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Colored Contact Lenses For Dark Eyes

Updated on November 21, 2012

Thinking about how fun it would be to change your dark brown eyes to a different color? This is possible with a variety of color contacts that you can buy now. And they come with or without a corrective perscription.

Imagine going to a party and your friends know something is different about your look, but they are not exactly sure. Is it your clothes, your hair, new jewelry? Then they are totally floored once they realize you've change your eye color.

And changing your eye color is much easier than changing your hair color. You just need to pop in a set of color contacts and presto chango you have a new eye color.

Acuvue deep blue lens
Acuvue deep blue lens

What Are The Top 3 Color Contacts For Brown Eyes?

Blue: This color is made famous by Paris Hilton, who turns her brown eyes blue using contact lenses. The trend for pretty baby blue eyes shows no sign of slowing down and the color is sought after by both men and women. The following opaque colored contacts will do the job: Freshlook Colorblends Blue, Acuvue Colors Deep Blue, and new Triple Tone Sky Blue from Turtle Contacts

Green: This is a color that looks pretty on just about every skin tone. There are loads of greens, and depending on how much drama you're going for you can go very intense emerald, or a more earthy natural shade. Here are some of the more popular greens: Acuvue Colors Jade Green and Clearly Colors Green Envy (for eyes that really pop)

Grey: Lady Gaga does this color best, although in her Bad Romance video, her eyes where computer enhanced--she wasn't even wearing contacts! If you are into anime, grey is for you! Like green, grey contact lenses look great on everybody so they are also a good bet if you are having a hard time deciding. Give these brands a try: Freshlook Colorblends Sterling Grey or Freshlook Colorblends Grey. Also Triple Tone Grey from Turtle Contacts is fast becoming a fan favorite.

Eye Exam Chart
Eye Exam Chart

Correcting Your Eyes Or Not!

Just like clear contacts you can purchase color contacts for dark eyes that correct your vision. For this you will need a prescription from an eye doctor. Unless you have a medical reason you will not want to purchase clear contacts without correcting your vision. With color contacts this is a different story.

Color contacts can be worn as an accessory. You can give yourself the color of eyes you've always dreamed about. You can match your eye to your wardrobe and you can even get special contacts to make your eyes look freaky or look like a vampire from twilight.

For these reasons you can purchase color contacts with no correction, but you still need a prescription. In this case your prescription will have zero power.

Girl wearing violet colored contacts
Girl wearing violet colored contacts

Where To Purchase Color Contacts?

Most optometrist that sell clear contacts will usually carry some colored contacts. You can also purchase colored contacts from most stores that sell clear contacts. Just remember to bring along your eye prescription when you go shopping. You can also purchase colored contact lenses online.

Online stores have a wide selection of lenses available and many will ship overnight. From blue, green and grey that go well with dark eyes to other colors and special effects lenses. If you are interesting in looking at what is available online, I recommend you look check out contacts for dark brown eyes.

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Gotta Have A Poll

Everyone has their own reason to change their eye color. It might be for fun, accessorize your eyes or add the finishing touch to your costume. What's your reason...

What is the top reason why you want to wear color contacts?

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Color Contact Lens FAQ

Can you get color contacts with different prescription powers like clear contacts?

Yes, you can usually order color contacts to match your prescription.

Can I get color contacts with no prescription power?

Yes, this is called non-prescription or plano lenses.

Do I need a prescription to purchase color contacts?

If you live in the US you need a prescription from your optometrist to purchase color contacts. Even if you have perfect eyesight you need to provide a prescription.

How do I take care of my color contacts?

You care for them the same way you care for clear contacts. Make sure they are clean before you wear them and stored in a proper lens case with contact lens solution.

Are they safe to wear?

Color contact lenses are safe to wear if you follow a few guidelines: get a prescription from your eye doctor, keep them clean, purchase quality contacts and don't wear them passed their expiry date or longer than you should.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      @LouisaDembul: Thanks for your comment. I agree, it's a lot of fun to try different colored lenses and change up your look.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      My friend is always playing with different colored contact lenses, and I have to say that the result is great!

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      @anonymous: That's a great idea. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would rather have shades that match with my skin tone.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Yes, it is very easy to change your eye color. Great if you want to change your look or if you want to add something extra to your costume.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting lens. I never realised you could change your eye colouring so easy.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      @firas_ad: Thanks and very easy to make a change.

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      firas_ad 6 years ago

      Cool way to color dark eyes !.