Prescription Colored Contacts from Air Optix

Looking for a pair of colored contact lenses that are safe to wear? Replace My Contacts is proud to offer Air Optix Colors by Cibavision!

If you have a prescription for Air Optix Aqua, we invite you to indulge in an affordable set of vibrantly hued contacts with the same quality and comfort that is enjoyed from the Air Optix brand. You won’t need to have a separate prescription for your colors! Choose blue, green, gray, brown or hazel for a subtle yet alluring pop of color; or select a bolder hue of honey, sterling gray, brilliant blue or gemstone green.

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Air Optix Colors are designed with a technology that combines three colors into one to better blend with the color of your eye, allowing you to experience a color change that is subtle or vibrant, but always natural-looking.

These unique contacts are crafted for monthly wear, and each box comes with six soft, breathable disposable lenses. Air Optix Colors can be purchased with or without vision correction, however a prescription is needed to secure your own pair.

Air Optix recommends these lenses be cleaned and cared for with OPTI-FREE PureMoist Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution or CLEAR CARE Cleaning & Disinfection Solution.

What color contact lens would you like to try?

 

The Top 10 Hottest Celebrity Vampire Eyes

While teen wolves and zombies were roaming freely at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego, California, nothing topped the popularity of the to-die-for look of vampire eyewear. The question and answer panel for The Vampire Diaries, in particular, attracted the attention of many fans adorned with specialty contact lens in hues of red, white and amber.

Vampire eyes have been enchanting and thrilling television and movie audiences for over 100 years. There is something about a vampire’s chilling stare that no mere mortal can resist. What’s not to love about their mysterious trifecta of alluring eyes, sex appeal and immortality? Who doesn’t want to sleep all day, and party all night?

Cosmetic options like the Colorblend contacts, Air Optix Colors and Expressions lenses make it fun to dress up and head out for a night on the town that will be remembered – eternally!  Just be sure to do plenty of research on the brands you’re using, as some cheaper, party store finds have been known to create health risks and complications.

So what type of colored contact lenses will give you a captivating, undead look? Let’s ask our favorite Top 10 Hollywood vampires. Each has a different appearance and an equally altered personality.

 653437_1299020502842_full1. Edward Cullen

Love him or hate him, Hollywood Vampire No. 1 is without a doubt Robert Pattinson’s sulking Edward Cullen. The face of the Twilight franchise, R. Pattz melts female fans of all ages with his icy looks. Edward’s amber eyes are eternally devoted to Bella Swan, so if you’re looking to meet your match, choosing a colored contact lens with an amber tint may help you find your soul mate

2. Damon Salvatore

Ian Somerhalder not only shows his audience a wide range of vampire superpowers in Vampire Diaries, but he also wields some power in Washington, D.C. as an advocate for thedamon-salvatore-shes-come-undone United Nations’ Environmental Program called Go Green. The Vampire Diaries’ star is a diligent supporter of both animal rights issues and the environment – and while a vampire isn’t technically an animal, it does have a keen eyesight and enjoys the evening moonlight. If you wish to mimic Somerhalder’s otherworldly good looks, try devilish red or icy gray contact lenses, so cold you could easily mesmerize and control those around you.

71002883. Bella Swan

Actress Kristen Stewart plays a high school human girl, who falls for Edward Cullen, a boy no father would approve of, in the Twilight series. Having a bad boy vampire for a boyfriend, and then (spoiler alert) husband, gives Bella the advantage of living forever while remaining young and beautiful.

To create a look like Bella, try one of the Twilight saga’s colored contact lenses in the shade of red for your accessory. Red colored contacts often blend a speckled blood red iris with a black outside ring.

 
maxresdefault4. Olivia Burke

 Hillary Duff’s role as a sexy vampire may have only lasted for 10 seconds on the third season of Gossip Girl, but nevertheless she was a memorable predator. Hilary looked lovely as she lay in waiting to kiss the ones she loved. We wish she opened her eyes more. While we can’t be certain which colored contacts Duff wore on the set, we think she might have been placed in a delicious pair of off-white, mottled color contact lenses with a cracked, spreading effect coming away from her pupils. If she was wearing this style, her look would be to die for!

