contact lenses have become more and more popular
these days. The opportunity of colouring of contact lenses
has been opened at an early stage of history of contact
lenses. In 1888 Fick knew about potential cosmetic advantages
of contact lenses with an opaque zone of a pupil and iris.
Today coloured contacts
are used not only to change the color of eyes, but also
to follow a fashion and to mask eye defects.
Therapeutic and masking coloured lenses for treatment
and masking of defects of an eye has been created. They
can mask scars left by a trauma, scarring of a cornea
or congenital anomalies.
Many soft and rigid
contact lenses are slightly colored they could be
found easily. Special color lenses have been created to
help patients with pathologies of colour perception. Crazy
lenses and Wild
Eyes colour contact lenses with amusing figures like
cat eyes, hot red or white lenses are on sale as accessories
of a fashion or for theatrical performances.
Cosmetic coloured contact lenses can be:
1. Partially transparent
to enhance your eye colour
2. Opaque – to
change your natural colour completely
Enhancement coloured contacts
Partially transparent enhancement lenses allow to see
natural colour of your eyes. The effect of these lenses
depends on natural colour of your eyes and from colour
Partially transparent coloured contacts work best for
light eyes. Their effect on brown eyes would be minimal.
Transparent colour lenses are great to enhance your real
color. At the majority of translucent color lenses the
edge has no colour, and the aria of your pupil is also
not coloured. Most enhancement lenses like Acuvue 2 Colors
enhancers or Freshlook Radiance, however, also coloured
in the middle, which creates a more natural look. Acuvue
colored lens is also very comfortable. Light translucent
color lenses have minimal affect on your sight, you only
notice slight change in colour perception for a few minutes
after putting your lenses in.
Opaque colour contact lenses
colour lenses are intended for radical change of your
eye colour. These lenses replace iris as a surface of
reflection, and color of reflected light is defined by
applied dyes. Such lenses can be used for change of color
both light, and dark eyes.
Solid opaque colour would give your eye a dim unnatural
kind, that is why best colour contacts has a pattern imprinted
that simulates natural pattern of a human eye. This gives
them more natural appearance.
Brand name opaque coloured
lenses like Freshlook Colorblends or Acuvue 2 Colours
opaques employ great technology to create a natural look.
Not only the lens has imprinted pattern, but it is also
a blend of several shades of one colour, just like in
a real human eyes