The history of contact lenses can be traced back to 1508, when Leonardo da Vinci sketched his concept of contact lenses. However, this concept was only developed during the 1800s, when contact lenses were made for the first time, as a corrective measure for nearsightedness and farsightedness.
From that period, the concept of contact lenses witnessed a sea change with advances in technology. More and more sophisticated contact lenses replaced the previous versions. Once used for corrective and therapeutic purposes, contact lenses underwent a gradual transformation to a cosmetic accessory.
Though developed as plain, colored lenses, the whole scenario changed with the introduction of different color combinations, designs, and patterns; once again inspired by Hollywood characters. These lenses became a rage for party goers, especially the Halloween parties.
They are available in a wide range, which includes striped zebra style, cat eyes, jaguar eyes, colorful spirals, and many more. While the 'blackout' lenses make your eyeballs totally black, the black sclera contact lenses make the whole eyes black. The most popular among the crazy colored contact lenses are those, which mimic the eyes of wild animals.
Mainly used for novelty, crazy colored contact lenses are available as prescription lenses too. If you want to buy a pair, approach an ophthalmologist and obtain a prescription.
These special effect contact lenses should be cleaned regularly. These lenses are not meant for overnight use, even if the manufactures certify to that effect. In short, an ophthalmologist can guide you in purchasing the right colored contact lenses, their care, and proper method of use.
It is always better to buy a pair approved by the FDA, and sold by an authorized dealer. After all, what matters is the safety of your eyes!