Freshlook Contact Lenses

Is it true that it is illegal to buy color contact lenses from a beauty supply store? Why do I need an eye exam to wear these types of lenses since I don’t have much of a prescription?

It is illegal to purchase contact lenses of any kind, color or otherwise, without having an eye exam and contact lens fitting.

Contact lenses are a medical device regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and as such must be prescribed by a licensed eye care practitioner, either an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Even if you do not have much of a prescription, the lens will be in direct contact with your cornea, which is living tissue. This tissue’s health can be adversely affected by the improper use of contact lenses. Corneal health is important to your vision.

What are the advantages of Freshlook contact lenses?

In terms of cosmetic appeal, Freshlook contact lenses give your own natural beauty a boost. The patented color technology of these lenses is made to blend with your own eye color for a natural effect.

With over 40 colors to choose from, you will not get bored with the possibilities. Freshlook contact lenses come in bold colors for dark eyes and beautiful enhancer colors for light eyes. Freshlook color contact lenses also come in a wide variety of spherical prescriptions, ranging from -8.00 sphere to +6.00 sphere. They are disposable contact lenses with a recommended planned replacement of two weeks.

Ciba Freshlook contact lenses also come in a daily disposable contact lens modality.

Ciba Vision Freshlook One-Day Colorblends offer:

  • Flexibility of occasional wear.
  • Ease of daily disposal without having to clean the lenses.
  • Versatility of four colors: blue, green, pure hazel, and gray.
  • These lenses can serve as a striking accessory to an evening dress or for a fun night out on the town.

    What are the disadvantages of Freshlook color contact lenses?

    The biggest disadvantage with these lenses is that they do not breathe well compared to most other soft contact lenses.

    This fact makes these lenses unsuitable for sleeping or even napping. As a matter of fact, it is wise for you to keep the wearing time at a maximum of 12 hours per day.

    Ideally, wear these lenses a maximum of 5-6 days per week. As for all types of contact lenses, you should discontinue wearing these lenses when you are sick with a cold or infection in order to minimize your risk of eye infections.

    Also, these contact lenses may be uncomfortable to some wearers compared to the silicone hydrogel contact lenses.

    Ciba makes a toric soft contact lenses available in four colors: blue, green, honey and gray.

    Also, the lenses are only available in three astigmatism powers: -0.75, -1.25 and -1.75. These colored toric lenses are not available in farsighted prescriptions.

    Despite their drawbacks, Freshlook contact lenses are a fun option for contact lens wearers. Make sure you visit an eye doctor to examine your eyes in order to determine if you are a good candidate for these lenses.


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