When we speak of color contact lens we think right away of things like movie special effects or people not happy with how their eyes look. But did you know that this type of contact lens actually has therapeutic and prosthetic uses? Yes, they do. People with eye problems like those who need their vision altered or eye disfigurements fixed — among many other eye issues — resort to color contact lenses to address their ocular conditions.
Colored contact lenses’ commercial availability dates back to the 1980s and went on to be a favorite among the fashion-oriented crowd who wanted to look better. To many, that’s what these lenses are popular for. But there’s a lot more to colored lenses than just implementing for eye color enhancement. They offer versatile options to eye patients who stand to benefit from the therapeutic and prosthetic uses of these lenses and who have longed to improve the quality of their lives.
The 3 main types of colored contact lenses are the transparent-tinted, the computer-generated opaque, and the hand-painted custom contact lenses. All of these three types can be used not just cosmetically, but also therapeutically and prosthetically. These days, colored contacts are manufactured from silicone hydrogel and HEMA materials.