Many girls told us they want to try coloured contact lenses, but just can’t decide what to go for? Natural brown? Striking white? Or some others? Daily disposable lenses or months? We know – there’s too much choice! Well, thankfully we’re here to help.
Firstly you need to consider something about that:
- How Picky Are You About The Sharpness Of Your Vision?
Rigid gas-permeable eye contact lenses (also called RGP or GP lenses) may take some getting used to at first, but they often provide sharper vision than soft contact lenses, especially if you have astigmatism.
If you try soft contacts and are disappointed with the clarity of your eyesight, consider switching to GP lenses.
- Are You Willing To Care For Your Contacts Properly?
Though disposable contacts have reduced the risk of some eye infections, daily lens care is still essential to keep your eyes healthy when wearing contact lenses.
If you prefer to avoid the task of cleaning and disinfecting your lenses each day, consider daily disposable lenses. With these "one-day" soft lenses, you simply discard the lenses after a single use and put on a new pair the next day.
Your contacts choice depends heavily on what situation you want them for. Are you after a natural long-lasting look or a one night pair of party lenses? Listed below are some reasons you might want lenses, and our suggestions for each...
- How Often Will You Wear Contacts?
Are you planning to wear contact lenses every day, or just on weekends or for special occasions?
Most people wear soft contact lenses, which usually can be worn comfortably either full-time or part-time. Rigid gas permeable contacts, on the other hand, must be worn on a consistent daily basis for them to be comfortable.
Decide on a lens duration. Though soft lenses are generally preferable for extended wear, they do not have the longevity that a rigid gas permeable lens has; however, there are some options as far as how long you can reuse a lens before it needs to be replaced.
Daily disposable lenses — These lenses will cost more money due to the frequency at which they are disposed of; however, changing your lenses on a daily basis carries the lowest risk of infection. These lenses are a good choice for people with dry eyes or are prone to allergies as deposits and allergens have less time to build up because you have a new lens each day.
Two weeks/monthly disposable lenses — These are slightly less expensive than daily disposables, and still help reduce the risk of infection by using new lenses every few weeks. Some disposable soft lenses can even be replaced every three months, though you should always defer to your optometrist's advice.
- Do You Want To Change Your Eye Color?
Color contact lenses are available to give you a new look. These specialty soft contact lenses can enhance your eye color or change it altogether, even if you have dark eyes.
Special-effect contact lenses (also called theatrical contact lenses or costume contacts) can dramatically change the appearance of your eyes. Theatrical contact lenses are especially popular at Halloween and also are available without corrective power if you don't need vision correction.
If you want a pair of coloured contacts you can wear on an everyday basis, it’s best to go for a natural colour. And luckily we’ve got a super extensive range of natural colours... Blue, green, brown, hazel... If you want people to think your natural eye colour is blue instead of brown, or hazel instead of green, we’ve got you covered. Some of our more extravagant lenses – like our UV ones, awesome as they are – might not be the best choice for a natural everyday look.
However, we also understand that some of you might be after a more ‘out there’ everyday look. And there’s no better way to stand out from the crowd than with a pair of our more exotic eye colour lenses. Purple, orange, white, yellow – going for one of these colours is great way to make an impact! And if you don’t want to sport a weird look every day, you could always buy some year long lenses and save them for weekends. We understand that everyone needs to get a bit a freaky sometimes!
Fancy Dress Parties
If you’ve got a party coming up, you might want to go all out crazy! Fancy dress definitely isn’t just for Halloween (Christmas and New Year’s Eve are coming up!), and whether you’re after a scary look, a weird one, a creepy one or a cute one, you’ll be able to find something in our range. Our selection of zombie lenses will give you a great undead look that’ll scare your friends to death, and our blind lenses will make you look really unnerving... If you’re looking for fancy dress party contact lenses you’ll certainly find something on our website. Just take a browse!
We also have a selection of lenses that’ll look great at non-fancy dress parties! If you’re planning on dancing the night away, you’ll love our UV lenses. They come in a variety of different colours, and are the perfect way to add a little something extra to an event. I mean, what’s cooler than lighting up the room with your eyes? We have an extensive range of one day disposable UV lenses, so you can simply pop them in before you go out and then get rid of them as soon as the night is over. Great, right?
Whether you’re a hardcore cosplayer or a casual one, you can definitely upgrade your look by pairing your costume with a set of our coloured contacts. We have a fantastic range of big eye anime lenses – an easy way to elevate your costume to the next level. Though obviously there’s more to cosplaying than anime, and so you can also take advantage of our vast range of natural colour lenses among others. Whether you’re dressing up as someone with natural green eyes or a wild-looking cat-girl, you’re sure to find something that suits your look for a good price!
When purchasing contact lenses, keep these tips in mind:
Don’t buy lenses out of broken box sets. Make sure the package is sealed properly.
Contact lenses are an excellent way to correct vision. And by taking a few necessary precautions, you can determine the contact lens type that’s best suited for your needs.
Hopefully, this guide has made choosing the perfect coloured contact lenses just a little bit easier. If you find a pair that compliments your look perfectly, be sure to send us a pic on Facebook or Instagram! We’d love to see you in them!