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How to Pick the Right Shade for Colored Contacts August 20, 2018

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How to Pick the Right Shade for Colored Contacts, Greece, New York

When you’re interested in elevating your look or having more aesthetic versatility, colored contacts are an excellent way to make an impression. That being said, finding the right tone that compliments your appearance and yields the effect you’re looking for can take some time. If you’re ready to explore colored contacts as an alternative to clear contact lenses, here is a helpful guide.

3 Tips for Picking the Perfect Shade for Colored Contacts

1. Evaluate Your Features

Colored ContactBefore scheduling an eye exam, study your features — from your skin tone and hair color to the colors you tend to wear. Next, perform some online research and find eye color and skin tone combinations that you like. By understanding what shades compliment your appearance, you’ll be more likely to wear your colored contacts and feel confident with your selection.

2. Visit Your Optometrist

Even if you don’t intend on getting prescription colored contacts, you’ll have to visit an optometrist to discuss your desire for this product. This eye care professional can talk to you about color options, how to insert your new contacts, safety precautions to embrace, and — most importantly — what you can realistically expect from the product. If you have very dark brown eyes, for example, a blue colored contact may not show up the way you intend. Your optometrist can provide recommendations.

3. Test Your Options

After your initial consultation with an optometrist, ask for samples. By having the opportunity to try several colors, you’ll find one that suits you perfectly. The option you choose may surprise you based on how a colored contact blends with your existing eye color.


With six easy-to-find locations across the greater Rochester, NY, area, Reed Eye Associates has been the region’s one-stop-shop for excellent eye care since 1978. If you’re interested in colored contacts or a new pair of eyeglasses, schedule an eye exam today by calling one of the following locations: Batavia at (585) 409-2020, Irondequoit at (585) 544-6680, Newark at (315) 331-5721, Pittsford at (585) 249-8300, Greece at (585) 723-6070, or Sodus at (315) 483-8300. For more information on why locals can trust these friendly, highly trained optometrists for comprehensive vision needs, visit them online.

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