Colored Contacts

Did you know that contact lenses are not specifically worn to enhance vision? They are used for cosmetic purposes too. There are people with proper vision who wear tinted contacts to improve the way they look.

You can wear tinted contacts, either to change or enhance your natural eye color. For instance, they can enhance on the blue or green color of your eyes, making them to appear greener or bluer.  These lenses will not only allow you to see better, but your vision is greatly improved.

We recommend visiting an eye specialist if you are considering colored contact lenses. This is because contact lenses can cause serious injury to your eyes, if not used correctly or obtained without a prescription.

Most people buy decorative contacts on the internet, or from a mail order company.  This is quite dangerous because these lenses are not prescribed and do not have the correct measurements.

Despite the fact that colored contacts are non-corrective, they are still medical devices, thus you should always be cautious. There are various risks associated with contact lenses. They include infection, decreased vision, blindness and allergic reactions. Symptoms you should look out for are chronic pain in the eyes and redness.

Types of Tinted Contact Lenses:

How do you know which colored contacts work best for you? It all depends on the color of your eyes, or the effect you are aiming to achieve. There are 3 categories of tinted contacts, which are available today. These include:

Cosmetic Enhancement Tints

These are translucent lenses designed to improve your eye color. The perfect candidates for cosmetic tints are those with light colored eyes; gray, blue, green and hazel.

When worn, they allow the natural color of your eye to blend with the lens tint.

Opaque Tints

These contact lenses are best worn by people with dark eyes. They are best worn for a dramatic effect.  The pattern of the colored lenses overlies the colored part of your eyes, resulting into a natural look.

Visibility Tints

These lenses are very pale. However, they have enough color to allow you to see the contacts when handling. They do not affect your eye color in any given way.


Before getting your tinted contacts, even for decorative purposes, there are a few tips you should observe.

  • Get an eye exam from a licensed eye doctor. This will allow you to get the right fit. Wearing contacts with a wrong fit can cause severe damage to your eyes.
  • Get a prescription. We highly emphasize on this factor, as getting non-prescription lenses can cause your eyes great harm. Your prescription should include the correct measurements, a brand name and expiration date.
  • Follow the proper lens care instructions.  You should follow all the instructions pertaining to the wearing, cleaning and disinfecting of your contact lenses. In case you do not receive any instructions, ensure that you ask your eye doctor for them.
  • Avoid sharing your contact lenses. Keep in mind that your contacts are fitted just for you. We do not have the same eye size and shape with everyone else.
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