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Many retailers offer a variety of theatrical contact lenses for purchase. These lenses may feature unusual colors or patterns. Novelty contact lenses can be a lot of fun but it is important to remember they can damage the eye if not used properly. The best way to ensure novelty contact lenses do not damage the eye is to have an eye care provider write a prescription for these lenses to ensure they fit properly. Return to your eye care provider after receivin your lenses to make sure the lenses fit properly. Theatrical contact lenses may not be used for vision correction but they still require a prescription to ensure they are sized correctly.