Violet or purple eyes are extremely uncommon and a very sought-after feature. Fortunately, you don't need to be the one-in-a-million person that has this rare trait to get the look, you can use violet contact lenses instead.
What are violet contact lenses?
Violet contact lenses are coloured contacts that give your iris the appearance of being purple. They're perfect for transforming lighter shades like blue and grey into a bright purple and adding a violent tint to darker coloured eyes.
What vision problems do violet contact lenses correct?
If you have either myopia (short-sightedness) or hyperopia (long-sightedness), violet contact lenses can correct your blurry vision. Leading contact lens manufacturers such as Alcon/Ciba Vision design their coloured contact lenses to provide clear and crisp vision while keeping your eyes comfortable throughout wear.
You can also get purple contact lenses in plano form. This means that they don't have any corrective power and you can wear them if you have no trouble with your eyesight and just want coloured contacts for cosmetic reasons.
Why choose violet contact lenses?
Violet contact lenses are great for both fancy dress and everyday use. For example, you could use them to capture the look of Elizabeth Taylor or maybe even in one of her iconic roles such as Cleopatra.
You can also refresh your everyday style by changing to violet contact lenses, adding a burst of vibrant colour that is sure to turn a few heads. Paler shades can also have more of a subtle effect if you're not looking to make a big statement.
Advice on choosing violet contact lenses
If it's the first time you've worn contact lenses, you should visit an optician for a fitting. After this you'll get a prescription with all your measurements (even if you don't have any problem with your eyesight) that you can use to order online.
When you're choosing violet contact lenses, remember that your eye shade will affect how well they work. Paler hues will work well with light eyes, but if your eyes are dark they probably won't have as much impact. To make a significant change, you should look for strong shades of violet.
Types of violet contact lenses
The two main differences between the various violet contact lenses are the wearing pattern that they're designed for and the kind of tint they have.
- Enhancement tinted lenses: If you want to bring out your natural eye colour or make a subtle change, these lenses are ideal.
- Opaque tinted lenses: These lenses have a thicker tint and can be used to make dramatic shifts from one colour to another.
- Daily contact lenses: Daily contact lenses are designed to be worn for one day and thrown away, offering a fresh feeling each day.
- Monthly contact lenses: You can wear a pair of monthly lenses for 30 consecutive days, provided you clean them each night.
Our most popular violet contact lenses
These monthly lenses are perfect for enhancing your natural eye colour with a complementary tint and are available in a deep violet.
These are opaque tinted lenses that are great for a more significant change in eye colour.
Choose from two shades of purple with these super comfortable monthly lenses, from optical specialists Bausch & Lomb.
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