• Do tinted contact lenses change your color perception?


    Question:

    Do tinted rigid gas permeable lenses change the colors you see? Also, if you have one green tinted in one eye and a blue tinted one in the other eye, does this cause you to see things differently? Would this cause any confusion to your brain?


    Answer:

    It is highly unlikely that your brain will be confused when using two different colored lenses. Most rigid gas permeable contact lenses are lightly tinted to make them easily visible if they slide over the white of the eye or pop out. This is helpful for people wearing contact lenses for the first time. They do not alter color perception. Dark tints may reduce the amount of light entering the eye, especially in bright sunlight.