Let’s Talk About Coloured Contact Lenses

Many wear contacts to correct vision, while others choose colourful contacts to alter their eye’s appearance. A person may wish to have coloured contact lenses in Canada for several reasons, including changing their eye’s colours to fit in with their style, or to fit in with a dress or costume. A person who does not need lenses for vision correction may want to wear contacts for cosmetic purposes.

If you regularly wear contacts and are used to them, you would feel perfectly comfortable wearing coloured contacts. You must wear contacts that fit well to keep good eyesight and the appearance that you want. Some people prefer wearing contacts to attain the rare recessive colour of their eyes, like blue or amber.

If you are considering getting a colourful pair of contacts, you may have noticed just how drastically they change the appearance of a user’s eyes and face. Coloured contacts are available in a wide variety of strengths, so if you are vision is perfectly fine, or needs significant correction, you can alter your eye colours using contacts. You can still order a prescription coloured contact, which will adjust the lenses to correct your eyes while changing the colour.

Remember, treat coloured contacts the same way as you do any other kind of corrective contacts, and go only to an eye doctor to get the correct prescription. Individuals may buy both corrected and non-corrected lenses with the help of a prescription from a licensed eye doctor. Lenses, or a free sample, are available only through a licensed eye doctor, who may be able to provide a required prescription.

All contact lenses, worn for any purpose, require a valid prescription written by a trained eye professional, and cannot be sold to consumers legally without one. You cannot order Orion lenses using your normal eyeglasses prescription or your normal contacts prescription. Try out clear contacts to make sure your eyes can handle the contacts before ordering a colourful pair.

For the most natural appearance, your lens colour should not differ much from the colour of your natural eyes. Opaque coloured lenses work best for changing your colour entirely but can muddy vision and appear less natural. A translucent tint may be used to improve the natural colour of your eyes, or you may opt for the opaque one to dramatically change your eye’s colour.

When working with an iris abnormality, like heterochromia, coloured or opaque contacts can cosmetically change the different colours iris on the two eyes so they appear more alike. Beyond the cosmetic reasons, some ways coloured or tinted contacts may benefit patients, such as decreasing glare or changing the colour perception for people with colour vision impairment. Mass-produced tinted contact lenses can enhance a patient’s natural eye colour, or alter it entirely.

Mass-produced coloured contacts are typically most popular for wearing at social functions.1 Because they have clear backs and colourful pigments surrounding the IRI, they permit variation in patterns, which can produce either natural or edgy looks. Because irises are a complex structure, some coloured contacts have many small coloured dots, as well as colour lines and shapes that are placed in radial patterns, which helps to make the lenses appear more natural on the eyes. Colour-blended contacts feature hues that gradually become more opaque from the outer edges to the middle of the lenses. While clear-tinted lenses feature one consistent iris colour, these opaque contacts feature various patterns, colours, and pupil sizes generated by computers, which are layered on top of the lenses, increasing the accessibility of options ranging from natural to subtle looks to bold statements.

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Coloured contacts are designed to change a patient’s perception, particularly for sports (e.g., a green tint may make a tennis ball look darker, yellow may increase incoming baseball images, blue or purple may minimise glare for snowboarders), photophobia, and colour-blindness.

While different-sized coloured eye contacts are available to accommodate most users, there are certain occasions (such as when blinking) where the coloured part of the lens may slip slightly above the pupil. The size of the pupil in your eyes is constantly changing to fit varying lighting conditions so at times, like in the evening, the pupils might be larger than the clear centre of the colour contacts. Opaque lenses magnify hazy effects since they wrap your whole pupil in a filter. Photochromic contacts, though, are designed to decrease the amount of brightness that the sun hits your eyes when it is bright – they are not designed to alter your eye’s colour.

That is necessary, since all contacts, regardless of whether they are clear or coloured, are medical devices that could potentially damage your eyes if used improperly. Need is because all contacts, whether they are clear or coloured, are medical devices that are serious and potentially can hurt your eyes.

Common complications from wearing colourful contacts purchased at drug stores or beauty stores without a prescription include pain and discomfort in the eyes, red, puffy eyes, light sensitivity, vision loss, and more. Some wear coloured lenses for medical purposes like to cover up problems related to the eyes, like a scar or broken iris.

When getting lenses, you should get them fitted by a medical professional to make sure that they are comfortable and will give the proper visual improvement. Enhancement lenses help deepen the tones of your natural eye colour, as well as add definition to the edges of the iris.

Individuals with extremely dark eyes may benefit from lowering their IRI tone with Opaque Tints. For aesthetic reasons — unless you are looking for a Halloween costume — we do not recommend opaque colour lenses, which mask the colour of your actual eyes and create an unnatural appearance. An eye doctor can help you select coloured lenses best suited for your eyes, to ensure maximum comfort and minimum risks.