How to Shop for Coloured Contact Lenses

Coloured contact lenses are a great way to create a striking look, to accessorise your outfit and for when you want to add a little something to your Christmas party look!

You don’t always need to buy prescription contact lenses as coloured contacts can be worn purely for cosmetic purposes. Cost wise, it is more expensive to buy coloured contacts than neutral ones, though who cares when you can look that good?

Nowadays, contact lenses come in a wide range of diverse colour options. Most coloured contact lenses are designed to mimic the natural look of the iris (the coloured part of the eye). This area is made up of shapes and lines so some coloured contacts feature a series of small dots, lines and shapes to help the lens look like it’s a normal and natural part of the eye.

The Ciba Vision Air Optix contact lenses comes in a variety of striking colours – perfect for vamping up your look.


 Things to consider

You should consider what tint level you need. There are three types in contact lenses: visibility tint, enhancement tint and opaque tint.

  • Visibility tint does not affect your natural eye colour. The tint is a very faint blue or green, which is mainly added so that you will see the lens better when inserting it and also if you happen to drop your contact.
  • Enhancement tint is a little darker than visibility tint and is a means to enhance the natural colour of your eye.
  • Opaque tint can change your eye colour completely. They come in a multitude of different colour options including grey, violet, hazel, bright blue and brown.

If you’re looking for costume contact lenses, you want to look out for opaque tint lenses. They certainly liven up your fancy dress! They can be used to create a character. The image below shows the wearer trying to create the look of their favourite anime character.

Lovely review by @zacharyhing ⠀ So I totally didn't lose all of my piercings for Noiz except I totally did. *DEEP BREATH IN AND OUT* Anyway, these are the GEO Animation SF-35 lenses. ⠀ I actually got these for Villain!Deku but I figured there was no harm doing a quick (failed) Noiz test before retiring him. As always, I'm super happy with the design and vibrancy of their animation lenses! I would absolutely recommend these for Noiz (I trust you'll do a far better job at the eye makeup than this rushed mess) or any other character with bright green eyes! I've actually worn another pair of their gree animation lenses before but ones without the black rim; they ended up blending into the whites of my eyes so under certain lighting, it looked a bit too crazy. I would definitely choose these ones with the black rim so you don't look to strange! :') In terms of comfort, I'm very happy. This is my 5th pair of lenses from geolenses and they feel very comfortable. I have pretty sensitive eyes so they tend to sting a little when putting lenses in, however I still haven't had any problems with their lenses. . . #geoanimationsf35 #iggeolenses #colouredcontactlenses #colouredcontacts #colouredlenses #noiz #noizdmmd #noizcosplay #dmmdcosplay #dramaticalmurder #dramaticalmurdercosplay

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Getting the colour right

It’s important to get the right colour to suit you (unless you’re trying to look like a vampire!). But if you’re trying to go for a subtle change in your eye colour, choose an enhancement tint that heightens your natural eye colour.

If you want to experiment with a different eye colour while still looking natural, choose a grey or green colour, for example, if your natural eye colour is blue. For a dramatic colour change go for the opposite of what your natural colour is. For example, if you’re fair-haired with a cool complexion, go for a warm honey brown or hazel lens shade.

If you want to really get noticed then go for intense shades of purple, blue or green. Have some fun and go for the opposite of your natural colour.

Bausch & Lomb SofLens contact lenses offer natural colours to enhance your eyes. Wearers can choose from 11 colour options including India, Jade and Platinum.

Do’s and don’ts

  • Do stop wearing your contact lenses if you develop sore or irritated eyes. Contact a doctor or optician immediately if the problem persists.
  • Don’t share your contact lenses. Exchanging lenses can transmit harmful bacteria which can cause infections.
  • Do care for your contact lenses. Lenses must be cleaned, disinfected and properly stored with lens care products. Don’t forget to replace your lenses.
  • Do make sure you get your lenses from a reputable retailer to make sure they’re safe to use.

Don’t forget to have fun with your look! Whether you’re dressing up for a fancy dress party or simply want to create a striking new look, wearing coloured contact lenses is all about having fun and looking good.

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