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How to pick up the most suitable color contact lenses

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Colored contact lenses from Solotica USA allow you to temporarily change your eye color and create a look that’s subtle, bold or anywhere in between. It depends on whether you want to switch up your everyday look or rock a crazy look for a special occasion.

Color contacts are available in both prescription and non-prescription types:

  • Prescription contacts correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, as well as enhancing or changing your eye color.
  • Plano contacts have no power for vision correction and are solely worn for cosmetic purposes to change your eye color.

Color contacts come in three types of tints:

Most colored contact lenses from Acuvue mimic the natural look of the iris, which is the colored part of the eye.

  • Visibility tint: This usually is a light green or blue tint added to a lens, to help you see the lens better during insertion and removal, or if you drop it. Visibility tints are very faint and do not affect your eye color.
  • Enhancement tint: This is a solid but see-through (translucent) tint that is a tad darker than the visibility tint. As the name implies, an enhancement tint subtly enhances the natural hue of your eyes. Colored contacts with the enhancement tint are usually ideal for people who have light-colored eyes and want to make their eye look more vibrant.
  • Opaque tint: This is a non-transparent tint that can temporarily change your eye color. If you have dark eyes, you’ll have to opt for this type of color contact lens to change your eye color. Color contacts with opaque tints come in a variety of colors, including green, blue, hazel, violet, amethyst, brown and gray.

Theatrical or costume contact lenses also fall into the category of opaque tint contacts. Widely used in the movies, these special-effect contact lenses are now available for novelty use.

Choosing the right color

The contact lens color that will suit you best depends on various factors, such as your skin tone and hair color. But, ultimately, it boils down to the sort of look you want to achieve.

Color contacts for light eyes

If you want to enhance your appearance in a very subtle manner, you might want to choose an enhancement tint that emphasizes the edges of your iris and deepens the natural color.

And if you want to experiment with a different eye tone whilst still looking natural, you might opt for contact lenses in gray or green, for example, if your natural eye color is blue.

If you’re looking for something dramatic, those with light-colored eyes and a cool complexion with red-blue undertones might choose a warm-toned lens color such as light brown.

Color contacts for dark eyes

Opaque colored tints are the ideal choice if you have dark eyes. For a natural look, try a hazel or light honey brown colored lens.

But if you want to stand out from the crowd, go for contact lenses in vibrant colors, such as green, blue or violet. And if you have a dark complexion, brightly colored lenses can offer a stunning new look.

Custom-tinted contact lenses

If you’re after a truly individualized look, contact lens manufacturers also specialize in creating custom color tints for both prescription and plano contact lenses.

Custom-made tints come in a spectrum of colors in varying densities. The colors typically are semi-translucent, offering a natural look. They can even camouflage an eye injury or congenital eye defect, or mimic the look of a healthy pupil.

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