Custom Color Contacts are custom hand-painted, color-bonded soft contact lenses with a comfortable fit, designed on a per patient basis. The unique FDA approved lens process is only available in the USA fom our company, using our own soft daily wear 48.5% HEMA materials.
The lens process incorporates non-toxic pigment bonded between two HEMA layers to provide the depth and detail of a real eye. The pigments are absorbed into the lens matrix and sealed within the material to ensure no color fading and a longer lasting lens (approximately 1-2 years if properly cared for with recommended solutions).
Any color can be created using our color-bonded lens process, from the most challenging light blue, gray and green iris colors to very dark brown. Subtle variation of coloring within the base iris color called iris flecks and coronas, or thin and thick limbal rings (outer black border) can also be included to highlight unique coloring that is specific to the patient’s natural good eye (for prosthetic use) or requested color (for cosmetic use).
Matching an eye color for prosthetic use is always a challenge, as the eye is translucent and can change based on lighting conditions and reflections from clothing. Although you can never exactly match an iris color due to these variables, Custom Color Contacts can match eye coloring very closely, making us the leading choice for prosthetic and cosmetic requests.
We use several techniques to help artists depict the most accurate color matching for your specific lens requests. Our extensive inventory of soft color trial lenses, prosthetic lenses, hand-painted scleral shells and color chips helps us identify the best color choice to complement your skin and hair tones or to match for prosthetic purposes. Digital photography is commonly used to achieve high-resolution coloring and then color corrected to ensure the most natural-looking tones.
Custom lenses are all hand-painted to ensure precise detailing of individual eye specifications. Variables that must be carefully measured include: iris diameters, pupil size, clear or black openings, base curves for maximum movement, prescription (+ and – spherical only, no astigmatism) and color.
Hand-painted soft opaque lens designs are most commonly used to provide color changes for both prosthetic and cosmetic use. These lenses conceal your underlying iris coloring and can dramatically change your cosmetic appearance. Transparent color tinting is also available to enhance lighter eye coloring with various tones including yellow, orange, and purple.
Misaligned eyes, that possibly require surgery, can be superficially realigned using our new large truncated opaque lens designs. The iris is imprinted off-center to create a straight appearance.