Contact Lenses Among the Stars
Whether it’s for correcting our vision or simply for a look revamp, contacts are a very popular option, especially in the Hollywood world where actors take on roles that may require them to alter their looks or not wear glasses. This is when contact lenses are essential to them. You might have noticed an actor or two who have been wearing contacts for both purposes, but here’s a list of five stars who have been wearing contacts.
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American actress, producer, and businesswoman Jennifer Aniston is best known for her role in the very popular series “Friends”. In her early 20s, she was diagnosed with dyslexia, which made it difficult for her to read books or to retain anything. She only found out about her condition during an eye exam with her optometrist.
“I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses,” Aniston commented. “One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right. Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.”
Today, she wears blue or green shades contacts even though it is unclear if she needs to correct her vision or not. The coloured contacts became part of her new look when she first starred in “Friends” and dyed her hair honeycomb with sun-kissed highlights.
Philanthropy: Along with supporting Friends of El Faro, a non-profit organization that helps raise money for an orphanage called Casa Hogar Sion in Tijuana, Mexico, Jennifer has appeared in many TV commercials for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, donated $500,000 USD to Doctors Without Borders, Haitian health care provider Partners in Health and AmeriCares, and also participated in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon. She has been part of many projects that help people and beings around the world. “We live an extremely beautiful, fortunate life being able to do what we get to do for a living. And so it’s a way of being able to be in a position to do something for people who are less able. It’s something that makes my heart smile.”
Best known for his roles in romantic comedies, Matthew McConaughey also had to physically change his appearance for other roles in much more serious movies namely Dallas Buyers Club, where he plays Ron Woodruff, a homophobic electrician who contracts Aids. While for him the major weight loss was easier than he originally thought, one scary downside is that the physical change had affected his eyesight. “…when I got down to where I lost 43 pounds, I did start losing my eyesight, I noticed it acutely and it had to do with the weight loss — it’s back now.”
Although he has recently been wearing new specs in public, in one of the new Lincoln car commercial he stars in, he is seen getting ready to go out and putting on a pair of contacts like his daily life routine. It is unknown if he occasionally wears coloured contacts, but prescription ones are part of it.
Philanthropy: McConaughey started the just keep livin foundation, dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. just keep living serves over 2,400 students at 20 programs located in California, Texas, Louisiana and Washington D.C.
Queen of Pop Madonna is often seen wearing her glasses during show rehearsals, but when it’s showtime, the singer puts on coloured contacts that add to her glamorous look. Usually going for a green or a shade of blue, Madonna’s eyes have always looked healthy and beautiful.
Philanthropy: Madonna has supported a HUGE amount of non profits, but the one closest to her heart seems to be Raising Malawi. As she stated: “It has pretty much taken over my life, and I’m so grateful it has…I’ve started an organization called Raising Malawi…and any of your help would be greatly appreciated by me.”
Contact lenses are not just for women, as Matthew McConaughey proves above. Robert Pattinson is known for being a contact lens connoisseur. In fact it is reported that he wore them during his protrayal of Salvador Dali as well as during the famous Twilight movie series and when playing his famous character during the Harry Potter series. Most people like to switch to blue lenses, but Robert reportedly has switched from his natural blue eyes to brown. Donthca make my brown eyes blue – as they say?
Philanthropy: Robert Pattinson is known for supporting a great many non-profits just like Madonna. From causes ranging from cancer to support for Haiti disaster victims, Robert is a world saver, and a handsome man all in one package!
Penelope Cruz is considered one of the most exotic and beautiful stars among them all. What makes her so revered however isn’t just her looks, but also her love for helping others. She is also known for wearing contact lenses to upgrade her “look” from brown eyes to blue, hazel or her reported favourite, green. Contact lenses are a great way to change one of the most critical aspects of your look. The stars really do know best in this regard.
Philanthropy: Penelope Cruz is a big supporter of many causes, for example in 2018 she stood up for animals when she supported PETA’s anti-fur campaign. In fact she has been fighting to communicate why wearing fur sucks for many years. On top of that, she has supported causes such as AIDS and Haiti relief among others.
Contact lenses are a great idea, no matter how you look at it.
One thing both the stars and us here at Contactsforless.ca have in common is that contact lenses and saving the planet is a great combo. We donate 51% of our net profits, and these stars, among many, wear contacts to see better, live better and look better AND the donate their time and money towards important global causes.
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