A Guide to Buying Colored Contact Lenses

Ever wondered how to choose the right color of contact lenses that would look good on you? Did you every want to change your eye color? Millions of people would love to make their brown eyes blue and blue eyed people have always wondered what their eyes would look like green or brown.

Whether purchasing colored contacts for dark eyes or colored contacts for light eyes, take into consideration your natural eye color, hair color, complexion and the color you would like your eyes to be. As you would match skin tone with makeup and clothing, the same holds true with buying colored contact lenses. Most people want their eyes to look natural like they were born with the color. There are of course people who like to have something different; the anything goes crowd. They want the Halloween or rave type wild eyes contact lenses which range from the look of a zebra, black-out, cat eye, alien, white-out, wildfire, red hot, vampire and many more. A great complement to any Halloween costume or for any time you feel like getting a little WILD! The just for looks contacts are sometimes called plano, zero-powered or non-corrective, which you may have seen in some flea markets, at the beach and online.

When buying colored contacts for dark eyes, purchase colored opaque contacts which are designed exclusively to change dark brown eyes. Opaque lenses are solid in color which means you can see through them because the opaque color covers the iris or colored area and is not opaque around the lens, where you see. Colors range from blue, gray, green, honey, pure hazel, sapphire, amethyst, turquoise and brown. Also available are colors that can brighten your eye color without changing it. There are contact lenses that will color light eyes and create a eye-catching natural look such as Sea Green, Pacific Blue, and Caribbean Aqua.

Even though colored contact lenses will change your eye color, you will still see the same colors, unlike colored eyeglasses. And no, the color does not fade over time. Purchase two colors or more and wear them to match your outfit or mood. There are many contact lens sources available through your optometrist, ophthalmologist, optical store retailers, and online.

Make sure and get an eye exam from an eye care professional, get a prescription and buy from an establishment which requires you have a prescription. You can harm your eyes to the point of abrasions and lose of eyesight and legally, new FDA regulations require a prescription. The FDA classifies contact lenses as a medical device so they require an exam, fitting and prescription by an eye care professional. So even if you don’t need them to see, you still need to see an eye care professional because wearing them can affect the health of your eyes. Your eye care professional will provide a free office trial to try on different shades so you can choose which color you like best.

So whether you have colored contacts for dark eyes or light eyes caring for colored contacts is the same as any other soft contact lenses. Do not share your contacts. Remove your contacts right away if you have changes in vision, redness, and discomfort. You should get your eyes checked by an optometrist every 2 years to make sure they are healthy. Take care of your eyes.

R.T. Shelly is a health enthusiast who has been researching products related to health for many years. If you would like to find more information on eye health visit Natural Eye Care.