5. Barnabas Collins

vfbarnabasfeat__spanOnly Tim Burton could bring the creepy into a movie revival of the gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. In this TV show, the vampire Barnabas Collins is finally set free after centuries of imprisonment, able to return to his ancestral home. Played by the engrossing Johnny Depp in its blockbuster movie remake, this broken-hearted vampire audiences laugh through dead, black eyes. If you want a stare to make others’ blood run cold, choose colored contact lenses in shades of black to darken your iris and perfect your gothic look. Black contacts completely cover your own eye color for a spooky black out.
 

michael-jackson-thriller-yellow-eyes6. Michael Jackson

Crowned as the “most successful music video” by the Guinness World Records in 2006, MJ’s Thriller enlisted the help of numerous members of the undead to create a memorably spooky dance-along. Get a frightening look like the King of Pop with a pair of yellow cat contact lenses. The pulsating yellow background and black vertical pupils featured in Michael Jackson’s yellow contacts created his superficial appeal. The result had such a resounding affect; it won the Billboard 200 award in 1983, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Now that’s a hit that still springs eternal!
 

7. Dracula

Jonathan-Rhys-Meyers-of-Dracula Everyone loves the story of Dracula, and the new NBC provocative drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a very engaging rendition of the famous tale. Dracula arrives in London, posing as an entrepreneur who is chiefly attentive to the new technology of electricity. Interesting… most vampires shy away from something that would brighten their night. Dracula was created by the producers of Downton Abby. The one hour television drama looks like it is on the right course to become another historical hit. If you want to bring out the Dracula in you, try a pair of piercing blue contact lenses and create an icy yet alluring stare that is impossible to look away from.

 

SarahPortal8. Sarah Fox

Vanessa Morgan plays leading lady Sarah Fox on the highly favored teen Canadian television series, My Babysitter is a Vampire. Sarah the babysitter is hired by Ethan Morgan’s mom and dad to watch him and his 8-year-old sister. While Ethan thinks he might die of embarrassment having a babysitter at his age, Vanessa Morgan’s great looks turn this babysitter the girl of his dreams… or nightmares? To give your eyes a ghoulish makeover, you may want to vamp out by trying a cat eye to perfect the look of a quintessential vampire girl next door.

Lestat_by_DaveNightfall 9. Lestat De Lecourt

According to a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly, Tom Cruise’s bloodsucking character from Interview with a Vampire was rated the best among the Greatest Vampires in Hollywood! Lestat de Lioncourt is a vampire who offered Southern plantation owner Louis de Pointe du Lac (played by Brad Pitt) a chance at eternal life. Fans of Interview with a Vampire will do well to find a blue or gray contact lens that offers a hint of purple for added whimsy and mystery. Coalescing Cruise’s piercing white eyes with a jet-black outer ring, these colored contact lenses provide insatiable vampire appeal.

Louis310. Louis de Pointe du Lac

The hottest vampire alive, Brad Pitt, also starred in the 90’s movie Interview with a Vampire. If you want to mimic Pitt’s startling white vampire eyes, we suggest purchasing colored white-out contact lenses. Combining a stark, intense white iris with your contrasting black pupil will absolutely galvanize your eyes for that compelling vampire, grim reaper or zombie look.

There you have it! The top 10 smoldering Hollywood vampires cover the bases for all the most popular colored contacts out there, so you have an idea of what each will look like once applied. Have fun and live it up like there is always a tomorrow!

Does Eye Color Affect Vision?

Research done in the US and UK has found that physical attractiveness is often judged by factors such as skin clarity and vivid color in the eyes and hair. This most likely stems from the human instinct of survival: A person’s facial features are an indication of health and the ability to create life. If the uniqueness of our eye color can influence our appearance, what other aspects of our existence can eye color affect?

1The Best Vision Ever Recorded

The highest optical perspicacity ever measured was achieved by an Aboriginal man. As a whole the Australian Aborigine population, who are a brown-eyed bunch, possess visual acuity superior to that of European descendants who have light colored eyes.  Specialists have reported that this group suffers less high myopia and astigmatism than Europeans. Historical diaries written by colonists attest to the amazing eyesight the Aborigines possess. One story spoke of an Aborigine man who could spot a whale on the horizon that the European colonist could not see at all. Why would the Aborigine people have such superior vision?  Most experts suspect it is partly genetic, partly eye exercise and mostly that they spent almost all of their time outdoors.

