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[Sep. 3rd, 2008|05:28 pm]
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If I decide sticking my fingers in my eyes is something I can deal with for the sake of a costume, does anyone know if I can get prescription contact lenses in green?

Putting my fingers near my eyes and being as good as blind would be a little too much.
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From:nepheliad
Date:September 3rd, 2008 - 04:32 pm
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You ... can at my opthamologist in Manhattan ... I'm assuming that means you can everywhere else!
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From:genarti
Date:September 3rd, 2008 - 04:40 pm
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You can definitely get colored prescription contact lenses. Especially in a normal eye color like green; if you wanted yellow or crimson or something, that might be harder.

That said, I don't know how much they cost. It might be more than it's worth for the sake of one costume.
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From:frito_kal
Date:September 3rd, 2008 - 05:15 pm
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Yes, you certainly can - they make prescription tinted lenses in just about every color. It's harder to get prescription AND novelty though - you'd probably have to go with a somewhat naturalish green to go with "prescription" "Green" and "Affordable"
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From:lady_cassidy
Date:September 3rd, 2008 - 06:03 pm
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I read that first line and thought "Sticking fingers into eyes isn't good; Kate shouldn't do that!"


I wear glasses rather than contacts because I can't wear them. The puffs of air in the eyes done at the eye doctor are hard enough, and I couldn't even handle letting someone try to put make-up on me under my eyes.
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From:bansidhe
Date:September 3rd, 2008 - 06:49 pm
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I generally buy my contacts from VisionDirect, and they DO have prescription color contacts available... My experience is, they'll shriek at you about this and that not being your prescribed contacts, but you'll get the contacts anyway. (It worked against me when I couldn't read my O.D.'s handwriting and got the wrong brand of acuvues the time before last... But they still sent my order.)

Just my two pennies, ♥
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From:londonbard
Date:September 3rd, 2008 - 07:48 pm
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You can. They may well be expensive unless ... possibly ... you say you want to try the daily wear disposible lenses. Some opticians ere giving a trial supply at a very reasonable cost - but I haven't seen that locally for a considerable time.