Given the big differences in colours and style of contact lenses, picking the right lens can sometimes be a difficult choice! Fret not, we've got you covered here at The Lens Lab. All our contacts feature photos showing the tranformation from light and dark coloured eyes so you can get an idea how each one looks on. Below are a few things to consider when choosing your lens style or colour. 

Compare Function

Mouse over any style you are interested in and click the "compare" button. This will add the style to a shortlist to compare. Once you are ready to compare all the styles you've shortlisted, click the compare button again. Now you can see all the shortlisted styles side by side. 

Limbal Ring

Have you ever wondered why some people have black circles that frame the colored part of their eyes, and others don’t?

Those circles, called limbal rings, can vary according to your age, your health, your family history, and several other factors.

Dark, well-defined limbal rings can be seen as a signal of health and attractiveness. Limbal rings make your sclera (aka whites) whiter, and make your iris more colorful because of contrast. A transparent iris makes them prominent and vice versa. Lighter coloured eyes tend to have more prominant limbal rings.  

Most people are born with limbal rings, and they contribute to the perception of big-eyed, adorable gaze we associate with young children. As you age, your limbal rings will likely start to thin out and become less visible. This typically happens sometime in your 20s. But some people’s limbal rings last longer and stay prominent all the way into adulthood. So, it can be an indicator of youthfulness, vitality, and, more importantly, beauty.

We have seperated our styles into those that have a prominent limbal ring, subtle limbal ring through to no limbal ring. This has been broken down in our menu to make it easier for you to find your preferred style. 

Colour Choice

 Before we get into colour choice, there is a few questions to ask yourself.

  • Do I want my colored contacts to look natural?
  • Do I want to enhance the color I already have?
  • Do I want to change my eye color completely?
  • Do I want to go for shock factor with these contacts?

If you have dark eyes, opt for opaque tinted lenses to alter your eye color. Colours that lighten your natural eye colour. All of our collections can transform your eye colour from dark to light. 

For a natural look, choose a brown hue a few shades above your natural color. Two of our best selling shades for dark eyes are Caramel and Noir Brown.

If you're going for a natural look and have light eyes, choose an tint that makes the edges of each iris stand out. A strong limbal ring will provide you with that contrast and also make your eyes appear bigger. Or, look for a pair that deepens your natural eye color. We suggest you check out our Signature Collection.

Of course, opaque tints also let you stand out from the crowd if you're looking to go dramatically lighter. From green to blue to amethyst, you can create a stunning new look while transforming your eye color and look. If change is what you're after, we recommend you start at our Naked Collection

Happy shopping! We can't wait to see your tranformation!

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