The color of the iris portion of the human eye is either: brown, green, gray, blue, or a combination of colors, such as amber or hazel. The only part of the eye that is naturally white is the sclera. So when people encounter a person whose complete eye appears ‘white’, they might be grossed out. There is no need for such a reaction, as ‘white eyes’ are not the result of any strange medical conditions but rather white contact lenses. What are white contact lenses? White contact lenses are special types of color contacts that make the eye appear white. They come in three different varieties: those with no special effects, those that glow in the dark and those that cover the entire eye, blinding it.
The most common white contacts are those that contain no special effects. They cover only the iris, allowing the pupil, (the black circle part of the eye), to still show. These types of contact lenses can cover any type of iris, even those that are naturally very dark. Appearance-wise, while they are white, they are usually not as white as the sclera surrounding the iris. In essence, they just make the eye look like it has a very light-colored iris.
The second type of white contacts actually glows in the dark. Like white contacts offering no special effects, glow in the dark white contacts only cover the iris and not the pupil. Unlike white contacts with no special effects, glow in the dark white contacts offer a more stunning appearance. Because of this many people tend to seek these types of contact lenses out during Halloween or for theatrical purposes. It is important to note that despite the fact that the lenses can be seen in the dark, they do not affect the vision in any way, unless they were already corrective lenses in the first place. Even then, their benefits are no different than any other type of corrective lenses.
The final type of white contacts are the most unusual, as they make the complete eye look white. This means that they cover both the iris and the pupil, leaving only the sclera to show. They offer no corrective benefit; in fact they actually blind the eye for both people with normal eyesight and those with developmental visual problems. For this reason these contacts must be worn with caution. They are best used in a situation where one wants to create a scary effect for a very short period of time.
Do the above-mentioned white contact lenses sound interesting? To obtain any of the white contact lenses described in this article, a person should contact their optometrist. This is the case even with individuals with no eye problems, since wearing contact lenses of any type have the potential to damage the eyes if fitted improperly. To make the process of getting white contact lenses from the optometrist go faster, a person should first investigate the companies offering white contact lenses. Lensesbymail.com and 9mmsfx.com are examples of websites one can search to find common brands of white contact lenses.