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How to Choose Non-prescription Colored Lenses

How to Choose Non-prescription Colored Lenses

Thinking of changing up your look? From dyeing your hair to tanning your skin, there are numerous ways to alter your appearance. Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lenses are a great choice for those who want to draw attention to their eyes in a subtle way. 

Read our guide on how to choose non-prescription contact lenses to discover how you can use them to temporarily transform your eye color without causing any damage to your eyes. We will also discuss the different types of colored lenses and tips on how to use them. 

What are Non-Prescription Colored Lenses?

Non-prescription contact lenses do not offer any vision correction whatsoever. They are meant exclusively for enhancing eye color. Despite this, you need to ensure that your non-prescription lenses fit your eye shape to prevent infections or scratches on your cornea. 

Although these are non-prescription lenses, it is a good idea to talk to your eye doctor before purchasing colored lenses. All the typical care instructions for contact lenses apply to non-prescription lenses. Make sure to handle your contact lenses with clean hands and always clean and store your extended wear lenses in contact lens solution after use. 

Types of Colored Contact Lenses

Non-prescription colored contact lenses are not all the same. There are different kinds of lenses and it is important to choose lenses that fit your lifestyle and are convenient for you to use. 

Types of Colored Contact Lenses Based on Tint:

Enhancement Tint 

Contact lenses with enhancement tints are translucent and are used for enhancing the natural eye color. Your natural eye color will partially show through these lenses. Since they don’t fully change the color of your eyes, these lenses are ideal for individuals who have a light eye color and want to intensify the color. 

Opaque Tint 

Contact lenses with this tint are opaque and mask your natural eye color completely. If you have dark colored eyes, this is a great option to completely transform the color of your eyes.

Types of Colored Contact Lenses Based on Duration of Wear:

Daily Disposable Lenses

Daily disposable lenses are meant only for a single day of use. These lenses need to be disposed of after each use and are therefore a more convenient option for those who have a busy lifestyle.  

Extended-Wear Lenses

Extended-wear lenses can be worn for extended periods of time. This category includes monthly lenses or quarterly lenses that need to be replaced every 3 months. Extended wear lenses require more care and need to be cleaned with contact lens solution after each use.      

How Do Non-Prescription Colored Lenses Differ from Prescription Lenses?

Non-prescription contact lenses do not offer any vision correction, like the name suggests. These lenses are used only for cosmetic purposes. On the other hand, prescription lenses are used for correcting vision problems like astigmatism or presbyopia. We offer both prescription and non-prescription colored contact lenses. Our recommendation for a prescription colored lens would be Acuvue Define, the perfect lenses for a subtle color boost. We recommend the Bella Color Contact Lenses as a good option for those looking for non-medical colored lenses. 

How to Choose Good Quality Non-Prescription Colored Lenses

Non-prescription colored contact lenses are perfectly safe to use. However, it is important to purchase your lenses from a reputable brand. We offer a number of popular brands like Freshlook, Bella, Anesthesia and more! Using colored lenses from a trustworthy brand can help you prevent problems like corneal scratches, infections and conjunctivitis among others. 

Factors that Can Affect How Colored Contact Lenses Look on Your Eyes

When it comes to color, a number of factors can affect the way the contacts look. It is not a big surprise that certain colors stand out more than others on light or dark skin tones. Given below are some common factors that affect the way your contacts look.

Skin Tone and Hair Color 

Skin tones range from warm to cool and some eye colors pop out more than others on dark or light skin tones. Hair color can also greatly affect the way your contacts look. If you are looking for a subtle look, a complementary color would be a good choice whereas if you are going for an intense look, it may be a good idea to pick a contrasting color. Keep this in mind so that you can coordinate your look flawlessly. 

Natural Eye Color

Your natural eye color affects the way the colored lenses look on you. If you have really dark eyes, you may want to opt for lighter or more opaque shades in order to make the color stand out. 


Just as your natural eye color appears lighter or darker due to lighting conditions, the lens color can also appear to vary depending on the indoor or outdoor lighting conditions. 

Non-prescription colored lenses are a great choice for those who want to transform their eye color without affecting their vision. When considering the right colored lenses for you, it is important to consider factors like your skin tone, hair color and natural eye color. Shop a range of exciting colors on adasat.com.