Wearing two pairs of contact lenses simultaneously – not a good idea

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Mister Spex (Lensstore)

I was really surprised when I read from a discussion forum that some people wear two pairs of contact lenses simultaneously. First, they wear contact lenses with prescription and on top of them colored lenses or crazy lenses. This idea seems so ridiculous that I’m not sure if I even believe it. I’m sure that there’s no optician that would recommend this kind of usage, at least I know that I wouldn’t.

First thing that comes to my mind is that wearing two pairs of contact lenses simultaneously cannot be either pleasant for the user, or healthy at all.

I doubt that two pairs of lenses even fit very well. Also, oxygen permeability of the lenses must be insufficient when it comes to the health of the eyes. You cannot see properly with such a combination as the optical quality of the lenses suffers when there are two lenses on top of each other.

As a summary I could say that even though the lenses would fit well when worn alone, it doesn’t mean that two pairs can be worn simultaneously.

If you cannot find color lenses of crazy lenses with your own power, you must wear lower power lenses, if you are able to see with them. Another option is that you were contact lenses without power and wear glasses with them. The third option is that you do not wear color lenses or crazy lenses at all.

Please note that the advice and tips given in this blog are based on Finnish regulations and laws. Therefore, you need to verify the regulations and laws in your country from your own optician, optometrist or eye specialist.

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