An estimated 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, many of them to improve their vision, but did you know that contact lenses can be used for other purposes, too? Exciting new advances in contact lens technology are able to provide more comfort while providing additional benefits such as enhancing/augmenting your eye color or helping counteract sensitivity to light. Even for people who don’t need vision improvements, plano/non-corrective lenses are available which can offer these benefits. Let’s explore some of the latest advances!
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™
Similar to photochromic optical lenses that darken on exposure to specific types of light of sufficient intensity, most commonly ultraviolet (UV) radiation, these new lenses by ACUVUE provide the same benefit. They are designed to dynamically filter and reduce exposure to bright light, indoors and outdoors. They also offer the highest level of UV protection in contact lenses! As an added benefit, these lenses also help filter blue light, which helps reduce eye strain. The benefits also extend into the night, reducing haloes and starbursts to provide continued crisp, clear vision. Change to the appearance of the eye is minimal and, in most situations, the lens isn’t in the darkest state. The lenses also fade back to clear quickly when exposure to light is reduced. These 2-week lenses are now available and can be fitted during your comprehensive eye exam. Standard fitting fees apply.
Ready to play with your eye color every day? With the new DAILIES COLORS® lenses from Alcon you can switch things up for that special occasion, date night, or any other time you want! Unlike 2-week and monthly lenses that expire 2 weeks or one month after you open them, these lenses are designed to wear once and dispose or recycle. This is ideal for wearers who only occasionally want to augment/enhance their eye color, as well as regular wearers interested in color lenses who enjoy the extra comfort provided by dailes over longer-wear lenses. The new lenses come in 4 colors and include a more defined outer ring that enhances the look of your eyes.
Available options include Mystic Blue, Mystic Green, Mystic Hazel, and Mystic Grey.
Want to see what you’d look like in color lenses? The Alcon Color Studio is a great place to start! Take a photo and virtually try on the available lenses to discover what options may work best for you. The studio also includes the full range of monthly AIR OPTIX COLORS® options, which are great for longer wear!
These daily lenses are now available and can be fitted during your comprehensive eye exam. Standard fitting fees apply. If you have already been fitted for DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® lenses, no refit is necessary to order DAILIES COLORS®!