Get Freshlook contacts for a vibrant color and a new look.
Freshlook contacts, made by Ciba Vision, are a vibrant range of colored contact lenses. They come in a range of fantastic colors suitable for dark and light eyes.
In the past, many colored contacts used to give a very false appearance and it was obvious someone was wearing colored lenses. But Freshlook Colorblends contacts use a special 3-in-1 technology that blends three different colors to give a more natural look.
Freshlook Color Contacts
Freshlook color contacts come in a variety of both colors and lens types including toric colored contact lenses for those with astigmatism and even a daily disposable soft colored lens, the first available in the US.
Besides trying to decide which color to choose, there are several different sub-brands within the Freshlook contacts range making your choice more difficult, so I've pulled together a quick guide below to help you see what is available:
Freshlook Colorblends - Available in 12 different colors for a natural color change with patented 3-in-1 techology. Suitable for light and dark eyes with a base curve of 8.6 and a diameter of 14.5. Popular colors include blue, green, gray and brown but there are also innovative colors like amethyst and sapphire. Also available as a Toric lens but in 4 colors only - gray, blue, green and hazel.
Freshlook Dimensions - These are color enhancing lenses so only suit people with light-colored eyes and come in aqua, blue and sea-green. Same BC and diameter as the Colorblends lenses.
Freshlook One-Day - Daily disposable color lenses that come in 4 colors - gray, blue, green and hazel. Ideal for occasional use or those who just want to try colored lenses for a different look. At just $14.95 for a single box of 10 lenses, it's a good way to try cosmetic colored contacts.
I can't give you personal feedback on whether Freshlook's various lenses are comfortable as I've never tried them. Why? Because I once tried Focus Dailies, also made by Ciba Vision, and found them uncomfortable as the diameter was the wrong shape for my eye.
Compared to my Acuvue Hydraclear lenses which have a base curve of 8.7 and a diameter of 14.0, Freshlook Colorblends are the wrong size as they have a base curve of 8.6 (which would be fine) but a diameter of 14.6 ie. too big for me.
But I took a look at a few reviews on various websites like ACLens.com and while wearers love the natural color, many of them complain about dry eyes and a gritty feeling after only a few hours of wear. See the page on AC Lens for example reviews of Freshlook Colorblends contacts. Some reviewers say this is because the lenses are too wide.
However, the new daily disposable One-Day lenses in the Freshlook range come with a diameter of only 13.8 so these may suit you better.