Colored Contact Lenses

Colored Contact Lenses at Lock Family Eye Care

Colored contact lenses are becoming increasingly popular. They can be purely cosmetic or assist in vision correction or treating eye conditions. At Lock Family Eye Care in West Des Moines, IA, we can help you choose your next set of colored contact lenses, whether cosmetic or prescription. 

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Eye Exams to Evaluate Eye Health

Whenever you get contacts, you need to meet with an eye doctor to ensure your eyes are in good condition, even if they are cosmetic contacts. Your optometrist will perform an eye exam where they check your vision and eye health and address any underlying issues they may notice. They will determine if you need prescription contacts or just cosmetic ones. 

Different Types of Colored Lenses

There are two types of colored contact lenses: plano and vision-correcting lenses. Plano is used for cosmetic reasons and doesn't provide vision correction, whereas vision-correcting lenses correct vision for conditions like astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia while also changing your eye color. 

Choosing the Best Lenses for Your Style

You can choose different tints for your colored contact lenses. Visibility tints help make contacts easier to see and handle when putting them in your eyes. Enhancement tints enhance your natural eye color while blending the shades to create a more natural-looking eye color. Opaque tints are non-transparent and can completely alter your eye color, meaning they're most effective if you have dark eyes and want to change their shade.

Suppose you are looking for a specific color or need your contacts to correct your vision. In that case, you can choose customized colored contacts, which are great if you play sports, have an eye condition, or even need contacts for special effects makeup. 

You can choose any color for your tinted lenses. However, consider your hair color and skin tone if you're looking for the best shades to enhance your appearance. Additionally, decide how bold or subtle you want the lenses to be. If you have light eyes, consider an enhancement tint that deepens your eye color, whereas if you have darker eyes, you may want something more intense and will likely need an opaque tint for a noticeable change. 

Book an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor at Lock Family Eye Care to Learn More 

Our expert team and optometrist at Lock Family Eye Care in West Des Moines, IA, are here to guide you through the entire process. We will provide you with the education necessary to care for your lenses, and help you pick the style that best fits your needs. Book an appointment today by calling (515) 267-1312


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