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Free Trial Colored Contacts: Check out the Change!

Updated on August 30, 2013

Look closely at the above photo. That's me. See how bright blue my eyes are? Believe it or not, my eyes are naturally very dark brown. No, the pic was not photo shopped. I'm wearing blue contacts! I found them online!

Many people these days like the idea of being able to change their eye color at will. Why? Because we can! In addition to my blue contact lenses, I also have green lenses, aqua lenses, and turquoise lenses. I'm thinking about trying a pair of light gray next.

You can find all kinds of colors when it comes to contacts: light blue, baby blue, sapphire blue, emerald green, sea green, jade green, light gray, dark gray, violet, aqua blue, aqua, honey, hazel, and brown. There are also contacts that blend two or more colors in the same lens, along with dramatic contacts like cat eyes, stripes, whiteout, and zombie eyes for theatrical effects. And while you can't get a free trial pair from theatrical contact sites, they do have some amazing colors and even patterns for special effects.

I learned quickly that all colored contacts are not created equal. Some brands that call themselves opaque do not work well with brown eyes, even though the manufacturer might claim they do. There's nothing like buying a pair of colored contacts and getting all excited about trying them on and looking into the mirror, only to discover there's virtually no change in your eye color. How disappointing!

To avoid such an experience, try before you buy. Most eye doctors and vision centers sell contacts, and many will give you a pair of planos to take home with you for free to decide if you like them. "Plano" means they do not have a prescription - they are plain colored lenses. You will get a chance to see if they actually change your eye color, however, before plopping down the dough for a prescription pair.

Many online sites that sell contact lenses have free trial offers. Most limit the number of contacts you can "try out," but, of course, you could try several different companies, getting a different color from each until you fall in love with one. After choosing a brand and a color, you can then purchase the ones with an actual prescription.

Some online contacts sites even allow you to try different colors virtually. you can upload a photo of yourself and "try on" different shades to see which one looks best. On some other online contact lenses sites, you can select a model with your natural coloring and hair shade and "try" the different lens colors on her. This will give you an idea of what you'll look like with blue, green, gray, aqua, or violet eyes.

You'll need your prescription or your eye doctor's contact information to get the free trial pair, even though most of the time you'll receive a pair of planos. Most colored contact lenses come in only one diameter and curve, so you won't have a choice there.

Make sure you read the fine print concerning the free trial contacts. Don't commit to purchasing a pair of prescription lenses until you've tried out several different brands and colors. Make sure the contacts create the color change you're looking for and that the clarity is good. Also, make sure the contacts are comfortable on your eyes.

If you're "into" colored contact lenses, you'll have a blast shopping online for colored contacts. The possibilities are practically endless!

I made my brown eyes blue!
I made my brown eyes blue!

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      Mellyz 7 years ago

      OMG!! that looks sooo awesome!

      u knw where i can get a free

      trial??

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Did you check the links on this page?

      I love being able to change my eye color to match my mood!

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      eyewearspy 7 years ago

      Those are really blue! The dr's note is required just to clear up that you can safely wear contacts. In most eye doctors offices they will let you try on a couple of pairs without the coupons as well. The coupons are really from the lens companies to get you to try on their lenses but are not really necessary. Since they provide free trails to the office anyway.

      Great Hub and thanks for sharing that awesome picture.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by! One office I went to offered free trials, but one didn't. That was several years ago, however, so maybe now they all offer freebies!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Another interesting hub. I am too chicken to try this, I don't even have pierced ears. Well anyway I don't really wear glasses, so that's a moot point. Anyway this is a good hub.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, FF. You should try 'em!

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      tracy 7 years ago

      that's the exact color blue i want for my eyes where did you purchase them and what name brand are they

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I sent you an email, Tracy.

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      Rachelle !  7 years ago

      I think you look FABULOUS ! That's absolutley the look people try to get out of colored contacts, ugh I'm so jealous !

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! Thanks so much, Rachelle!

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      pierina 6 years ago

      it looks cool

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Pierina, Thanks!

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      shay 6 years ago

      were did u get them

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      somewhere online, Shay. Sorry, can't remember where, exactly, because I've ordered so many pairs!

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      ashlee 6 years ago

      loVE the eyes..tried clicking on the free trial link and it just directs me back to this page..

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Ashlee, I am sooo sorry! Apparently, the link is broken.

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      Eileen Kersey 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Your eyes look a bit scary Hollee :) I might have to give it a go though. Fancy violet myself

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      It's fun, Ethel!

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      RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

      What a cool article! I've considered colored contacts, because my own eye color is so bland. Just kind of "eye colored" with no particular jazz to them. But I never knew you could get a free trial! This is really good info for someone like me who isn't sure about taking the big step into colored contacts! Thanks a whole bunch!

      P.S. Your blues look fantastic!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Run! Colored contacts are so much fun!

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      smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web

      great hub and full of useful information. colored contacts are fun and there are some colors that you think you wouldn't try, but be bold. i have extremely dark brown eyes and tried purple. they were wonderful and beautiful. i didn't get the purple look but a color which was a combination of the brown and purple that was kind of neat. i was going to a Minnesota Vikings game whose colors happened to be purple and wanted to go all out purple.

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      santice 5 years ago

      i have always wanted some contacts but i cant afford to pay for them

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      Tory 5 years ago

      I WANT FREE CONTACTS!

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      mmmmommy 5 years ago

      habee what kind of contacts are them

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      melanie 5 years ago

      I want a free pair of colored contatacts evilkitty81@aol.com

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      Billie 4 years ago

      What brand and color I want those

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      Alvin 4 years ago

      I don't see the link. Please give t again.

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