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Choosing the Right Color Contact Lenses

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If you have been considering colored contacts as part of your vision program, now is a great time to take that step. There are many different colored contact lens options currently available on the market that will work with all types of vision needs.
 
 

Who Can Wear Color Contact Lenses?

Colored lenses can be worn by virtually anyone who wants to enhance, or completely change the color of their eyes. It is an easy way to subtly or dramatically change your look.

 

What are Some of the Different Types of Color Lenses Currently Available?

There are three major types of contact lenses that are capable of changing the color of your eyes; one is an enhancement tint lens, the other is a color tint lens, and for a very dramatic look, there are theatrical lenses.
  • Enhancement Tint:

    These contacts are designed to enrich, but not dramatically change the natural hue of your eyes. This lens type ideal if you want to make your original color deeper or more intense. These tinted lenses are also ideal for people who have lighter hues in general, and they do not work well for those with dark eyes.

  • Color Tint Lenses:

    This type of lens will dramatically change the color of your eyes regardless of whether you have light or dark eyes.

  • Theatrical Lenses:

    If you are looking for the perfect accessory to compliment your Halloween costume, or are looking for lenses that will give a special effect, you can purchase theatrical lenses.

  • Handling Tint:

    Lenses that say “handling tint” are slightly tinted to make them more visible for both care and insertion of the lens. The tint on these lenses has no effect on eye color.

Do I Need a Prescription to Wear Color Contact Lenses?

Yes, Under Federal and State law you need a contact lens prescription. This is true even for lenses with no prescriptive power called “Plano” lenses.

How do I Choose the Right Contact Lens Color?

The color you decide to choose will depend on how often you will be wearing and using the lenses. If you will be wearing them on a daily basis, you may prefer a more natural color. If the contacts will be used on special occasions, you can be a little more colorful going for a more dramatic look. You can look on the product descriptions or speak with your eye care professional about what lens would give you your desired look.

What is a Plano Lens?

Plano is a term eye care professionals use to describe lenses with no corrective power. The term is most often applied to nonprescription contact lenses that are worn for cosmetic purposes only, such as color contact lenses.

If I Have Astigmatism, Can I Wear Color Contact Lenses?

Tinted and color contacts are available for those who have astigmatism.

How can I Purchase Color or Tinted Contact Lenses?

Be sure to consult with an eye care professional to get the right color lens prescription. You can then order your contacts directly from Vision Direct for the lowest prices online. Ordering is as easy as three simple steps.

 

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own eye care or other medical professional. Have your eyes examined regularly and always follow your eye care professional’s instructions for the proper use and care of your contact lenses. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY UNEXPLAINED EYE DISCOMFORT, WATERING, VISION CHANGE OR REDNESS, REMOVE YOUR LENSES IMMEDIATELY AND CONSULT YOUR EYE CARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE WEARING YOUR LENSES AGAIN.



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