The Greatest Ability to See Color

Schermafbeelding-2013-11-12-om-17.52.08-610x316-610x250While individuals with dark eye colors are thought to see more accurately, people with light eye colors see more vivid colors. The highest ability to see color ever confirmed was a light-blue eyed woman from England who underwent the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue and Rayleigh Match tests. These examinations proved her peripheral vision allowed her to distinguish color and shape more clearly.

Scientists explain that the density of receptor cells on the eye retina is greatest at the center and lowest at the edges. Light-eyed individuals may have better peripheral vision and have the ability to fare better in self-paced assignments, like playing golf, pitching a ball or bowling. In contrast, a separate scientific study authored by the University of Louisville found that dark-eyed people have better reaction times than light-eyed individuals, and therefore fare better in sports like boxing, baseball or playing defense in a football game.

The Worst Eyesight Recorded

Research suggests that Japanese people tend to have the worst eyesight of any national group. An estimated 90% of individuals post-school age have diminished vision, and 1 out of 20 men are color blind. Why? There are two popular beliefs. The first is that it is simply genetic; the second school of thought is that Asian parents make children read for too long periods of time, and that has an effect on the child’s ability to see.

japanese-women-hairstyle_0The concept of too much reading may be a popularly held belief, but scientists disagree. Instead, some research points to an explanation that vision problems in Japan may be caused by decreased exposure to sunlight. Scientists point out that once they reach school age, Japanese students spend little to no time outdoors. Direct sunlight has been proven to increase the release of dopamine, which prevents the eyeball from growing into a distorted shape found in those with myopia. Like the example of the Aborigine population, having superior eyesight might be linked to increased time spent outdoors.

Does eye color affect vision? Although some studies have provided us with fascinating arguments, there really is no conclusive evidence to support this theory at this time. More scientific studies are needed to investigate this idea further. Regardless of the outcome though, there are plenty sight-enhancing options to level the “playing field,” including contact lenses. Browse popular possibilities like Avaira and Acuvue Oasys, and talk to your doctor about what the obtaining a prescription.

 

Studies Show That Contact Lenses Boost Confidence

What makes you feel confident in your appearance? As the saying goes, when you look good, you feel good. A new hairstyle, a new outfit, even a new pair of shoes can offer an emotional boost in the wearer. In a world that highly values beauty and glamor, it stands to reason that we might also feel more confident about ourselves when we choose to wear contact lenses over eyeglasses to correct our vision.

There are numerous, well-researched studies by universities and focus groups that have found evidence to suggest that wearing contact lenses can increase self-confidence. Mitchell J. Princeton, Director of Clinical Physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducted a study that associated wearing glasses to negative traits in areas of self-perception and good looks. In a poll of 2,500 people, it was discovered that the majority of contact lens wearers chose to don their contacts because they felt more attractive than they had when wearing eyeglasses.

The Nightclub Study

The University of Warwick released a scientific survey concluding that trading eye glasses for contact lenses dramatically increases both interaction and invitations to date from the opposite sex. In Warwick, student researchers used a group of 38 short-sighted students, and monitored their activity in a night club setting. The male and female undergraduates were ages 18-25, and were all sent to the same London nightclub with stringent directions to go and meet new people. The group was divided evenly into three separate samples: students who typically wore eyeglasses, students who normally wore eyeglasses and instead sported contacts and students who always wore contact lenses.night-club

The participants who switched to contact lenses in the study reported increased self-confidence. Meanwhile, 75% of those who went out on the town in their eyeglass frames felt less confident.  Overall, twice as many contact lens-wearers as eye glasses-wearing undergraduates reported that they felt wearing contact lenses helped them feel and appear more attractive. Those who wore contacts also reported that their interactions had included “hugging” or “kissing” that same evening. The sample size of this report is too small to qualify as a true scientific discovery, but it does show that, out of those who participated in the study, individuals felt more attractive and confident in a social setting when wearing contacts.

 

The Fogg Theory

Another study from Stanford University known as the Fogg Theory suggests three behaviors must concur at the same moment – motion, ability and trigger – to persuade humans to make a purchase or decision. Creator BJ Fogg has used his theory to help sell everything from cell phones to contact lenses. This school of thought explains that when one of these three facets is missing, the motivation to purchase or change a behavior is unlikely to happen. A person must enjoy all three facets simultaneously to reach an actionable outcome.

