Special-Effect CLs: Gothic, Halloween and Other Crazy Contacts

By editor
October 22, 2009

Special-effect contact lenses--including gothic and other “crazy” contact lenses-- are soft contact lenses that are available for Halloween, theatrical and novelty uses. The coloring of these lenses is opaque (except for the portion over the pupil), so they achieve the desired theatrical effect on both light and dark-colored eyes. Gothic and special-effect contact lenses can be used whether or not you normally wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, because they are available both with and without prescriptive correction. While novelty contacts are designed for fun, they are still medical devices, and, as such, require a valid contact lens prescription in order to be purchased. Like all contact lenses, you must see an eye doctor to have them fitted and prescribed. Moreover, gothic and special-effect contact lenses need to be cleaned and disinfected like any other contact lens. That said, the cost of many special-effect contact lenses is comparable to that of more conventional color contact lenses designed to enhance or change your eye color. Cornerstone Eye Associates carries the Wild Eyes brand of theatrical contact lenses by CIBA Vision. For further information or to book a contact lens appointment with one of our doctors please call any of our three Rochester, NY Cornerstone Eye Associates locations in Gates (585-328-0153), Brighton (585-244-2200) or Irondequoit (585-266-7880).

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