Choosing colored contact lenses

Contact lenses are popular for many reasons. People find them more comfortable compared to eyeglasses. They are more fashionable, too. Contact lenses, especially the colored ones, can make you look different.

Colored contacts have varying effects on people, and a great deal of this depends on the pattern features - like opacity, tonality, size and presence or black of a limbal ring. Additionally, the wearer's own skin color and hair color can greatly affect how much the contacts stand out (or blend in).

What Are the Different Types of Colored Contacts?

First of all, according to your vision requirements, you could choose between:

  • Non-corrective if you don’t require any vision correction and you want to wear contacts of colors for aesthetic purposes only
  • Prescription colored contacts if you need vision correction and want to try new eye tints!

 

Choose Colored Contacts That Match Your Skin Tone

When choosing colored contact lenses, it's important to assess how they look on your eyes. They should be essentially invisible, but outstanding enough to give you the most natural appearance.

It's necessary for the contacts to move during blinking. But if the lenses move too much, they'll create a not-so-natural appearance. Also, if the colored parts of the lenses don't superimpose nicely over your irises, your eyes won't look natural.

Cool Skin Tone

Do you have cool-toned skin? Then you'll look good with grey, purple or blue contacts, as they'll complement your undertones. Generally, it's recommended for people with this skin tone to go for brightly colored lens colors like turquoise, amethyst and aqua.

Neutral Skin Tone

Neutral-toned skin ranges from a light brown to a light olive complexion. If you have this skin tone, then you can wear any color you like! People with this skin tone can rock a wide range of color choices from brown, honey and hazel, to grey, green and violet.

Warm Skin Tone

If you have warm skin tone, the best colored contacts for your eyes should have highlights of honey, hazel, brown or light blue. These colors will provide a great contrast with your skin tone.

We advise that you choose the colors that complement your specific skin tone

 

Choosing Colored Contacts That Match Your Hair Color:

If you have brown hair, then go for brown or hazel contact lenses. Different shades of brown work well together to bring out a natural and effective look. If you want to go for a drastic look, then blue will do the trick!

The best colored contacts to match any shade of red hair are green. Bright green contacts are more suited for deep shades of red hair, while darker green tones go well with lighter red hair. You can also consider blue contacts if you don't want to go with the typical green.

Blonde hair not only suits a wide range of eye colors, but also makes your eye shades look even more radiant. For best results, however, consider blue, green or violet lenses.

Just like blonde hair, black hair pairs well with all eye colors. From lighter shades of green to darker shades of brown, they'll all look fantastic with black hair.

In our store we offer a wide variety of Bella collections that you can choose from, Elite, Diamond and Glow collections offering different features and a diverse colors for your contact lenses.

Caring for Color Contact Lenses

Around 30 million people in Egypt wear contact lenses. They have a greater risk of developing eye infections than people who don’t wear contacts. The risk comes from poor contact lens hygiene and failure in following safety guidelines. So are you guilty of any of the following bad behaviors?

Wearing Lenses for Longer Than Recommended

You should never wear your lenses for longer than one day unless they’re specifically designed for overnight wear. You should also never wear them for longer than their recommended wear time. With our Bella Color lenses you can find both Daily, 3 months options.

Sharing Contact Lenses

Yes, it seems unlikely, but some people share color contact lenses. Or at least try each other’s on for size. Sharing contact lenses shares harmful bacteria. Don’t ever put someone else's contacts in your eyes! 

Ignoring Eye Irritation

If a contact lens is irritating your eye or causing any disturbances in your vision, take it out immediately. Visit your optometrist to ensure there's no damage. Also, take their advice before trying contacts again.

Failing to Clean and Store Lenses Properly

You should only clean your contact lenses with lens solution. Do this before you put them in and after you take them out. Handle your lenses with clean hands and store them in a disinfected lens case overnight.

 

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