This series goes over basic questions on colored contacts lenses. In this post, we’ll look at colored contacts for light eyes.
What are Enhancers?
When lens manufacturers talk about contact lenses for light eyes, they’re talking about enhancer lenses. It’s an important distinction because if you have blue, green or gray eyes, you still wear opaque lenses to change your eye color. However, enhancer lenses only work on light eyes. Eye color that is too dark shows very limited color change.
Enhancer lenses are translucent, meaning there’s color in the lens, but it’s see through, allowing the eye’s natural color to show. Some enhancers look like a doughnut and others like see-through colored disc.
Boost Your Natural Blue or Green Eyes
Enhancer lenses work great for boosting your natural color. If you have blue eyes, expect a more defined, vibrant blue. If you have green eyes, expect luminous sea green or aqua.
There’s not as much choice when it comes to enhancers as compared with opaques and usually the color range is between blue, green, aqua, and turquoise.
Here is Freshlook Dimensions in Sea Green:
The top brands by far in this category are Freshlook Dimensions, Acuvue 2 Colours Enhancers and Focus SoftColors.
At the moment there are no enhancer lenses designed for dark eyes.
Wearing Enhancer Lenses on Dark Eyes
I can say from experience that nothing much happens! The result can be a kind of muddied look. Depending on how dark your eyes are to start with, you may see some change, especially with the greens, but not really worth the money. If you have dark eyes, stick with opaque colored contacts.
The number one brand from CibaVision. Freshlook Dimensions for light eyes come in three pretty shades. Comes in box of six and costs around $32/box.
Base Curve 8.6, Diameter 14.5
More about Freshlook Dimensions and other Freshlook products
Acuvue 2 Colors Enhancers
Another two week disposable style lens. Based on the Acuvue 2 lens. Three colors for light eyes.
Base Curve 8.3, Diameter 14.0
More about Acuuve Enhancers for light eyes
Focus SoftColors are the only colored contacts that come as two-week disposables and monthly disposables. They only come as enhancers for light eyes, so if you have blue, green or gray eyes, you’re in luck!
Base Curve 8.8 & 8.4, Diameter 14.0
More about Focus SoftColors
Here is Focus Softcolors in Evergreen:
What Do You Think?
What are your experiences with any of the above colored contacts for light eyes? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below and let us know.
Don’t forget to check out more lenses and color guides for blue, green, gray, amber lenses at ColorMeContacts.com.
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