Essential facts about non prescription colored contacts, where to buy them online and which brands are most comfortable.
Are you looking for color contact lenses that don't have any corrective power?
Do you want to completely change the shade of your eyes for a very different look? Or do you just want to make your natural eye color look brighter for added sex appeal?
Read on for key facts about colored contact lenses that don't require a prescription.
Changing the natural color of your eyes has never been easier with the use of non corrective color contacts. They can be worn by ANYONE, regardless of whether you need to wear contact lenses to actually correct your vision.
Commonly referred to as non prescription color contacts, they are highly popular due to heavy usage by celebrities like Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton. Many people also simply want to have come-to-bed eyes, like those shimmering blue eyes sported by hunky actors like Daniel Craig.
All that non prescription means is that the prescriptive power of the contact lens is ZERO, otherwise known as a PLANO contact lens.
You STILL need to have your eyes tested for contact lens suitability and, more importantly, your optician needs to FIT your lenses.
WHY? Well if you look at the popular non-prescription colored contacts below, you will see that they come in different sizes (denoted by the relevant diameter or width of the lens). So if you don't have them fitted first, you'll have no idea which lens is best for your eye shape!
In other words, while you don't need an actual prescription to correct your eyesight, you DO need a prescription to tell you the ideal diameter and base curve that is best suited to your eye shape. See this page on how to read a contact lens prescription which will hopefully clarify your base curves from your diameters!
If you're looking to buy color contacts with no prescription, soft disposable lenses are the best choice if you're a first time wearer as they will be the most comfortable option.
The following brands are the most popular soft disposable colored contact lenses currently available:
Freshlook Colorblends come in 12 different shades including turquoise and hazel and are a monthly disposable lens. They are wider in diameter at 14.5 than some lenses, so they do not suit everyone, but they are nonetheless popular due to the wide range of colors.
Dailies Colors are currently the only daily disposable colored contact lenses available. They are the best option for first time color contact lens wearers and also great for those used to wearing daily disposable lenses rather than monthlies. They cost $32.99 for a box of 30 lenses.
While 1-day disposable colored contacts are expensive, Dailies Colors are also available to buy in a value for money 90-pack for $68.99.
Air Optix Colors
6-pack $89.99, also available as 2-pack @ $34.99
Air Optix Colors are suitable for people with either light or dark colored eyes and are available in 12 different shades from blue through to green, hazel and amethyst.
They are a monthly disposable colored contact lens and are very comfortable as the unique 3 in 1 color technology provides excellent breathability through an advanced combination of oxygen and moisture for a healthy, natural feeling.