Color Contact Lenses Help Reduce Visual Stress

ccontactsVisual stress, also knows as Meares-Irlen Syndrom, is the discomfort some people feel after looking at text for long periods of time. Research has shown that ~20% of the population suffers from visual stress to various degrees. Visual stress is associated with sensitivity to light, reading difficulties, and the headaches. Colored Contact Lenses have been shown to reduce fatigue and increase reading speed and fluency.

Research in Visual Stress has pointed to neurones in the Visual Cortex that are forced to work too fast while processing visual information. These cells in the visual cortex are color sensitive and when a color is placed in front of the eyes it helps slow down this process and ultimately reducing the visual stress. Color contacts can be used as color overlays in this case. Talk to your eye doctor or other professional healthcare provider to see if color contact lenses are right for you.

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3 Responses to “Color Contact Lenses Help Reduce Visual Stress”

  1. January 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Do you have to have a doctors prescription to get colored contacts? Or can I get the name of the website that gives those type of contacts that don’t take a prescription…. Thank you for your time.
    Sincerely, Erika

    • January 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Dear Erika

      Thank you for your question. Yes. Even if the lenses you would like to order do not enhance your vision, you still need to be fitted for the contact lenses so that you can order the correct base curve and diameter. All the retailers we deal with require a valid prescription for all contact lenses, regardless of the corrective power. Please avoid any website that does not require you supply them with a prescription. It is not healthy and can lead to serious problems please consult with your eye physician if you have concerns.

      Lens-Saver Admin

  2. November 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm #
    karen monet

    is the center (pupil) of the contact coloured?

    This is where we need the colour and would be looking through not the outer ring.


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