It's that time of year.....Halloween! Ghosts, Goblins.....and people wearing all types of costumes.
This is also the time of year when many people get contact lenses to make their eye look...well...hideous!
Wild Eyes contact lenses are most popular lenses two wear with Halloween costume. The lens is tinted or colored with opaque material to change the appearance of the eye to the desired effect. There is a clear area in the middle of the lens that the pupil can see through so that vision is not blocked completely.
These lenses are thicker. So, people who wear them definitely feel them.
Freshlook contact lenses are tinted lenses that many people wear throughout the year to change the appearance of their eye color. In the picture to the left, you'll notice the person's pupil peering through the clear section in the middle of the contact lens. This clear central area needs to be centered over the pupil so that the person can see clearly. If these lenses shift off center, there is a big decrease because of the tints opaque nature.
Tints are also used in contact lenses to help improve athletes depth perception. This can also help them see the ball better.
The picture to the left shows the Nike Maxsight lens which was popular about 10 years ago. Now, athletes can choose to have lenses special ordered with an amber or yellow tint.
One of the biggest problem with tinted lenses, however, is that vision can be bothered in low light conditions or evening games
Have a safe and happy Halloween!!
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