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Information and Advice about Color Contacts

Color contact lenses do the impossible. They change a person’s eye color. Did you always want blue eyes? Pop in a pair of color contact lenses and it’s possible. But it’s not only the color of your eye that can be changed; color contact lenses can change your entire look.

Color Contact Lens Choices

You have five different choices when it comes to selecting color contact lenses:

1.) Visibility

2.) Enhancement

3.) Color

4.) Theatrical

5.) Light-filtering

Visibility:

The visibility tint to a contact lens adds color so that the contact is visible to the wearer. This blue or green tint will not affect the wearer’s sight or their eye color. It makes the job of inserting the contact lens easier. That’s all.

Enhancement:

You love your brown eyes but would like the color to be sharper; this is where an enhanced color contact lens comes in. The hue of the lens will deepen the color of the eye. For people whose eyes have a light color but don’t want to take the bold step of changing their color, enhanced color contact lenses will deepen the color without making a dramatic change.

Color:

Adamant that you should have blues eyes or want to experiment with going from hazel to violet? The contact lens world is at your beck and call. Color contact lenses address the possibility to change your look and make your eyes fit your personality.

Choosing a color may be more difficult than one might think. Color contact lenses fill a wide pallet, including blue, green, gray, brown, turquoise, honey, amethyst, hazel and sapphire. These contacts are deeper in color than enhanced lenses and people with a darker eye cooler will need them to effectively change their eye color.

Theatrical:

If amethyst isn’t drastic enough for you, how about a contact lens that is zebra-striped? It’s possible. With enough money, your limitations for color contact lenses go only as far as your imagination.

Light-Filtering:

Sports enthusiasts may not want to look like a zebra or add a honey hue to their eyes but would like to filter out background colors so that they can see a tennis ball or baseball more clearly. Light-filtering contact lenses may not be for everyone but avid athletes could see their performances enhanced by a light-filtering lens.

Unlike contact lenses that correct eyesight, color contact lenses can be had without visual correction. They are also available as regular contact lenses, for people with astigmatism or in need of bifocals. People who do need a toric contact lens should expect to pay more.

What Color Looks Best

There are logical reasons why people with blonde hair often times have blues eyes. Same as people with darker skin leaning heavily toward having brown eyes it’s what looks best.

However, that doesn’t mean a person with dark skin can’t cross some imaginary fashion line and get sapphire color contacts. There’s nothing wrong in being bold with hair color, makeup or the color of your eyes.

But there is sense in not diving into the pool until you’ve first checked to see if there’s any water. A person with brown eyes may step back and try hazel before leaping off the cliff with green. And people with light-colored eyes may want to try an enhancer first, not a full change. Especially, if this is for daily use and not a one-time change.

Top Three Color Contact Cautions

With any change to your body there are specific cautions. Obviously, when dealing with the color of your eyes the cautions are more important than when dealing with the color of your toenails. Here are the top three:

Prescriptions:

You need one. Even if the color contact lenses aren’t for visual correction, you need one. Why? Because the FDA says so. If you’re offered them without a prescription, walk away. You don’t know where they’ve been or what shape they’re in. Follow this mantra – You can’t see without your eyes.

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Sharing:

Sharing is great when it’s splitting the last piece of pie or giving someone less fortunate a little money. Sharing color contacts is just dumb. Even ones without a prescription can harm your vision by transmitting bacteria.

Vision Issues:

Generally, people wearing color contact lenses won’t have an issue with their vision. However, anytime the contact lens slides there is the possibility of the wearer’s sight being slightly affected. This can also happen during contractions of the pupil.

Color contacts are not like clear contacts in that the prime reason people purchase them is not eyesight related. Color contacts are for style and, possibly, to help your golf game. They should be treated as such and if the color lens is affecting your sight, switch back to a clear lens or, if you don’t need contacts at all, dropping contacts altogether makes sense.


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