Can You Put Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lenses Over Normal Prescription Contact Lenses?

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Question:

Can you wear colored contacts over regular contacts?

You would first put on your prescription lenses, and then you would put on the colored lenses. Is it okay to wear them at the same time or does that not work?

I’d like to wear colored ones but I also have to wear prescription contacts and the ones that are colored are cheaper.


Answer:

Good question but it unfortunately doesn’t work that way.

The way contacts work is they’re the right size to fit over your eye and stay in place. Adding another layer of contact lenses would be too thick and uncomfortable for your eyes. The top lens wouldn’t stick and it would not stay in place.

When you got your prescription at the eye doctor, they took measurements of your eyes and you have prescription contacts that fit your eyes perfectly. They’re meant just for you and they work for your eyes (your eyes don’t grow or get smaller as you age, by the way).

Even though they cost more, you’ll have to get prescription colored contact lenses if you want them to have color. It would be just one pair then.

And it’s better that way because cheap colored contacts can be bad. They can be made with cheap ink that’s actually toxic. There are stories all the time of this happening to people – even to the point where some people go blind. Do not use cheap colored / special effect / Halloween contact lenses. It’s just not worth it. You only have one pair of eyes and they’re really sensitive. Get the good ones that cost more.


What People Are Saying:

Footprintz said:

One of 2 things will happen. Either the extra thickness will cause the top lens to keep “floating” off when you blink and not stay where it should be, or they will dry out in between and stick together, causing them both to tear when you try to separate them.

Your eyes will also be getting zero oxygen through double lenses – not a smart idea.

Victoria said:

I was told you could wear two contacts by someone who was selling colored lenses at an anime con, the site is exoticlenses.com and they are anywhere from $40 to $80 a pair. You can wear them over soft, disposable lenses, the person who was selling them was wearing one over her contacts.

Donna said:

And is that person still able to see? If it’s disposable lenses and soft lenses. Because there’s a lot of different opinions but most of them agree, NO. youre the first to say you can. so who knows know.

Adrianna said:

I was able to do it. They were the flimsy demo ones and they deprecated very easy and did not move. IDK how it works long term but my eyes were fine. I took them out at night.

Anne Harris said:

I also placed the clear demo flimsy ones over a demo clear flemsy trial pair and it work fine one was prescribed color trial and one was o prescription trial clear

mickey townsend said:

I also wear 2 in each eye. Been doing it for many years. My prescription is not available in color lenses. So I wear prescription and on top colored ones. Been doing it for 5 years . I do take them out at night. Ones a year I go to the eye doctor and no problems at all.


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  1. Becca August 23, 2017

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