Blue eyes are rarer than brown, so are a popular choice for coloured contact lenses. The leading brands of coloured contacts all have shades of blue, including FreshLook Colorblends and Air Optix Colors, so there's plenty to choose from.
What are blue contact lenses?
Blue coloured contact lenses are designed to either strengthen the natural blue colour of your eyes or help change them to blue from another shade. Usually they're best suited to lighter eyes, but lenses with a stronger tint can help to transform even the darkest iris.
What vision problems do blue contact lenses correct?
Blue contacts that treat short-sightedness (myopia) and long-sightedness (hyperopia) are easy to find. Leading manufacturers such as Alcon/Ciba Vision and CooperVision produce blue contacts that not only look great, but feel comfortable and provide crystal clear vision for as long as you're wearing them.
You can also get blue contact lenses without any corrective power, meaning that if you don't have any vision problems you can still enjoy experimenting with different shades.
Why choose blue contact lenses?
If you're looking to recreate some of your favourite looks from films or fiction for a fancy-dress party, then blue contact lenses can help you create a costume that stands out from the crowd.
These lenses can help to add more depth to your natural shade if you have pale blue or grey eyes. The result is a striking look that's a great way to make a small but dramatic change to your everyday style.
Advice on choosing blue contact lenses
If you've never worn contacts before, or don't need vision correction, you should visit an optician for a contact lens fitting and to get a prescription. You don't need to buy your lenses there, in fact you can save up to 45% by purchasing online instead.
When you're choosing blue contact lenses to wear, you should remember to pick shades that will work well with your eye colour. If you have dark brown eyes, you're unlikely to be able to change them with a pale blue tint so will need a deeper shade. With lighter hues, you have more choice but strong tints are better for a big transformation.
Types of blue contact lenses
One way to know how much blue contact lenses will change your eye colour is to look at what kind of enhancement the lenses offer as well as the wearing pattern.
- Enhancement tinted lenses: These boost your natural eye colour without changing it too much.
- Opaque tinted lenses: Using a solid tint, these lenses significantly change your eye colour.
- Monthly lenses: Can be worn for 30 consecutive days if cleaned and stored in solution each night.
- Daily lenses: Can be worn each day and thrown away every night, for fresh and convenient vision each day.
Our most popular blue contact lenses
These monthly lenses come in 4 different shades of blue and subtly enhance your natural eye colour.
These daily lenses come in one shade of blue that's perfect for boosting paler eyes, adding depth for a striking look.
Choose between a lighter or deeper shade of blue with these ultra-comfortable monthly lenses.
If you're looking for a more dramatic change in colour these monthly opaque tinted lenses have 3 different shades of blue to choose from.
With two vibrant shades of blue to choose from, these monthly lenses from CooperVision are perfect for intensifying the natural shade of your eyes.
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