How to choose the right colored contacts for your eyes

Whether you’re looking to revamp your look with colored contacts or just want to experiment with colored contacts, choosing the right colored contacts is essential. Colored contacts are also used by sportspersons who are looking to enhance their performance visually.

Here’s what you need to know before you set out to buy colored contacts.

There are 3 types of colored contacts –

  1. Visibility Tint: These type of lenses do not affect your eye color. This is just helpful if you wear lenses daily and have a hard time inserting them or drop them and need to find them quickly. Usually, a light blue or green tint is added to the lens.
  2. Enhancement Tint: You might want to purchase these if you are looking to enhance the color of your eyes. This see-through tint is helpful if you have lighter colored eyes.
  3. Opaque Tint: This is the kind of colored lens you should go for if you want to completely transform the color of your eyes.

If opaque tints are what you are looking for, give Anesthesia Addict Blue or Anesthesia Addict Marron a try. The Anesthesia Addict collection gives a natural look while being comfortable at the same time.

Now that you know what kind of contacts are out there, let’s find out which ones are best for you –

  1. If you wear lenses daily and have a hard time inserting/removing them: Do you have a hard time inserting or removing lenses? Then, the visibility tint is right for you. It will help you better see the lenses and also prevent you from losing them if you drop them on the floor.
  2. If you have light colored eyes and want to enhance the color of your eyes: With light colored eyes, it is best to choose the enhancement tint. The see-through lens will help you achieve a more natural look and enhance your overall appearance. The enhancement tint will define the edges of your iris and defines the natural color of your eyes. If you’re after a natural look, choose a tint that is either grey or green if your natural color is blue. You might also want to look for warm-toned contact lenses for a more dramatic effect.
  3. If you have dark colored eyes and want to change the color of your eyes: With dark colored eyes, you cannot achieve the same effect with enhancement tint. You need to get the opaque tint to change the color of your eyes. For a more natural look, try either honey brown or hazel colored lenses. Although, if you want a more dramatic look, darker tints like blue, violet or green is what you should look for.

The colored contacts available in the market come in various colors while mimicking the natural iris. But, if you don’t like what is available in the market, you can always have custom colored contacts designed specifically for yourself.

Keep in mind that no matter how natural your colored lenses look, it may look unnatural on certain occasions. For instance, if you blink a lot your lenses can slip from the center of your eye exposing the real color of your iris. It is also possible that your lenses look unnatural when you step into a bright or dark room as your pupils adjust to the amount of light present in the room. Since your pupils constrict in bright light, an opaque tint colored contacts might look unnatural as the center of the lens and the center of your iris will no longer be aligned.