Contact Lenses: Colored Contacts
Contact lenses aren’t just for seeing better. They’re for looking better too. In fact, some people who don’t even need vision correction wear tinted contact lenses as a way to change their look.
Today’s tinted lenses allow you to enhance your natural eye color — making the blue bluer or the green greener — or change it altogether.
Three categories of tinted contact lenses are available:
- Cosmetic enhancement tints are designed to enhance your natural eye color. These translucent lenses are best for light-colored eyes (blues and greens, hazels and grays). When wearing these tints, the color of your eye becomes a blend of the lens tint and your natural eye color.
- Opaque, or “cosmetic,” tints change the color of dark eyes. The pattern on the lens, which is colored, overlies the colored part of your eye. The result is a natural look.
- Visibility tints are very pale, but are colored enough to make the contact lens visible during handling without any effect on eye color.
With tinted lenses you accomplish two goals at once: Seeing better and looking better.