Colored contacts are an easy way to change your appearance for a special occasion.
1-800 Contacts offers colored contacts from several brands, including:
- Ciba Vision
- Poly Dev
What Colored Contact Lenses Does 1-800 Contacts Sell?
1-800 Contacts offers many different styles and brands of colored contacts. They come in various colors, package sizes, and use durations.
|Monthly Lenses||1 Day Disposables||1-2 Week Lenses|
|Alcon Air Optix Colors||Alcon Dailies Colors||Alcon Freshlook Colorblends|
|Eyedia Clear Color||Acuvue 1 Day Define||Ciba Vision Freshlook Colors|
|PolyDev Tori Colors (for astigmatism)||Eyedia Clear Color 1 Day||Ciba Vision FreshLook Colors Dimensions|
With all the options available, you should have no problem choosing the best colored contacts for your eyes.
Which Colored Contacts Should I Choose?
There are a couple of things to consider before purchasing colored contacts, including how long you want to wear them and what color you prefer.
How Long Do You Want to Wear Them?
If you’re like me, you’d rather throw your contacts out at the end of the day and replace them with a fresh pair in the morning. Daily disposable colored lenses are perfect for this.
You don’t have to disinfect or store them, and wearing your contacts for just one day is much better for your eyes.
However, dailies cost more than other types of contacts and create more waste.
Monthly and one to two-week disposable contacts usually cost less than dailies and are more environmentally friendly.
However, you also have to factor in the cost of purchasing cases and contact solution. These types of lenses are also more prone to causing irritation or infection.
What Color Do You Prefer?
The color you want will also dictate which lenses you should purchase. Do you prefer a more subtle, natural shade? Eyedia ClearColor Natural lenses are a good option.
If you want to change your eye color entirely or need something for a party, consider FreshLook Colorblends or Eyedia ClearColor Vibrant lenses.
How to Order Colored Contact Lenses
Before ordering colored contact lenses from 1-800 Contacts, you’ll need to get a copy of your contact lens prescription from your eye doctor.
When you have it ready, follow these steps to place your order:
- Visit the 1-800 Contacts website and find the lenses you want to order.
- Select your preferred color and quantity of boxes.
- Click “Continue.”
- Look for the words “Have a written prescription?” Then, select “Upload a Photo.”
Uploading a photo of your prescription is the most efficient option because 1-800 Contacts can verify it more quickly.
Do I Need a Prescription to Purchase Colored Contacts?
If your contact lens prescription has expired since you last visited the eye doctor, you cannot purchase any type of contact lenses from 1-800 Contacts.
However, if you have a valid prescription but do not have it on hand, you can still order contacts. Just enter the prescription manually using the information on the side of a box of previously-purchased lenses.
Can I Purchase Colored Contacts for Cosmetic Purposes?
While some websites and retailers sell non-prescription colored contact lenses, 1-800 Contacts only sells them with a valid prescription.
When you purchase non-prescription colored contacts online, they’re usually shipped from another country.
This is because the United States FDA regulates colored contacts as medical devices, and it is against the law for US-based retailers to sell them as cosmetics.
To keep yourself as safe as possible when buying colored contact lenses, visit your eye doctor for a prescription — even if you have perfect eyesight.
Your eye doctor will measure your eyes to ensure you get contact lenses that fit correctly. Consequences of wearing incorrectly-sized contact lenses include:
- Corneal infection
- Cornea scratches
- Damaged vision
It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your eyes.
What is the Best Brand of Colored Contacts?
According to online reviews, 1-800 Contacts offers all the highest-rated colored contact lenses.
The best colored contacts for you depends on your needs and preferences. Consider factors such as duration of wear, color preferences, and vision conditions like astigmatism.
However, some of the most popular colored contacts 1-800 Contacts offers include:
Whether you are looking for the widest variety of shades available, duration of use, or the most natural-looking colors, 1-800 Contacts has plenty of options.