • Do not share your circle lenses with anyone
  • Do not re-wear circle lenses that have been contaminated by any seasonal eye-infection/allergy

Circle lenses can even be worn daily provided that you don’t over-wear them. Over-wearing circle lenses is an immature act which should be strictly avoided. Stop wearing soft contact lenses if you notice any of these symptoms.

Buying online is a cheaper alternate than buying circle lenses from an optometrist. We advise following your prescription & sticking on to it. However; we assure that buying circle contact lenses from UNIQSO is risk-free. Find out; what benefits you get on purchasing your contacts from UNIQSO.

We strive hard to create awareness about the pros & cons of the trending fashion of wearing circle contact lenses through our dedicated and Premier E-Library of Circle Lenses. Follow our “Circle Lens Blog” for several other medical updates, contact lens health risks & fashion updates on the trend.

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