With this thinking, Fogg suggests adults who wear colored contact lenses are more self-confident because the tinted contacts offer the quick ability to improve appearance and provide a spark of self-gratification. This might be true; color contacts have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the past decade.  The study went on to conclude that confidence derived from a short-term fix, such as wearing cosmetic contacts, can provide an extreme confidence boost in the long run. That gratification actually has a significant impact on how willing a person may be to engage in long-term methods to improve their appearance, including exercise and weight loss. Quick and easy cosmetic enhancements often help individuals walk taller or speak more self-assuredly.

Confidence in Children

Scientific research that has been completed on children’s physical development and self-perception skills suggest that both can be enhanced by wearing contact lenses. According to a study conducted by Ohio State University’s College of Optometry, glasses are associated with lower self-perception. The youth that participated in the Ohio State University study were ages 8 to 11, and were indiscriminately assigned to wear either glasses (237) or contact lenses (247) over a three year period. At the end of the experiment, researchers found that students who were assigned to wear contact lenses attained higher scores in both athletic competence and academic endeavors. Conversely, the children who wore contact lenses enjoyed a higher degree of social status compared to their peers who wore eyeglasses.contacts-for-kdis

Whether it’s taking an Instagram “selfie” or making a business presentation, wearing contact lenses may not only positively influence others’ perception of us, but also how we perceive ourselves. One fact that reigns true in all of these studies is that our outward appearance tends to play a sizable role in generating a confident persona, and contact lenses can help to enhance it.

Does Eye Color Affect Vision?

Research done in the US and UK has found that physical attractiveness is often judged by factors such as skin clarity and vivid color in the eyes and hair. This most likely stems from the human instinct of survival: A person’s facial features are an indication of health and the ability to create life. If the uniqueness of our eye color can influence our appearance, what other aspects of our existence can eye color affect?

The Best Vision Ever Recorded

The highest optical perspicacity ever measured was achieved by an Aboriginal man. As a whole the Australian Aborigine population, who are a brown-eyed bunch, possess visual acuity superior to that of European descendants who have light colored eyes.  Specialists have reported that this group suffers less high myopia and astigmatism than Europeans. Historical diaries written by colonists attest to the amazing eyesight the Aborigines possess. One story spoke of an Aborigine man who could spot a whale on the horizon that the European colonist could not see at all. Why would the Aborigine people have such superior vision?  Most experts suspect it is partly genetic, partly eye exercise and mostly that they spent almost all of their time outdoors.aborigine-eyes

The Greatest Ability to See Color

While individuals with dark eye colors are thought to see more accurately, people with light eye colors see more vivid colors. The highest ability to see color ever confirmed was a light-blue eyed woman from England who underwent the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue and Rayleigh Match tests. These examinations proved her peripheral vision allowed her to distinguish color and shape more clearly.

Scientists explain that the density of receptor cells on the eye retina is greatest at the center and lowest at the edges. Light-eyed individuals may have better peripheral vision and have the ability to fare better in self-paced assignments, like playing golf, pitching a ball or bowling. In contrast, a separate scientific study authored by the University of Louisville found that dark-eyed people have better reaction times than light-eyed individuals, and therefore fare better in sports like boxing, baseball or playing defense in a football game.

The Worst Eyesight Recorded

Research suggests that Japanese people tend to have the worst eyesight of any national group. An estimated 90% of individuals post-school age have diminished vision, and 1 out of 20 men are color blind. Why? There are two popular beliefs. The first is that it is simply genetic; the second school of thought is that Asian parents make children read for too long periods of time, and that has an effect on the child’s ability to see.

japanese-eyesThe concept of too much reading may be a popularly held belief, but scientists disagree. Instead, some research points to an explanation that vision problems in Japan may be caused by decreased exposure to sunlight. Scientists point out that once they reach school age, Japanese students spend little to no time outdoors. Direct sunlight has been proven to increase the release of dopamine, which prevents the eyeball from growing into a distorted shape found in those with myopia. Like the example of the Aborigine population, having superior eyesight might be linked to increased time spent outdoors.

Does eye color affect vision? Although some studies have provided us with fascinating arguments, there really is no conclusive evidence to support this theory at this time. More scientific studies are needed to investigate this idea further. Regardless of the outcome though, there are plenty sight-enhancing options to level the “playing field,” including contact lenses. Browse popular possibilities like Avaira and Acuvue Oasys, and talk to your doctor about what the obtaining a prescription.