A Simple Guide To Colored Contact Lenses

If you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like wearing red cosplay contact lenses, are looking for a scary Halloween look, or want to make your eyes more striking, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to explain colored contact lenses and answer all your thoughts, questions, and fears about wearing them.

Why wear colored contact lenses?

The prime reason everyone loves colored contacts so much is they make your eyes stand out in the crowd. If you can change your hair color, nail color, and lip color to suit your tastes and style, why not change your eye color too? The best part? It’s perfectly safe to do so.

Colored lenses are not just for make-up artists, models, and actors; many men and women wear them for special occasions such as weddings or themed parties with friends. For example, blue or red contact lenses can change your look and mesmerize your eyes.

Are colored contact lenses safe?

It is important to note that colored contact lenses with FDA approval are safe to wear. Unfortunately, many providers do not meet strict safety regulations, and you should never buy from a source you can’t trust.

The FDA recommends that you must never buy lenses from:

  • street vendors
  • salons or beauty stores
  • Halloween stores
  • convenience stores
  • beach shops
  • boutiques
  • flea markets
  • novelty stores
  • Online sites that do not have FDA approval

How easy is it to put in the eye contact lens?

Wearing something in your eye may seem weird, especially if it’s your first time. But to your surprise, it’s effortless and will feel natural and lightweight once you’ve got the hang of it! Here’s a step-by-step guide to putting in Red cosplay contact lenses or any other colored lenses of your choice-

Step 1: Wash your hands first with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry them thoroughly.

Step 2: If you have a 30- or 90-day lens, carefully rinse it with eye contact lens solution to remove any trace of dust or dirt. If you have the one-time-use lens, take them out of the package directly.

Step 3: Place the contact lens on the tip of your index/first finger and check that it is the right way round.

Step 4: Hold the upper eyelid with the other hand so your eyes don’t blink.

Step 5: Pull down the lower eyelid using the other fingers of the hand you’re applying the contact lens.

Step 6: Look up and place the lens gently on the lower part of your eye.

Step 7: Slowly close the eyelid and keep your eyes closed for a few seconds.

Step 8: Blink a few more times to center the lens and repeat the process with the other eye. If you feel uncomfortable, remove the lens and see if there’s any damage or any dust/fluff that may be on it. If the contacts are damaged, discard them immediately. Or else, just rinse with more solution and reapply.

Important Tip: To avoid mixing up the eye contact lenses, always apply and remove the lens for your right eye first.

Now that you know how to wear colored lenses, choose your favorite red contact lenses, grey contacts, brown lenses, and much more from our store!

Can I wear colored contact lenses without a prescription for vision correction?

Yes, you can! Some contact lenses are non-prescription because you don’t need vision correction. Non-prescription lenses, also called piano formats (or power: 0.00), are designed for this purpose. However, you need to have approval from your eye care expert to wear contact lenses, even if you don’t require a vision correction. But from a safety point of view, it is always better to get prescribed.

Which colored contact lenses are best for me?

Choosing the best contact lens color and shade depends on many things including your eye color, skin tone, and the effect you’d like to create. If you’re looking for a character lenses with bright colors or striking Halloween look, these will suit pretty much everyone, but consider these factors for natural-colored lenses:

If you have lighter eyes (such as blue eyes, grey eyes, hazel eyes)

If your eye color is light blue, try with grey opaque lenses or green ones to give the eyes a subtle new effect. For a more striking look, choose lenses that aren’t normal for your complexion, like blue contacts for olive skin or brown contacts for pale skin and blonde hair.

If you have darker eyes (such as green and brown)

Wear hazel and lighter brown/green shades for a subtle and natural look. If you have a dark or olive skin tone, a lighter eye color will give a beautiful, striking effect for a sparkling look that will help you stand out.

Dark eyes are perfect for experimenting with vibrant colors like pink, purple, aqua, green, or Red contact lenses.

The Bottom Line

So there you have it the easiest way: the beginner’s guide to colored contact lenses. Do you have more questions that haven’t appeared here? Get in touch with us and ask your queries. Also, browse the extensive range of contact lenses today available at great prices only on Pupilness.