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Color Contact Lenses Colored Contact Lenses Offer Many Surprises
Have you ever wondered what it may be like to change your eye color? Well, thanks to modern technology, changing your eye color is easy!

Today there are many types of contact lenses you can buy that will change your eye color in the blink of an eye. These include:

  • Visibility Tints
  • Opaque Tints
  • Light Filtering Tints
Each of these colored contact lenses offers something unique. You don't have to need vision correction to wear colored contacts; anyone can enjoy the eye color changing benefits of colored lenses.

If you are in need of vision correction, don't worry; color contacts are available for you too. Colored contacts are available for anyone needing a vision correction lens including those with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. You can buy color contacts as frequent replacement lenses or even as disposable lenses.

Today color contact lenses are also available for anyone who needs a vision correction lens, including those with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. You can buy color contacts as frequent replacement lenses or even as disposable lenses.

One thing is certain... when it comes to modern color contacts, your choices are endless!

***Did You Know?***
Today you can buy color contact lenses that not only change the color of your eyes, but also change the shape?

Color contacts come in many different varieties. Want to try on cat shaped eyes? Why not? When it comes to color contacts, the possibilities are limitless...

Types of Color Contact Lenses
Each type of colored contact lens will create different eye color effects. Let's look at a few of the types of available:

  • Visibility - A visibility tint allows you to see your lens better while inserting it or during removal. It is a very light tint, usually in light blue or green thus does not influence your eye color. The purpose of this visibility tint is to allow you to quickily find the lens in the lens case or if you dropped the lens on the counter of floor. Since visibility tinted lenses do not change eye color they are typically only worn by those with eye problems needing vision correction.

  • Enhancement - An enhancement tint is a solid tint that is darker than a visibility tint and does influence your eye color. Enhancement tints intensify your existing eye color, thus "enhancing" your already either green or blue eyes to perhaps a different shade. For example you might enhance your blue eyes to an aquamarine color using this type of lens. These tints do not work on dark irises.

  • Opaque - Color tints offer the most dramatic color change for eyes. If you want to completely change the color of your eyes, (for example brown to blue), choose an opaque lens. A color tint lens is necessary for people with dark eyes to change their eye color.

  • Color - Color tints offer the most dramatic color change for eyes. If you want to completely change the color of your eyes, from blue for example to green, you can use a color tint to achieve the desired outcome. A color tint lens is necessary for people with dark eyes to change their eye color.

  • Costume - Costume color lenses are for those that want to dramatically change the color and shape of their eye either to enhance a costume or for theatrical performances. The color is painted on to the contact lens to add special effects to your eyes. If you want to go for a cat eye appearance, then costume lenses will provide you just the look you need!

  • Light filtering - This is a newer type of color tint that many are using for sports. Light-filtering tints help enhance some colors while muting others. Let's say for example you are a soccer player. A light-filtering tint can enhance the color of the ball you are using so it is easier to find and take advantage of while playing. This type of tint is increasingly popular among golfers, allowing them to tell the difference between various shades of green while on the golf course.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Color Contact Lenses
There are many advantages of color contact lenses. For one, they allow you to have a little fun with your eye color. Most people use them temporarily to try on a new look or spice up their appearance. As mentioned, you can also use color contacts to help enhance your natural eye color.

Costume lenses are a fun alternative for parties or special events. Think about how much more dramatic your costume may be next Halloween if you spice things up with a pair of jaguar lenses.

There are of course, some disadvantages of wearing color contact lenses. For the most part contact lens manufacturers make different sized lenses so you can select lenses most likely to fit your eyes. There may be times however, when the fit is not exact and when the color portion of the lens accidentally slides over your pupil, revealing your true color.

It is also important you realize your pupil constantly changes size to help accommodate the amount of light filtering into your line of sight. This can impact the look of your color contact lenses. When using them at night for example, the pupil will be larger than the clear center of your lens, which may slightly impact your vision because you will then be looking through the colored portion of the lens.

Will I Need A Prescription To Take Advantage of Colored Lenses?
Even if you don't need a vision correction prescription, you will need a prescription for colored contact lenses. Getting a prescription will ensure a good fit for your lenses and will help you to avoid many problems associated with wearing contacts.

Know that you should never buy colored contact lenses from a supplier who doesn't require a proper fitting or prescription. Chances are they are being sold illegally. Fortunately, it doesn't take long for an optometrist to fit you for contact lenses.

Contact Lenses Color: Complement Your Natural Beauty
How do you know what color contact lenses will look best with your natural beauty? This varies from person to person. If you want people to notice your new eye color you will probably want to try something dramatic. Consider using color tint lenses to try a whole eye color like brown to green or blue. You can even get contact lenses in violet or other unnatural but interesting colors. Here are some tips for selecting color contact lenses based on your personality, hair and skin tone:

  • For a unique and bold look sure to attract attention, go for alternatively shaded contacts like silver or violet.

  • If you have warm toned or olive skin, consider brightly colored lenses.

  • Try lenses with bluish or reddish undertones if you have cool skin or pale skin and dark black hair.

  • If you want to look sexy or mischievous, try green eyes as much of the population associates green eyes with sexiness and a deviant or mischievous personality.

  • Consider trying brown eyes for your next job interview, as studies suggest brown eyes are more often associated with smart, savvy intuition and trustworthy people.

  • If you are looking to change the eye color you have subtly, try enhancing your natural shade. Try amethyst for example for blue eyes or hazel or honey for brown eyes.

  • Consider costume lenses for special occasions.
If you plan on wearing your color contacts only occasionally, chances are you'll find they are not irritating and provide an interesting alternative to traditional accessories like jewelry. Most people select contacts similar to their natural color if they plan on wearing them every day, but on special occasions, go bold and spice things up with some fun color contacts.

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