How to Choose Colored Contact Lenses

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If you’re looking to spice up your look with something a little different, colored contact lenses can give you the boost you need. They come in a range of colors, tints and styles so you can find a pair that’s right for your eye color and style.

1. Choose a color that complements your skin tone

If you have warm-toned skin, a variety colored prescription contacts of shades in blue, green or violet will make your eyes pop. If your skin is cooler, a shade of brown, hazel or gray will also flatter you.

2. Choose a color that enhances your natural eye color

If your eye color is light, a visibility tint or enhancement tint can help to highlight it. These types of colored contact lenses have a clear center that helps to block out extra light and makes your eyes appear brighter, but they won’t change your eye color.

The Benefits of Colored Contact Lenses for People with Visual Impairments

If you have blonde or light-colored hair, colored contact lenses in violet, blue or green will make your eyes look more vibrant. They also work great if your hair is dark, black or brown, as they will help to define the edges of your iris and enhance your natural eye color.

4. Don’t try a colored lens on your eyes before you get an exam and fitting from your optometrist

All contact lenses, including color ones, need to be prescribed by your doctor for them to be safe. Your optometrist will ensure that the lenses fit correctly, are safe and correct your vision. This can be done at a routine exam or during a contact lens fitting.