See No Evil: Popular Red Contact Lenses

What better way to impress your friends on Halloween, at a weekend party, or at the office than to wear special effects red contact lenses? Contact lenses have a long, illustrious history dating back to Leonardo da Vinci in the 1500s. Today, not only are contacts popular for vision correction but also for vision enhancement. It is possible to change your look significantly with colored and special effects contact lenses. This article focuses on various types of red contact lenses.

Some names of popular red contact lenses are: "Vampire Red," which is a basic red contact available for $34.50, "Red Devil," which are higher quality and $150 a pair, and "Red Sclera," which makes the entire white of the eye as well as the iris appear red and costs $147.50 a pair. Less frightening red contacts include; "The Ladybug" which is red with black polka dots, "Red Valkyre," which has a long, oval pupil, and "Demon," which is red with black lightening throughout the corneal area.

Costume Ideas and Tips for Red Contact Lenses

The vampire is one of the most popular costumes that can include red contact lenses. For fans of specific vampire movies, there are also specific contact lenses made such as the "Lost Boys" model which is a sinister yellow with a black pupil. There are several "Hemorrhage" contact lenses that make the eye appear to have broken red blood vessels. This could be part of a head trauma costume. Red contact lenses could be used to portray Hannibal Lector, a character described as having maroon eyes. There are also contacts that make the eye appear filled with red and yellow flames. These could be used as part of many demonic costumes.

It is important to note that any cosmetic, special effects, or theatrical contact lenses should be bought from an eye doctor or a reputable website just like regular contacts. Contact lenses sold at flea markets or by online auction may not be safe and could contain toxic paint that can damage the eye and even cause blindness. Always see an eye doctor for a prescription and fitting before buying any type of contact lenses. Some good sites to buy cosmetic lenses from include and

Additional tips for contact lens wearers: only wear cosmetic contacts for a few hours at a time, do not share contacts with friends as this can lead to eye infections, clean and maintain contacts per their instructions, and do not sleep in cosmetic contacts.