With the help of coloured contact lenses individual change the colour of their eyes to make them look bold or subtle — coloured contacts work best as Halloween contact lenses and allow you to enhance your eyes or in other words gives you the platform to rock a really crazy outfit.
Colour contact lenses are available in both prescription and nonprescription contacts
- Prescription colour contacts correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, as well as enhancing your eye colour or completely changing it.
- Nonprescription colour contacts are only worn for cosmetic purposes and change the colour of your eyes or enhance it.
It is to be noted that coloured contact lenses are more expensive then regular contacts but then they help you rock your Halloween.
Types of colour contacts
Coloured contact lenses are intended to mimic the natural look of the pupil, also called the iris, and enhance it.
Since your pupil is made of colourful shapes and patterns, the contacts are designed with different patterns, colours and designs to complement your eyes.
The center of the lens, the part that is placed on the iris, is clear so you can see but some contacts such as sclera hinder the visibility to some extent.
Colour contacts are available in three kinds of tints:
- Visibility tint. This lens just helps you see it better during placing and removal, or if you drop it. Visibility tints are relatively made of faint colour and do not affect your eye colour.
- Enhancement tint. This is a solid lens but translucent, they have a tint that is a little darker than a visibility tint. They enhance the appearance of your eye.
- Opaque tint. This is a thick solid tint that can change your eye colour completely. It works best for eyes with dark coloured pupils
Custom-tinted contact lenses
If you really want an outstanding look, some contact lens maker specializes in producing custom colour tints for both prescription and non-prescription coloured contact lenses.
Custom-made tints are fashioned from a variety of colours in different densities. The coloured contacts characteristically are semi-translucent, providing a very natural look. They can even disguise an inborn eye defect or eye injury or imitate the appearance of a healthy iris.
Colour contacts with opaque thick tints come in a broad range of colours, including hazel, green, blue, brown and gray.
Costume or crazy contact lenses also fall into the category of opaque colour tints. Long used in the movies, these coloured contact lenses are now commonly available for everyone looking to buy them. These lenses give you the chance to don the costume outfits for a zombie or vampire easily.
Choosing the best colour
The suitability of coloured contact lenses depends on a variety of factors, such as your hair colour and skin tone. But, also on what you want to wear and look like.
Colour contacts for light eyes
If you want to alter your look but in a more subtle way, you may want to opt for an enhancement tint that characterizes the edges of your pupil and adds intensity to your natural eye colour.
If you want to test with a different colour while still looking natural, you may go for Halloween contact lenses in gray or green, for example, if your natural eye colour is blue or red..
If you’re after a theatrical new look that allows you to stand out, you will need more contrasting coloured lenses. Those with naturally light-colored eyes and a cool skin tone with blue-red undertones might opt for a warm-toned contact lens such as light brown.
Colour contacts for dark eyes
Opaque coloured tints are the perfect option if you have dark eyes. If you want a natural change on your eye colour then try a lighter honey brown or hazel coloured lens.
But if you really want to catch the attention from the crowd, choose contact lenses in bright colours, such as blue, green or violet. And if your skin is dark, bright-colored lenses can create a stunning new look.
Colour contacts: Do’s and don’ts
DON’T share your contact lenses. As amusing as it may sound, never exchange contacts, whether coloured or regular with your friends. Contact lenses are medical devices and are fitted to the configurations of each person’s eyes. Trading lenses also can transmit bacteria, which can lead to a severe, vision-threatening eye infection and even cause blinding in worst cases.
DO care for your contact lenses properly. Colour contacts, just like clear contact lenses, must be appropriately sanitized, disinfected and stored properly in lens care products to avoid infectivity.
DON’T wear your contacts and remove them if you develop sore, irritated or red eyes. This may be an indication of a contact lens-related eye infection or another serious eye issue. See an eye specialist right away if you experience distress during or after contact lens wear.
DO have fun with your new look! Whether you want to enhance your eye features or create a theatrical statement, coloured contacts let you have the eye colour you’ve always dreamed of.