June 03, 2021
You’ve been looking in the mirror at your eye color for some time now, and feel it’s time to change things up and make your eyes look the boldest and brightest they’ve ever been. So why not experiment with a variety of colors? Complement your skin with a new eye color that’s subtle, bold or anywhere in between.
Using tinted contact lenses is the most common way to change eye color for a short period of time. Color contacts are available in both prescription and Plano (non-prescription) forms. Prescription color contacts are used to correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism or presbyopia, as well as enhance or completely change your eye color as they come in a range of different colors. Plano – non-prescription – color contacts are worn purely for cosmetic reasons to change your eye color and do not offer any vision correction. Although Plano contact lenses aren’t corrective, they need to be treated in exactly the same way as normal contacts should be, which means always handling them with clean hands, using disinfecting solution to protect your eyes from germs, and cleaning your contacts with sterile solution.
Types of Colored Contacts
Colored contact lenses come in a range of different colors and are designed to imitate the natural appearance of the Iris, which is a colored ring made up of different shapes and lines. Most color contacts feature a series of tiny colored dots, lines, and shapes to help the lenses look more natural on the eye.
Colored contacts come in three kinds of tints:
Choosing the Right Color for Your Eyes
The contact lens color that will suit you best depends on numerous factors, such as your hair color and skin tone. But, ultimately, it depends on the kind of look you want to achieve — subtle and natural-looking or dramatic and daring.
Colored Contacts for Dark Eyes
If your eyes are dark, opt for opaque tinted lenses to alter your eye color and make it lighter. For a natural look, choose a honey brown hue a few shades above your natural brown color. Or transform your eye color and look with violet or blue tinted colored contact lenses.
Colored Contacts for Light Eyes
Choose an enhancement tint that defines the edges of your iris and enhances your natural eye color, but in a more subtle way. And if you want to experiment with a different eye color while still looking natural, you might choose contact lenses in violet or blue, for example, if your natural eye color is gray.
Advice for Wearing Coloured Contact Lens
Take Your Free M Test
When it comes to colored contact lenses, it’s best to get in touch with your optometrist to learn more about what your options are. If you’re interested in coloured contacts, take a walk-in appointment for an eye test with an optometrist at a MAGRABi store near you contact us ahead of time to schedule an appointment. Our optometrist will make recommendations with regards to reviewing the strength of your lenses and help you find the right colored contact lenses for your eyes.