Colored contacts come in three different types of tints: enhancement tints, opaque color tints and visibility. Most of these contacts are available in zero or no correction power (i.e. Plano). The lenses have been designed for persons with astigmatism and in need of disposable lenses or bifocal contacts. Celebrities are known to set the trends when it comes to fashion, food, music and much more. They also play an active role in influencing the trends of colored contacts.
Enhancement contacts feature a translucent as opposed to an opaque tint in order to allow the natural eye colors to show through. The lens does not change the natural eye color. Therefore, persons with light colored eyes including grey, blue or green are advised to wear color enhancers to improve the intensity of their natural eye color.
Meanwhile, the colored or blended tint gives the wearer an opportunity to change the colors of their eyes completely. These type of lenses feature colored tints made of solid as opposed to translucent colors. Therefore, persons with dark colored eyes can afford to change the colors of their eyes wearing opaque colored lenses. Color contacts featuring opaque tints are available in a variety of distinct colors including hazel, blue, gray, green, violet and amethyst.
On the other hand, visibility tints feature a light green or blue tint added to the lenses for purposes of helping the wearer to locate the lens better during insertion and removal; or in case they drop the lens. Meanwhile, the very light tint ensures that the eye color is not affected.
What counts is getting to choose the right colors of lenses that also cater for your personal taste. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a subtle and sophisticated looks you can consider a blended tint, a soft tint featuring a dark outer ring, violet or amber for brown eyes and green or gray lenses for blue eyes. On the other hand, if you are looking for a bold and dramatic look you can try a brightener for dark eyes and color enhancer for light eyes.
Companies have gone out of their way to ensure that colored contacts mimic the natural eye and particularly the iris. This section of the eye consists of colorful lines and shapes; as a result, the colored lenses are designed to capture these features. Nevertheless, the central part of the lens that lies directly over the pupil is clear in order to permit the wearer to see clearly.