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Q: Painting contact lenses ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Painting contact lenses
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: brjf-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 09 Oct 2005 12:22 PDT
Expires: 08 Nov 2005 11:22 PST
Question ID: 578226
My contact prescription is not a candidate for special effect lenses
(such as 'wild eyes' and 'crazy eyes') in effect to my large
astigmatism. I could always buy non-prescription and wear glasses
(which is my last resort) -- however, I find there are options for
customized, hand painted contact lenses.

Obviously these are extremely costly -- and I am an experienced
Creative Director, and fine artist -- comfortable with a brush on many
mediums. However I cannot find ANY information in regards to how I can
make my own custom painted lenses!

So, I'm looking for what type of paint to use, and if that paint can
be applied to any form of contact lens. The hope is to use my
prescription lenses and simply paint the design on them as needed. If
that's not an option, I'd be interested in what I need to purchase to
accomplish this, prescription based. Thank you!!

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 09 Oct 2005 14:12 PDT
"Painting" is often the term used but it doesn't accurately describe
the process. According to what I have found in preliminary research,
"tinting" of the lens material is what really takes place, and as such
there is no real "paint" involved. Would you like to know more about
DIY artistic and theatrical tinting options as an answer? I happen to
know of a site (that I found recently while researching my own
"standard" contact lens prescription) that actually offers a kit and a
free step-by-step online video of how this is done.



Clarification of Question by brjf-ga on 10 Oct 2005 08:52 PDT
Tinting is one process, but there is a noted process of hand
'painting' individual contacts for high end work from what I know --
unless I am again just receiving industry terms? If I am wrong, and
your site kit is the answer, I welcome the link and information!

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 10 Oct 2005 09:23 PDT
I found references to a process whereby a lens intended for prosthetic
purposes has a laminated construction that allows a computer
rendered/printed or "hand painted" iris shield to be sandwiched
between two HEMA sections, thus creating the desired illusion. Another
process involves dyeing the entire lens; referred to as a
"homogeneous" lens because a normal hydrophilic (corrective or
cosmetic) lens is colored using a dyeing process.

So, as it turns out there is painting process and a dyeing/tinting
process. The latter of which one can supposedly do with the use of a
kit. I will leave the question open in hopes that another researcher
will know more about this than I do.

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