Coloured Lens Advice
How do I know which coloured lenses to buy?
Before buying coloured contact lenses, you should always consult your optician. Some online retailers claim to sell non-prescription coloured contact lenses, but buying coloured contacts without a prescription can damage your eyesight.
On your prescription, you will have information such as the base curve (BC) and diameter. You should only buy coloured contact lenses that match the base curve and diameter in your prescription; otherwise consult with your optician.
I have dark eyes. Which coloured contact lenses would work best with my eye colour?
If you have dark eyes, the most suitable lenses are opaque contact lenses. Opaque lenses use deeper colours to provide a more complete change to your eye colour, which can transform dark brown eyes to a blue colour. These lenses are generally the best at creating a dramatic change in eye colour.
If you only want to create a subtle alternation in your eye colour, there are numerous colours from which to choose. Opaque lenses are available in various shades of blue, green, brown, grey and other alternative colours. If you are unsure of whether the lenses are opaque, check the product description. This will state whether they are opaque or colour enhancers (which are designed for people with light eyes).
I have light eyes. Which coloured contacts are best for me?
There are two types of coloured contact lenses designed for people with light eyes: opaque contact lenses and colour enhancers. Opaque lenses use deep colours for a complete change of eye colour, allowing a person with light eyes to try a number of different colours, including dark eyes. For a dramatic change, opaque lenses offer the best solution.
For a more subtle change to your natural eye colour you can also buy colour enhancers, which are designed specifically for people with light eyes. These emphasise your natural eye colour with a subtle change, to create a more intense appearance.
Do you sell natural coloured contact lenses?
Lenstore.co.uk stocks top brand coloured contacts, which are designed to provide the most natural appearance. Many of the coloured lenses use colour patterns to make them look as natural as possible on the eye.
How these lenses appear on the eye will vary from individual to individual, as everyone's eye colour is different, which means that experience is the best way to find out which lenses you prefer.
I don't need vision correction. Can I buy non-prescription coloured contact lenses from Lenstore?
If you do not need contact lenses for the purpose of correcting your vision, you can buy coloured contact lenses for cosmetic purposes only, with no power. You can select non-corrective lenses by choosing power zero (also known as plano) on the product page.
Before wearing coloured contact lenses, you should first consult with an optician and obtain a prescription. This is to ensure that you know which coloured lenses you should wear. This prescription will contain the brand and specifications of your lenses, enabling a much more comfortable wearing experience.
Do you sell prescription coloured contact lenses?
Yes. All of the coloured contact lenses sold by Lenstore.co.uk can be bought with a prescription. Once you have found your brand of contact lenses, go to the product page, where you can insert your prescription details for your lenses.
Our range of prescription coloured contact lenses include Freshlook, CooperVision Expressions and Soflens Natural Colors.
How long do coloured contact lenses last?
Most of the coloured contact lenses stocked by Lenstore.co.uk are monthly contact lenses. These can be worn for up to one month. During this time they should be taken out every night, cleaned, and stored in clean solution. You should stick to the schedule which your optician has recommended and stop using your lenses if they become irritating or if you start experiencing persistent discomfort.
Lenstore.co.uk also sells daily coloured contact lenses, where a new pair of lenses is worn each day. These can provide convenience to the contact lens wearer, with no need for cleaning or storing at the end of the day. All you have to do is take them out after a single use and throw them away.
How do I care for my contact lenses?
If you wear coloured lenses for monthly use, you should buy contact lens solution and a contact lens case for cleaning and storing your lenses.
After each use, you should wash your hands and clean the coloured lens with solution, and then store the lens in a contact lens case with fresh solution. This helps to ensure you get the maximum use of your lenses by removing bacteria and debris which will otherwise build up over time.
If you wear daily lenses, never use them more than once as they are designed specifically for being worn once.
Key points to remember:
- Always wash your hands before handling your lenses.
- Clean and store your coloured lenses in solution after every use.
- Do not use for longer than the recommended period.
- Never share your contact lenses.
- If you choose to wear daily coloured lenses, only use them once, and
then throw them away.
- If you experience any persistent problems with your lenses, consult with an optician.
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