How to Choose the Right Colored Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses color are a great way to change up your look and add an extra dimension to your wardrobe. However, it’s important to know how to pick the right color for you.

The best colored contacts are those that will enhance or change your natural eye color to give you the look you’re after. For example, people with light eyes and a cool complexion often choose gray or green-colored tints to make their eyes pop.

If you have dark eyes and a warm complexion, opt for a lighter shade like hazel or honey brown to give your eyes more depth. You may also want to consider a 2-tone violet contact lens to give your eyes a sexy smoky effect.

In addition to the color of your contact lenses, you should consider the graphic diameter and design as well. Large graphic diameters can make your eyes look unnaturally large and distorted, while small ones might not cover your iris properly.

The Different Types of Colored Contact Lenses: Which One is Right for You

Reputable colored contact lens manufacturers such as Acuvue, Bausch & Lomb, and FreshLook spend a lot of time and money on perfecting their lenses so that they’re safe to wear.

Regardless of the type of colored contact lenses you choose, they must be prescribed by an optometrist and fit correctly. If they’re not, you can expect them to scratch your eyes and cause other problems.

Some people purchase decorative or nonprescription colored contact lenses from online retailers that don’t require a prescription, but they can still damage your eyes and even lead to infections. In general, the AAO recommends purchasing colored contact lenses only from reputable online eyewear companies that require a valid prescription.