Cosmetic contact lenses: Do I have to know my eye curvature?

I have light blue eyes and I am planning on buying some black contact lenses. I was about to order from Amazon, but I was wondering if you needed to know the curvature of your eye before you buy cosmetic contacts. HELP!

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  • Tiben1
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    You cannot order lenses in the US, UK or Canada, even for cosmetic purposes, without a prescription. Think of it this way, would you expect your doctor to write a painkiller or prescription allergy medicine without having seen you? Contact must be fit by a doctor to make sure you are getting the best fit, materials, curve, sizes and permeability for your eye, and your cornea must be healthy enough to accommodate a lens. A poorly fit lens can cause damage, and even lead to blindness or loss of your eye.

    Source(s): Optician
  • 1 decade ago

    Note, this is a different Michael. Absolutely you need to know the curvature of your eye. You should be fitted by a qualified physician. Lenses that don't fit right can still cause SEVERE, BLINDING problems. Even though soft lenses are flexible, they can still cause problems.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think the contacts are flexible enough that they just adhere to your eye, probably because eyes are not perfectly round.

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