Most colored lenses available in the market today are Contact Lenses. Tinted contact lenses are pigmented with certain dyes embedded into the naturally explicit lens material. The color of the die is responsible for the eye’s tint or hue or tint. Depending on the strength of pigmentation, the moisturizing colored contact lens can either mask or completely change the tint of the eye.
A visibility-tinted contact lens is a lens that has been treated to have a very light blue or green tint for the sole purpose of helping you see it better during application and, of course, in case you drop it. They are also relatively easy to spot in a solution case. Due to the lightness of the tint, these lenses do not change the appearance e of one’s eye, and when worn, you see no coloration through them either.
Enhanced tinted contact lenses are treated with single-bodied pigments to give the lens a solid, translucent color. These are meant to change the color of your eyes, but only to a certain extent and only for certain types of eyes. These are recommended for people with naturally light-colored eyes. The extent of the color change depends on the contract between the wearer’s natural eye color and the lens color. The more the contrast, the more vibrant the result is.
Light filtering tinted contact lenses are only recently made available to the general public, designed to help the wearer excel at sports. These tinted contacts do that by filtering out specific wavelengths of light and, as a result, up to the visibility of other colors, which enable the wearer to see sharper, clearer, and in some cases farther as well as protect their eyes from harmful Ultra Violet (UV+) rays. They’re being branded as “Super Lenses for Superstar Athletes”. The amber-tinted contact lenses block out the blue wavelength of light and heighten the red, making it easier to see the ball in fast-moving sports like baseball, football, and soccer. The green-gray tinted contact lenses are better suited for slow-moving sports such as golf, played out in the open under bright sunshine, and help the golfer easily distinguish between the various greens of the course.
Color-tinted contact lenses are solid; opaque lenses are explicitly used to change the color of the eyes. They are made with multi-layered patterns of different colors fused to give them the look of a normal cornea. The resemblance between the colors and patterns on these lenses and the cornea of the natural eye is, in most cases, picture-perfect copies. They differ from enhancement tinted contact lenses because they are tinted with solid (opaque) colors and thus are suitable for use on dark-colored eyes. These contact lenses are available in various colors, ranging from violet to green to gray to hazel. Decorative/theatrical contact lenses are classified as color-tinted contact lenses, even if they are hand-painted vampire contacts, goth contacts, or Chronicles of Riddick contact lenses.