Coloured contact lenses are widely used to enhance the cosmetic appearance. You can change your eye color by wearing coloured contact lens. Even though these are for cosmetic apperance, coloured contact lenses with power are also available. These coloured contact lenses with power give you the look you want as well take care of your eyesight power. If you are sure of your eye power and the colour that you want, these lenses can even be ordered online. However, if you are not sure of the colour or the power we would highly recommend getting an ophthalmologist check up to confirm the eye power before buying the lenses. You would also get a better idea of the available colours.
You may be aware that these days most contact lenses are disposable. For coloured lenses there are daily disposable and monthly disposable lenses.
One day lenses are ideal for those with sensitive eyes and those who only wear contact lenses occasionaly. Daily contact lenses are popular because they are better for the eyes and more convenient as they do not require cleaning and zero maintenance.
If you wear contact lenses every day and you don’t want to dispose of a pair after every use, monthly contact lenses could be the best solution. These are affordable and reusable and can be cleaned every night with contact lens solutions. Various monthly disposable contact lenses are available in India.
These yearly coloured lenses can be used for a year. Of course these can be disposed off a few months earlier also. The disadvantage is these lenses cannot be used for longer periods of time in a day unlike the daily and monthly disposable lenses.
There are a few companies that are well know for coloured contact lenses.
Freshlook contact lenses are maufactured by Alcon. Alcon is a very large company in the ophthalmology speciality. These lenses are very popular for their coloured contact lenses.
Amongst all the available colours following 4 colours are the most popular
As you may have seen from the charts above there are more colours available but these 4 are the most popular. One reason they may be popular amongst the Indian population is the skin tone of indian population and how these lenses go well with our skin tone.
Usually when we talk about the regular or non coloured contact lenses there is an option of a contact lens trial. Contact lens trial is when the company provides a pair of contact lenses of the desired power so that the patient can try them on for testing their vision and comfort before actually going ahead and buying the lenses.
Unfortunately, trials are not offered by companies for coloured contact lenses. They only sell boxes. Thus when you want to buy coloured contact lenses it is important that you are very sure of the colour you want.
Eye Solutions arranges trials for you if you would be interested in trying coloured contact lenses. You would try and different colours at a very nominal cost and that may help you decide which lens looks best on you.
We have a blog article which talks about the types of coloured contact lenses best suited for Indian skin tones.
The cost of coloured contact lenses varies from company to company and depends on the power of your eyes. Here are the costs
Daily Disposable lenses - 10 lenses per box (5 pairs) - Rs 900 (for both Bausch and Lomb and Alcon)
Monthly Disposable lenses