Celebrities like Paris Hilton create their own brand by identifying themselves with a certain look–in her case, baby blue colored contacts. If you didn’t know better, you’d think that Paris had naturally blue eyes instead of brown.
So, thinking of creating a “brand” of your own? Most of us don’t want to go that far, but maybe having a little fun with eye color isn’t such a bad idea. Baby blue colored contacts are a popular choice for you to try. The brand you choose depends on contact lens prescription from an eye doctor. Eyes come in all shapes and sizes so not all colored lenses fit the same. You must have an eye exam and be fitted for contacts to ensure the best comfort and health for your eyes, but once you have your prescription, you can shop around to find the best deal. The brand you choose also depends on your natural eye color, and whether you are trying to completely change color or just update your look.
Changing a dark eye color to baby blue, for example, requires an opaque contact lens. Opaque lenses have a solid colored portion that covers the iris so that none of the natural color shows through. If you want to completely change your eye color, opaque lenses are for you. Acuvue 2 Color Opaques are a good choice to try for disposable contacts. Natural Touch brand from CooperVision are more expensive extended wear lenses with a longer replacement schedule.
If you have light colored eyes, like blue, gray or green, you can intensify your natural eye color with enhancer contact lenses. Enhancers use translucent color to cover the iris, so the wearer’s natural eye color can still be seen. For baby blue color enhancing contacts, try disposable Acuvue 2 Enhancers or FreshLook Dimensions.
Variations of both opaque and enhancer colored contacts include a limbal ring, or dark outer ring that defines the iris. Impressions Colors in blue for both light and dark eyes feature a limbal ring. As well, Natural Touch in baby blue features the same dark outer ring.
Here’s a quick list of baby blue contact lenses for you to try:
•Impressions Colors in blue
•Illusions in soft blue
•Natural Touch in baby blue
•Durasoft 3 Colors in baby blue
And here’s another list of other popular “blues”:
•Acuvue 2 Color Opaques in sapphire blue
•Acuvue 2 Enhancers in ocean blue
•FreshLook ColorBlends in blue
•FreshLook Dimensions in pacific blue
Leanne Tremblay is a successful freelance technical writer and publisher of several successful web sites. She has written numerous articles on outdoor living topics, health and beauty, and publishes a site on colored contact lenses that features luscious new color contacts for dark eyes from brand names like Acuvue colored contacts and FreshLook Colorblends.