At Zacks London Eye Clinic in central London we fit a variety of cosmetic and prosthetic contact lenses for special effects in film and television productions as well as to help patients hide disfiguring eye conditions and for those who simply want to change the colour of their eyes.
Disposable cosmetic lenses are available in limited prescription ranges, though with made to measure: tinted, printed and hand painted soft contact lenses the possibilities are endless.
Cosmetic contact lenses often allow less oxygen to reach the surface of the eye than clear lenses, so the biocompatibility with the eye is extremely important. To ensure safe wear, according to UK legislation, zero powered cosmetic contact lenses should only be supplied under the supervision of a qualified optician
or medical practitioner.
As with any contact lens, appropriate handling, cleaning and disinfection techniques are essential and it is important to comply with the recommended wearing times and frequency of lens replacement.
For more information on cosmetic contact lenses or to find out if they are suitable for your eyes, please get in touch to make an appointment for a consultation at our London practice.