Colored contact lenses allow you to change your eye colour and create a look that’s subtle, bold or anywhere in between, whether you want to enhance your everyday look or rock a crazy design for dates and other special occasions.
The contact lens colour that will suit you best depends on numerous factors, such as your hair colour and skin tone. But, ultimately, it depends on the kind of look you want to achieve, subtle and natural, dramatic and daring looks.
Colour contacts for light eyes. If you want to change your appearance but in a more subtle way, you may want to choose an enhancement tint that defines the edges of your iris and deepens your natural colour.
And if you want to experiment with a different eye colour while still looking natural, you might choose contact lenses in grey or green, for example, if your natural eye colour is blue and If you’re after a dramatic new look that everyone notices immediately, those with naturally light-coloured eyes and a cool complexion with blue-red undertones might choose a warm-toned contact lens such as light brown.
Colour contacts for dark eyes- Opaque colored tints are the best choice if you have dark eyes. For a natural-looking change, try a lighter honey brown or hazel colored lens.
But if you really want to stand out from the crowd, opt for contact lenses in vivid colours, such as blue, green or violet. And if your skin is dark, bright-colored lenses can create a show-stopping new look.
What You Need to Know
Before you choose colored contacts, be mindful of these key factors: Although there are different-sized lenses to fit most wearers, there will be some occasions such as during blinking where the colored portion may slide somewhat over the pupil. This creates a less-than-natural appearance, particularly when wearing opaque colour contacts.
Also, the size of your pupil is constantly changing to accommodate varying light conditions — so sometimes, like at night, your pupil may be larger than the clear centre of the lens. In these instances, your vision may be affected slightly.
Are Colour Contact Lenses Safe?
Yes, colored contact lenses are safe as long as your contacts are properly prescribed, used and cared for. It’s essential that you visit your eye care professional for a proper contact lens fitting. This will ensure your colored contacts are safe and comfortable and look natural on your eye. Just like regular contact lenses, colour contacts are not bad for your eyes if you follow your eye care practitioner’s instructions, particularly regarding how long you can wear your contacts and when you should replace your contacts. If you wear colored contacts only on special occasions, daily disposables are a great option.