Special effects contact lenses: crazy designs and vivid colours

Change your appearance with special effects contact lenses

If you're looking for a way to turn heads and grab some attention, special effects contact lenses are the perfect choice.

These alternatives to the more standard clear lenses come in a huge range of colours and styles, so there's sure to be something that creates the special effects that you're looking for, as well as something to match your personality. 

Whether you want the finishing touch to a Halloween outfit, the perfect addition to a costume for a film or play or something that will enhance your appearance in an unforgettable way, Contactlenses.co.uk offers a variety of crazy contacts for you to choose from.

How do special effects lenses work?

It doesn't matter if you're looking for lenses with unusual designs or simple coloured lenses: all cosmetic contact lenses are made in a similar way. In most cases, production involves a three-layer sandwiching method, where the design is printed on the middle layer, and then enclosed between two others.

The image is printed in a circular shape, with the area that goes over the pupil left blank - this ensures that your vision is not hampered in any way.

In most cases, crazy lenses are made from hydrogel. This is a soft and safe material that is comfortable to wear and allows oxygen to flow to the surface of your cornea, helping your eyes to stay healthy.

The different types of special effects contacts

Crazy contact lenses are offered in a huge range of designs, catering for just about any requirements. If you want a simple colour effect, options could include a more vivid version of natural eye colours, like bright blue or electric green. Purples, pinks, reds, oranges and yellows are also available. Of course, if you're looking for something even more unusual, you could select lenses printed with designs or special effects. These are especially useful if you're trying to find the finishing touch for a costume. For example, options are available to look like cat, wolf or lizard eyes. Or all-white or all-black lenses can create a striking - somewhat spooky - effect. If you're going to a national sporting event, why not show your support by getting a pair of lenses decorated with the St George's cross? Or if you're planning a night out, a spiral design could provide a hypnotic effect, perfect for the dance floor.

Get a new look with special effects lenses

To find out if crazy contact lenses are the right choice for your eyes, it's best to discuss your situation with an eye care professional. They can provide guidance about your ocular health and the right choice for you.

It's also important to remember to get your eyes checked regularly - you might even be eligible for a free eye exam on the NHS.

If you choose to get special effects contact lenses, shopping online with Contactlenses.co.uk is easy. Our product portfolio includes a variety of special effects lenses and other cosmetic contacts from well-known manufacturers, so you're sure to find something perfect.

You can also keep up with the latest contact lenses news to find out more about vision correction options and how to maintain good ocular health. 

Author: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
Created: 24 Apr 2015, Last modified: 18 Apr 2019