Contact lenses are already a convenient option for addressing a vision problem. Colored contacts allow you to also change the shade of your eyes — at least during the time you’re wearing them. However, you may not be sure how to choose the best color for your face. That’s why these local optometrists recommend keeping certain essential tips in mind.
Colored Contacts: How to Choose the Best Shade
Understand Your Options
Some people purchase colored contact lenses even though they don’t have any vision problems. There are contacts available which can change the color of your eyes without impacting your vision.
There are also different varieties to consider. Visibility tint contacts have a light blue or green tint, which may make them look colored. However, this tint actually just serves to make the contact easier to see for people who have trouble putting them in. There are also enhancement tints, which enhance your natural eye color. If you want to change your eye color, choose contacts with opaque tints.
Assess Your Skin Tone
Skin tone is the main factor to consider when choosing a shade of colored contacts. If you have a warm skin tone — especially if you also have blonde, yellow, or golden-brown hair — consider green, light brown, or hazel shades.
For people with cool, blue skin undertones, along with strawberry-blonde or salt-and-pepper hair, choose cooler shades. Icy blue colors, violet, and plum may be ideal.
Don’t Vary Too Significantly
For the most part, colored contacts that are the proper fit for your eyes will look natural. However, sometimes they can shift position slightly so that the colored portion doesn’t completely overlap with your pupil. When this happens, the natural color of your eyes will show. That’s why you shouldn’t choose a color that’s dramatically different from your natural eye shade. Doing so could result in a jarring effect when your pupil shows.
For more information, schedule an appointment at Reed Eye Associates, treating patients throughout the Western New York area. Contact them online or call (585) 409-2020 today.