Contact lenses have become an increasingly popular alternative to prescription glasses. You can now get contact lenses that augment your eye color and offer other cosmetic changes to the overall look of your eyes. These lenses are popular around Halloween and with filmmakers and designers because they offer exotic looks that may not be appropriate every day, but suit a certain occasion.
A contact lens is a small circle that you place directly on your eye with the tip of your finger. These small circles have a range in their rigidness, with some being hard and some being very soft and flexible. Some contact lenses require you to soak them in a solution at night when you take them out to help preserve them. Others can be disposed of daily. Contact lenses have also become available through the mail, and you can order them online and have them delivered to your home once your eye doctor has prescribed them for you.
Regardless of how bad your vision may or may not be, whether your farsighted of nearsighted, contact lenses can usually be prescribed for anyone with vision problems. If you suspect you have vision problems and don't want to deal with the hassle of wearing glasses every day, it may be worth heading to your nearest optometry clinic to have them evaluate your candidacy for contact lenses.
If you're looking for some simple change in eye color for your Halloween costume, imitation contact lenses can be purchased at most Halloween or costume shops and don't actually do anything to change your eyesight.