Are colored contacts safe?

Yes, colored contacts are safe — as long as your contacts are properly prescribed, used and cared for.
It's essential that you see an eye doctor for a proper contact lens exam and fitting. This will ensure your color contacts are safe and comfortable and look natural on your eye.
Just like regular contact lenses, color contacts are not bad for your eyes if you follow your eye doctor's instructions, particularly regarding how long you should wear your contacts and when you should replace your contacts.
If you want to change your eye color only for special occasions, daily disposable color contacts are a great option

Color contacts: Do's and don'ts


DON'T share your contact lenses. As fun as it may sound, never swap colors with your friends. Contact lenses are medical devices and are fitted to the specifications of each person's eyes. Exchanging lenses also can transmit harmful bacteria, which can lead to a serious, vision-threatening eye infection.
DO care for your contact lenses properly. Color contacts, like clear contact lenses, must be properly cleaned, disinfected and stored with appropriate lens care products to avoid contamination. And don't forget to replace your lenses according to your eye care professional's instructions.
DON'T wear your contacts if you develop sore, irritated or red eyes. This may be a symptom of a contact lens-related eye infection or other serious problem. See an eye doctor immediately if you experience discomfort during or after contact lens wear.
DO have fun with your new look! Whether you want to enhance your facial features or create a dramatic statement, colored contacts allow you to have the eye color you've always wanted.
Color contact lenses continue to grow in popularity, and there is an ever-widening variety of colors and effects to choose from.
Your eye care professional can help you find colored contacts that are comfortable to wear and best suit your personality and desired appearance.