Halloween is tomorrow and it’s time for people to change their appearance.
Many people have already chosen to change the appearance of their eye color by wearing colored or tinted contact lenses.
There have been many generations of tinted contacts through the years with each new designed made to be more natural looking.
The newest design in tinted contact lens is the Air Optix Colored lenses. They’ve really done a great job of blending the peripheral color of the iris to the dark pupil in the center of the iris.
The designers have also had to be careful not to make the area in the center of the contact lens too small or people will not be able to see out of them clearly.
Early tinted contact lenses only changed light colored eyes to different shades of blue, green and aqua.
Eventually, opaque lenses were made to help change the appearance of brown-eyed people. These lenses tended to be thicker, less comfortable and a little more blurry. Advances in technology have really made them more comfortable with clearer vision.
These types of contacts are not recommended for athletic use because they can decrease contrast sensitivity (depth perception) and can even decrease peripheral vision if not seated perfectly in front of the pupil.
Amber or yellow contact lenses have been used in the past to help improve vision in very bright situations, but the availability of those types of lenses have fluctuated through the years.
I hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween!
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