Colored contact lenses can help you to look gorgeous and fashionable, if blue is your personality color. Colored contacts don’t only change your eye color for cosmetic or fashion purposes. With costumes, party, and sport designs, they help you appear confidently at special occasions.
These colored contact lenses are available in plano or non-prescription contact lens. They are also available in designs to correct astigmatism, colored toric or toric color contacts. And within the replacement frequency category of contacts you’ll find disposable or frequent replacement contact lenses.
Types of Colored Contact Lenses
Based on how tints applied on lenses, there are four types of colored contact lenses: visibility tints, enhancement tints, opaque color tints and light filtering tints.
- Visibility tints. A very light tint is applied on this type of lens. A light blue or green tint is added to the lens. The tint helps you see better without affecting the color of your eyes.
- Enhancement tints. An enhancement tint, a bit darker than a visibility tint, is designed for enhancing the color of your eyes. If you have light colored eyes and you want to make your eye color more intense just wear the contact lenses.
- Opaque color tints. Opaque colored tints are designed to mimic the natural look of the colored portion of your eye. They have opaque, solid tints at the outer part but clear at the part over your pupil. These lenses are now widely available for novelty use and are worn for special occasions, such as parts of Halloween costumes as well as film and theater performance.
- Light filtering tints. Light filtering tints contact lenses are designed for athletes or sports enthusiasts. They enhance certain colors such as the yellow color of tennis balls so that they are easier to target. Another color contacts are designed for golfers to better distinguish between the various greens on a golf course.
How To Choose the Right Color
As with other fashion accessories your choice of cosmetic color contacts, which belong to enhancement tints color contact lens category, should be based on your personality. You can also take into account your wearing frequency or another approach:
- If you’re comfortable being the center of attention, then you may want to have an eye color that everyone notices immediately. For example, you might choose green or blue lenses if your natural eye color is brown. The green or blue eye color will stand out from your appearance if you have a warm-toned skin and hair.
- If you just want others to notice you’re different without losing your natural look, you may be satisfied with a subtler eye color change. For example, you may choose a green colored lens or, alternatively, blue enhancer lens if your eye color is blue.
- If you’re an introverted person, you may choose colored contacts that have similar tones. For example, your skin, hair, make up and your natural eye color are cool-toned. You may want to choose cool color contact lens such as blue or green to get a perfect match.
For both personalities, will you be wearing your colored contact lenses daily or only for special occasions? If it’s the later, then you may want a lens color that is different from your “natural” color.