Thinking that they are affordable and popular, many are unaware that some cheap contact lens can do permanent damage to your eyes
"How bad can they be?", some would ask.
The thing about cheap contact lens are that, you can never be that sure about how safe they are. There has been many case of people going blind because they wore cheap coloured contact lens.
So let me define what I mean by cheap coloured contact lens first - contact lens sold by unauthorized parties and those without license. I heard that you need license and authority to sell contact lens. Not sure how true this is, but I'm sure those people selling in the night markets have no license
So how can you go blind?
Unlike authorized contact lenses that use sandwich technology (sandwhich-ing the colour pigments between two soft lenses) some cheap contact lenses manufacturers prefer to go with another alternative, that is to just paint the colour pigments on top of the surface of the contact lens.
Meaning the colour pigments will come to direct contact with your eyes.
And yes, this is very bad for you eyes! They may seem harmless, but watch out! They can make you go blind in the long run, or promote other diseases in your eyes
Watch the above video. It's an experiment that will prove my argument.
If you cant understand mandarin, the first lens is a Barbie lens (cheap),
while the second is Freshlook (authorized)
I know that many have worn them and argued that their eyes are still perfectly OK. But how long have they worn them? 10 years? It's your eyes we are talking about, and I feel that it's would be a better decision to not take the risk. Who knows? You might end up being the unlucky one?
Although contact lenses sold by authorized opticians are more expensive, but at least they're safer than those cheapo lenses
I've worn those cheapo lenses before, and they gave me burning sensations everytime i put them on. After a short while, I stopped and opted for Freshkon, and Blincon. Those sensations ceased.
I know some of you may not be convinced by this, but it's really up to you to take the risk