Have you ever noticed those scary or funny eyes in movies or films? They are color contact lenses, which are able to endow the wearers different looks. Nowadays, in market, one could be actually bought and worn those contact lenses. In special times, like Holloween, if you wear such a pair of color contact lenses, you would achieve incredible effects. However, color contacts are not for anyone. Only those who have prescriptions from professional eye care centers or eye surgery clinics, etc. are qualified to buy a pair of proper color contacts.
It is a regulation from the Federal law mandated in 2005. It states that any type of color contacts are considered medical devices and one is required to see an eye care professional for an eye exam and to obtain a valid prescription from the eye care professional before being able to purchase any contact lenses. This is a rather strict rule, since it relates much with our precious eyes.
Maybe someone would doubt that whether it is valid for online shopping. The fact is that as long as you purchase in a formal online optical shop, you will also be required to show your prescription by faxing it to the vendor or by other ways which could prove that you have a prescription. There are inevitably some flea markets, where the retailer will not care whether you have a prescription or not. What they care about most is that you are going to buy contacts in their stores so that they can make a profit. Then it is your responsibility to do something good to the gifts given by the God, and never treat them with illegal items.
Once you legally get the color contacts. Learn to take care of them, which also is a way to take care of your eyes. If this is your first time to wear contacts, no matter colored or not, you need to consult your eye doctors for tips on how to safely insert and remove them. The doctor would always advise you to keep hands clean before inserting, removing or handing the contacts, for it would be fairly easy for you to bring bacteria into eyes. Keep them in a clean container when you don’t use them. Don’t wear contacts when you sleep. Don’t use tap water on lenses. And don’t wear them for too long hours, especially at the very first days when you begin to wear contacts.