Learn About Colored Contact Lenses And What They Have To Offer

If you wear prescription contact lenses and you have been thinking about giving colored lenses a try, you'll find the information in this article helpful. There are some things you want to consider when you decide to try the colored lenses so you get the desired effect you are going for. The information below will help you understand what colored contacts have to offer.

Aren't colored contacts non-prescription?

When colored contact lenses were first out on the market, they were typically marketed as non-prescription lenses geared for those strictly looking to change their eye color temporarily. As time went on, there was more of an interest in these contacts and prescription ones became widely available.

How do colored contacts work?

Prescription colored contact lenses will be made with the correct prescription in mind. There is an area in the center of the contacts that are free of color, this allows you to see with an unobstructed view. The area of the contact that covers the colored part of your eye, called the iris, will be colored. Therefore, when you put the contact in your eye, the colored part of the contact will cover your iris making your eyes look the color you want.

What kinds of colors are there?

There are many different colors and shades for you to choose from. These colors include blue, green, brown, gray, hazel, violet and others. They also come in different shades of those colors so you can go dark or light shades, depending on the look you are going for.

The contacts also come in a few different styles, allowing you to choose the contacts that work the best for your needs. There are enhancement tint lenses and these offer you a see-through tint that enhances the natural color of your eyes. These are for people who want to keep the natural color of their eyes, but make them stand out more. There are also opaque tint lenses and these have a dark layer of coloring that offers you the ability to change the entire color of your eyes. Theatrical lenses have coloring which allows you to have non-human looking eyes, such as werewolf eyes or cat eyes.

How do you choose the right color?

The color you choose depends on the look you are going for. Many people want a color that looks natural on them. Therefore, you want to consider your skin tone and hair color. If you have a dark skin tone, but you want to get away from brown eyes, then you will more than likely look great with green or hazel eyes. If you have fair skin, blonde hair and brown eyes, then gray, green or blue may be a great choice.