Contact lenses aren't just for seeing better. They're for
looking better too. In fact, some people who don't even need vision
correction wear tinted contact lenses as a way to change their look.
Are you having trouble choosing the right contact lens color?
Well today's tinted lenses allow you to enhance your natural
eye color -- making the blue bluer or the green greener -- or change
it altogether. There are four types of colored contact lenses: visibility
tints, enhancement tints, opaque color tints and light-filtering
tints to help you choose the best contact lens color.
These are usually tinted a light blue or green. The tint does not
affect eye color however; it's to help people see their lenses better
in case they misplace or drop them. After all, if you're playing
bingo or watching a film,
you might miss something important if you have to spend too long
looking for that missing lens!
Enhancement tints are solid yet translucent and are a darker than
visibility tints. As the name suggests, they're meant to enhance
existing eye color. These types of tints are ideal for people with
light colored eyes who wish to make their eye color more intense.
Opaque Color Tints
Opaque color tints are used to dramatically change a person's iris
color. These are deeper, opaque tints usually made of patterns of
solid colors. They are the perfect solution for those fed up with
their regular eye color, whether it be baby blues or "Betty
Davis" eyes. Opaque color tints come in a wide variety of colors,
including hazel, green, blue, violet and gray.
Color tints are also available for
theatrical, novelty or costume purposes.
Thinking about dressing up as an alien
or vampire this Halloween? Novelty lenses
can greatly enhance your costume.
These tints were developed only recently for sports use. They enhance
certain colors (such as optic yellow, the color of many tennis balls,
softballs and golf balls), while muting other colors. As a result,
the ball stands out against the background and is easier to hit.
These lenses can also be used by spectators of course. More are
being developed especially for golfers, trap-shooters, skiers, and
other sports enthusiasts.
With tinted lenses you accomplish two goals at once: Seeing better
and looking better.