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Frequently Asked Questions About Color Contact Lenses

AirOptix Color and Dailies Color

How can I change or enhance my eye color with contact lenses?

We offer 16 color contact lens options to enhance both light and dark eyes. Visit our Color Studio to virtually try-on and see what color looks best on you.

Can you wear color contact with glasses?

Yes, you can play with your eye color with color contact lenses, even if you wear glasses.

Do I need a prescription?  What if I don't require vision correction?

Yes. Contact lenses are medical devices that should be fitted by a licensed eye care professional, even for people who do not need vision correction. Virtually try on 16 different color contact lenses in our Color Studio to make it easier to find the color that best fits you.

Where can I buy or order color contact lenses?

Please consult with your eye care professional. If you do not have an eye doctor, you may locate one close to you by entering your zip code on the Find an Eye Doctor page 

How long can you wear color contact lenses?

Both DAILIES® COLORS and AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are for daily wear use only and must be removed when sleeping. DAILIES® COLORS contact lenses provide the convenience of single use, wear for a day and discard. AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses can be used daily, but must be removed to be cleaned nightly and replaced with a fresh pair monthly or as prescribed by your eye care professional. When not changing into a fresh pair, remove your contact lenses between uses and properly clean, disinfect and store them with OPTI-FREE®  Puremoist® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution or CLEAR CARE® PLUS cleaning and disinfecting solution.

Are contact lenses hard to put in and take out?

It will take some practice, but most wearers learn to easily put in and take out their contact lenses daily.  See the attached videos, which demonstrate how to insert, remove and care for contact lenses.

Inserting Contact Lenses

Removing and Cleaning Contact Lenses

How much do color contact lenses cost?

Please consult your eye care professional to discuss the options and cost of wearing either daily disposables or monthly replacement contact lenses.

Are color contact lenses safe?

Yes. When used as directed, most people can wear color contact lenses without complications. Successful contact lens wear depends on following the instructions of your eye care professional. Over time, your vision can change, often without apparent symptoms or warning signs, which may put you at risk for developing complications. To maintain healthy eyes and the most comfortable vision possible, you need quality eye care on a regular basis. Only your eye care professional is educated, trained and licensed to examine, diagnose and provide treatment for your eyes and prescribe contact lenses. Click here for Important Safety Information.

Do you offer any free contact lens trials?

Yes! You can get your online certificate for a DAILIES® COLORS or AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses In-Office Free* Trial. After printing your certificate, be sure to take it to an eye care professional in your area who can recommend and prescribe the contact lenses that are right for you. If you don’t have an eye care professional, enter your zip code to locate one near you.

Is it okay to play sports while wearing contact lenses?

Every sport is different. Talk to your eye care professional to select the best type of contact lenses based on your particular sport or activity. Contact lenses are not a substitute for eye protection. It is recommended to wear appropriate goggles, masks, etc. when participating in sports.

Who should not wear contact lenses?

 You should not wear contacts if you:

  • Have an eye infection or inflammation (redness and swelling)
  • Have an eye disease, eye injury or dryness that interferes with contact lens wear
  • Have a systemic disease that may be affected by, or could impact, contact lens wear
  • Have certain types of allergic conditions
  • Are using certain medications, such as some eye medications

Are there times when you should not wear contact lenses?

Yes. Your eye care professional can tell you about situations or environmental conditions that may be inappropriate for contact lens wear. Contact lenses should not be worn under certain general health and eye conditions. Only your eye care professional can determine if continued contact lens wear is right for you.

What are some important things to remember when wearing contact lenses?

While wearing contact lenses your eyes should feel comfortable and vision should be clear.

  • If you have a problem, immediately remove your contact lenses and contact your eye care professional. You should always have a pair of glasses that you can wear if a problem occurs with your contact lenses. Carefully follow your eye care professional's instructions for lens wear, care, and replacement.
  • Never wear your contact lenses for longer periods than prescribed for you. See your eye care professional for follow-up care and periodic checkups.

Why is it important to get regular eye exams?

Many eye and vision conditions present no obvious symptoms so people are often unaware that a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment is important for maintaining good vision, and when possible, preventing permanent vision loss.