Colored Contact Lenses for Cosmetic and Fashion

Colored contact lenses can help you to look gorgeous and fashionable using 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.

Some of the color contacts have no optical correction and are solely for aesthetic purposes. These contact lenses are called plano or non-prescription. But they are also available in designs to correct astigmatism. And within the replacement schedule category you’ll also find disposable or frequent replacement contact lenses.

Different Tints In Colored Contact Lenses

blue colored contact lensesColored contacts have different tints that serve different purpose. 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 tint. Very light blue or green tints are applied to contacts for ease of insertion or removal or help you to find when you accidentally drop them. The tint helps you to see better without affecting the color of your eyes.
  • Enhancement tint. A deep or enhancement tint is a bit darker than a visibility tint. The 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. The beauty of this idea is anyone may notice the change in your looks but could not distinguish which. An example of deep tinted contacts are Freshlook colored contacts.
  • Opaque tint. Opaque tint is designed to mimic the natural look of the colored portion of your eyes, which have opaque tints at the outer part but clear at the part over your pupil. You can utilize these contacts to change the shade of your eyes. These lenses are now widely available for novelty use and are worn for special effects, such as parts of Halloween costumes as well as film and theater performance.
  • Light filtering tint. Light filtering tint contact lenses are designed to improve visual clarity of athletes or sports enthusiasts. They enhance certain colors such as the yellow color of tennis balls, making the ball stands out against the background and is easier to target. Another color contacts are designed for golfers to better distinguish between the various greens on a golf course.

Tips for Choosing the Right Colored Contact Lenses

As with other fashion accessories your choice of cosmetic color contacts, which belong to enhancement tint or opaque tint color contact lens category, should be based on your personality. You want to experiment with different colors by determining the kind of appearance you to want to achieve and whether you have light or dark eye color.

  • green colored contact lensesIf you’re comfortable being the center of attention you may want to have an eye color that everyone notices immediately. For example, you might choose green or blue lenses if you have brown eyes. For dark eyes, the green or blue eye color of opaque colored tint 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 want to choose a green colored lens or 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.


Colored Contact Lenses for Cosmetic and Fashion was last modified: June 12th, 2013 by Marcelli