People have always been in love with Hollywood characters, whom they try to imitate. So, theatrical contact lenses became part of their fashion statement. Initially, such contact lenses were meant for actors only, and common people did not have access to this accessory.
There are many types of theatrical lenses, which vary in size, shape, color, and design. They are used as per the occasion, or to gel with a particular costume, or just for fun. The different types include wild eye contacts, black sclera contacts, cat eye contacts, vampire contacts, and Riddick contacts.
>>Wild eye contacts are the most popular theatrical contact lenses, which have some of the craziest designs. The popular ones in this category include designs, like jaguar, wildfire, zebra, and alien.
>>Another popular variety is the black sclera contacts, which cover the entire eye (both eyeball and the white of the eye). They are larger than other types of contact lenses and create a scary effect. It is a tedious task to insert these big lenses into the eyes, and it is not recommended to wear such lenses for more than five hours a day.
>>Vampire contact lenses were initially available in red color only, as vampires were portrayed with red eyes. However, the scenario has changed, and vampire contacts are now available in shades, like golden
All these lenses are available in optical shops. It is always recommended to use disposable ones, which are safer. It would be better to seek the advice of an optometrist regarding use of theatrical lenses, if you intend to buy them.
If you have vision problems, like refractive errors, prescription correction lenses are the best bet. Non-prescription designs called 'Plano' can be used by people, who have no vision problems.
Multipurpose solution, meant for soft contact lenses, can be used to clean theatrical lenses. Always clean your hands before handling the lens. Contact lenses, whether theatrical or normal, should never be shared with any other person. These measures will not only help to prevent eye infections, but will also ensure that your lenses stay clean.