"A great way to give you a subtle or dramatic change is with colored contact lenses. Manufacturers currently make a wide range of different color contacts in both prescription and non-prescription form with colors available to make your eyes sizzle!"
There are four types of colored contact lenses; visibility tints, enhancement tints, opaque color tints and light filtering tints, each offering something a bit different.
Regardless if you will be purchasing color contacts for prescription or plano (non-prescription) form you will need to have a valid eye prescription. In United States it is law that you have a prescription for any contact lenses purchases, whether they are prescription or not. An eyecare practitioner can include any optometrists, ophthalmologist or even opticians (in some states). This is because it is necessary to achieve right shape, lens size and material for each individuals eyes.
Improperly fitted lenses can lead to serious eye problems and infection.
Once you have proper eye prescription you are free to purchase your colored discount contact lenses wherever you please. It is also important to have a yearly check up to ensure your lenses are still fitting properly and you prescription hasn't changed.
Four Different Tints:
Colored contact lenses are available in four different tints. The visibility tint usually has a light blue or green tint added to lens, for sole purpose of helping you to better see lenses during insertion and removal. The tint also aids in seeing if they are dropped, because tint is so light they do not affect eye color. The enhancement tints are a solid (yet translucent) tint that is not much darker than visibility tint but does affect wearer's eye color. As name implies lenses enhance existing color of eyes. The enhancement tints are a nice yet subtle change for those just wanting to add a bit of intensity to their eye color.
Color tints are a deeper, opaque tint allowing wearer to dramatically change their eye color. For anyone wanting a completely new look these are color contacts to choose. Some of lovely tints available come in colors such as; blue, gray, true sapphire, green, turquoise, Caribbean aqua, sea green and pacific blue to name a few. The various tints are usually made up with a series of colorful shapes, lines or dots to mimic look of natural eye.
Special Effects Contact Lenses:
Costume and theatrical lenses also fall into same category of opaque color contacts. These special effect lenses are available in prescription and non-prescription form. The lenses are an excellent choice for any theatrical production, television or advertising needs, and for most people a great addition to any Halloween costume. The special effect contact lenses come in exciting designs like jaguar, cat eye, alien zebra, blackout (changing eye color to black), white-out (changing eye color to white), red hot, bloodshot and wolf designs. The special effect contact lenses are just as safe as your regular contact lenses provided they are cared for in same way. Check with your eyecare practitioner for proper cleaning regimen, and remember to never share your lenses.