Today I retraced the steps I took all those years ago and rediscovered why colored contacts non prescription are so awesome.
Halloween: What’s a vampire without its blood-red eyes? Or a fairy without eyes the color of the flush painting her cheeks pink, or a forest nymph without irises that match the greenery? Pop those contacts in, and you could amp up the effect of a last minute ninja costume with dynamic eyes. You could even buy a set of feline-inspired lenses and take semi-creepy photos with your beloved pet cat.
Self-expression: “What does my eye color mean?” is a popular Google search when people wonder if such an important part of themselves has any inherent symbolism. After all, “the eyes are the windows to the soul” isn’t a well-known phrase for no reason. You want people to know just how stormy and tumultuous your thoughts are? Gray contacts are probably for you. You identify with cats on a cosmic level? Wear those aforementioned feline contacts on a daily basis. You’ll attract attention in a way that you personally chose and feel reflect yourself in its truest form.
Enhance Your Normal Look: As opposed to making colored lenses a staple in your daily life, you can wear them on an ordinary night-out to dramatize your look. And, if you wear glasses, they can help your eyes stand out whereas before they might’ve been downplayed.
Deepen Your Natural Eye Color: Though this doesn’t work well for those with dark eyes, lenses with an enhancement tint are perfect for those with light eyes who want to subtly darken their irises by a few shades.
Rebellion!: Okay, this one is a bit silly, but, if your parents are as overprotective as mine were for much of my teen years, something as small as colored contacts can give you a bit of a thrill to possess. Sure, maybe you’ll only wear them outside your house where your mom or dad’s watchfulness can’t catch you, but you’ll feel so cool that no one can touch you without suffering frostbite.
I must admit: I’m quite shy, and don’t like public attention very much. If you’re like me, the day you randomly feel adventurous, maybe start with playing around with your appearance by changing up your eye color. It might even boost your confidence.
And to those who already rock colored lenses: You’re untouchably awesome!