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What are the best coloured contact lenses for brown eyes or dark eyes?

Posted by techmatters 12/08/2019 0 Comment(s) Coloured Contact Lenses,

Contact lenses have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many people wearing them for cosmetic reasons. You can change your eye colour based on your outfit, mood, makeup, or plans. Coloured contact lenses can help to create a subtle, confident and elegant look. However, there are many crazy designs available too, whether you're looking to wear them for Halloween or a special occasion.

How coloured contact lenses change the colour of your eyes

Coloured contact lenses are designed to cover the iris, slightly tinting your eye colour or changing it entirely, depending on the lenses you choose. There are even contact lenses which come in very exotic colours, and such lenses ensure that you stand out wherever you are. However, if you're looking for a more subtle change, you can choose the colour by considering various factors, such as your hair colour and skin tone. 

Types of coloured contacts

The iris contains a number of colourful shapes and lines, so coloured contacts feature a series of tiny coloured dots and well-arranged lines and shapes to help the lenses look more natural on the eye. There are various types of coloured contact lenses, but the two main ones are opaque and enhancer. Let's take a closer look at these below.

Opaque tints

This is a non-transparent tint that changes your eye colour entirely. If you have dark or brown eyes, you'll need this type of lens. 

These lenses have a clear zone in the centre, which ensures no light is prevented from entering your eye through your pupil. If this zone is not the same size as your pupil or isn't perfectly centred, the contacts will not give you the natural look you desire. 

Opaque tints are available in a wide variety of colours, including green, hazel, blue, brown and grey. Check out the Air Optix Colors non-prescription lenses in 12 stunning shades, which also provide outstanding comfort thanks to their state-of-the-art silicone hydrogel material. 

Enhancement tints

Unlike opaque tints, which are non-transparent, enhancement tints are solid but translucent (see-through). As such, they enhance the natural colour of your eyes rather than changing it completely. Coloured contacts with this type of tint are more suitable for people who have light-coloured eyes, as it makes their eye colour more vibrant. 

The ideal option for brown or dark eyes

Opaque tints are more suitable for people with brown or dark eyes since they completely cover the iris. With this type of contact lens, you can achieve a completely different eye colour. For a natural-looking change, try a hazel coloured or lighter honey brown lens. If you're feeling confident, opt for contact lenses in more vivid colours, like those in the ColourVUE Big Eyes non-prescription range. 

Note: enhancement lenses will not have the same effect when worn by a person with dark eyes, since they are better suited to people with green or blue eyes. However, in some cases, enhancement tints can work on people with brown coloured eyes, but your original colour must not be too dark. In this situation, enhancement lenses will simply make your brown or black iris more striking.

Now that you know the ideal contact lenses for people with brown or black eyes, you can make a more informed decision. If you need any help with your contact lenses, get in contact with us at eContactLenses - we are more than happy to help you find the right coloured contact lenses for your needs

For first time buyers - we always recommend having the lenses properly fitted by an optometrist before purchasing, even if the contact lenses are non-prescription (plano).