Friday, March 20, 2009

What Color Contacts Should I Get?

One of the most fun ways to change your appearance is by altering or enhancing the color of your eyes with color contact lenses. But the hardest part of choosing your first pair of color contacts is picking out the best color that's right for you.

The best place to begin is inside your very own wardrobe. What would be the best colored clothing for your unique appearance? What are the colors that you usually wear? Which colors tend to bring you the most praise from others?

Once you know the answers to all these questions, you should be able to easily determine which contact lens colors will look the best with your eyes.

Another thing to take into consideration is your unique hair and skin colors. Since there are specific eyeglass frame colors that match your hair and skin while others do not, you can expect the same thing from color contact lenses.

As a rule:

* If you are a person who has warm (yellow, gold, etc.) skin tones with blond, yellow or golden brown hair color, your best choice in contact lenses would be the ones that incorporate green, light brown, honey-colored or hazel highlights. *If you are a person who has a cool skin tone with blue undertones and hair that is colored blue, black, strawberry blond or salt-and-pepper, the kind of eye contacts you would look best in would be violet, plum, ice blue or any other "cool" colors.

While taking time to pick the color of your contact lenses, it is just as crucial that you determine how natural the lenses will appear in concordance with your eyes. In any case, you will basically want your contacts to seem invisible to other people since you are aiming for a natural look.

There is a vast array of contact lens manufacturers from all over the world, and many of these lenses are produced in a variety of size, color, density and style.

Even though some amount of motion in the lenses is anticipated during blinking to ensure a good fit, your eyes aren't going to look so natural if they move around excessively. In addition, your eyes will take on a not-so-natural look should your lens' colored segment not overlap your iris in exact form.

Disparate from some color-boosting lenses that merely augment your natural eye color, opaque color contact lenses will totally reform your eye color and contain a transparent segment in the middle of the lens to prevent the hindrance of light pouring through your pupils and into your eyes.

Your color contact lenses will not be able to provide you with the desired natural appearance if this main segment is not close to the actual size of or correctly positioned on your pupil.

Coming to a Final Decision on Your Color Contacts

Once you have had a physician confirm your choice in lenses fit correctly and you are sure of their natural appearance on you, you can bring your selection down to your top choices in color.

Next, experiment with using a trial lens for a specific color in one eye while placing the other color of choice into the remaining eye. Make a request to exit the exam area so that you have the chance to see how your eyes will look in various settings of light in the optical store and/or optometrist's office. By holding your hand over one eye at a time, you will be able to make a better decision on which color looks best with your unique appearance.

Remember, the most important part of finding the best colored contacts for you that match your look and style is to experiment and have fun!

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