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In a laser fun-house and one eye looked white

Question

I was in a laser fun-house recently and a friend with me was very concerned that my right eye was looking white and left eye was normal colour. I had contact lenses in at the time. What could have caused this?

Answer Written answer:

The only thing I can think of is that contact lenses have UV absorption properties by the addition of chemicals during manufacturer. Maybe one lens has a different 'mix' than the other. Where the lenses from different batches or of a different make?

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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