Breaking Down the Different Types of Colored Contact Lenses

Summary: Colored contact lenses are being favored today due to advancements in contact lens technology. Here’s a quick breakdown that will help you decide whether they are best for you.

Colored contact lenses are unique in that they can seamlessly change the color of your eyes and create a customized look that goes well with any outfit. Whether it be for a special occasion or a Halloween costume, colored contact lenses have become popular with both celebrities and everyday people. If you’re new to the scene and are looking to make a change, here are some tips from Lens.com to get your started.

What Are Colored Contacts?

Most colored contacts are crafted to mimic the natural appearance of the iris. Because this region of the eye is made up of colorful lines and shapes, your standard colored eye contact will feature a series of colored dots and lines to help create a natural appearance.

Common Colored Tints

There are three common tints that are used in colored contacts:

The enhancement tint is a type of translucent tint that comes off somewhat dark. This specialty tint is designed to enhance the natural eye color, as the name implies. Colored contact lenses that include this tint are usually worn by people whose eyes are brighter.

The visibility tint is a blue or light green tint added to a lens. This allows users to see it much better during the insertion and removal process, or if they drop it on accident. Visibility tints are faint in color and do not affect the color.

Opaque tints are non-transparent tints that unique in that they change the eye color completely. If you have dark brown eyes, this tint will work seamlessly to mask the color and swap it for another.