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What Are Grey Contact Lenses

Grey coloured contact lenses are designed to enhance your naturally light eyes or to turn darker eye shades grey.
Grey eyes look great! but unless you are in the elite 3% of the population that has natural grey eyes, then youll need grey contact lenses to get the look.

Why Choose Grey Contact Lenses

Grey eyes work really well with cool and neural skin tones and can create a striking look for people with olive, or darker skin tones.
You can choose from a deep grey such as Platinum in the Soflens range or go for that soft grey look with Misty Grey by Freshlook colours.
Grey contact lenses can work surprisingly well on naturally dark eyes.

Types Of Grey Contact Lenses

Grey contact lenses are available as 
Cosmetic lenses - These are the most popular types of coloured contact lenses and the types of lenses you can readily buy online, and in some countries at pharmacies and retail outlets such as hairdressers. 

They can be sub divided into

  • Enhancers - Designed to enhance your natural eye colour but they can change the colour of a naturally light eyes
  • Opaques - Designed to alter the colour of your eyes, whether you have naturally dark or light eyes.
  • Special Effects - These are the type of lenses used to change your eye completely, often used to give a Halloween or fancy dress costume that extra WOW factor. Commonly used in film, theatre and music industry.

These can further be broken down to two main categories

  • Daily disposable contact lenses - These are seen as the healthiest option for your eyes. No need for solution or storage cases, if you only wear your coloured lenses occasionally then dailies can work out more cost effective as they will not deteriorate between wears.
  • Monthly disposable contact lenses - These lenses will need removing, cleaning and storing overnight. They are designed to be worn every day for up to 30 days. If you only wear coloured contact lenses occasionally then you will need to clean them and replace the solution every few days.

Key Points

Best for light skin tones

Works well with blond or light brown hair

Available as Monthly and Daily disposable lenses

Striking effect with deep skin tones and dark hair

Getting The Best Out Of Your Grey Contact Lenses

Grey contact lenses require the same amount of care as regular contact lenses, so will need remove, clean and store them overnight if you choose to wear monthly disposables, however, if you want to just throw your lenses out after each wear then Daily disposable coloured lenses are a great option.

Our Best Selling Grey Contact Lenses

Freshlook Colorblends  are monthly disposable contact lenses designed to enhance darker eye shades and can change the colour of lighter eye shades completely, available in Sterling Grey and Grey

Freshlook 1 Day are a daily disposable coloured contact lens, designed to enhance dark eyes and completely change the colour of lighter eye shades, available in 1 shade of grey

Air Optix Colors are a silicone hydrogel monthly disposable coloured contact lens designed to change naturally dark and light eyes, available in Sterling Grey and Grey


Can I wear my Grey Coloured Contact Lenses 30 Times

Yes, monthly disposable contact lenses have been designed to be worn every day for up to 30 days, they need to be removed each night, rinsed, cleaned and stored.
However, you will not necessarily get 30 wears out of them if you do not wear them each day.
If you just wear your coloured lenses occasionally, say, at the weekends, then you will need to replace the storage solution between wears and clean the lens thoroughly before reinsertion. Once lenses are removed from their original sealed blister and solution, they begin to deteriorate and collect deposits, which can reduce their comfort levels and wear times, and increase the risk of infection.

Is It Safe To Buy Coloured Contact Lenses On-Line

Yes, many companies sell coloured contact lenses on line. However to make sure you get quality contact lenses it is advisable to buy only from reputable on line sellers, check out customer reviews and check which country they located in.

How Do I Wear Grey Coloured Contact Lenses Safely

Here are a few basic steps to keep your eyes healthy and safe when wearing coloured contact lenses
Do – Take proper care of your lenses. 
Do -Wash and dry your hands before handling your lenses.
Do -Insert your lenses before applying makeup.
Don't - Share your coloured lenses with any one. The risk of eye infection increases significantly when lenses are shared between people.
Don't - Wear contact lenses if your eyes are sore or irritated. If the irritation doesn't go away after a day or two, consult your eye care practitioner.
Don't - Use your contact lenses for a longer period of time than is recommended for the lens. A daily lens should be disposed of every day, a monthly lens every month.
Don't - Sleep in your coloured contact lenses


John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
John qualified from Aston University in 1980, he has authored for over the last 20 years, bringing his expertise to visitors to the site and providing valuable optical advice to customer questions throughout the years. He has been featured in several leading publications including The Express and ITProPortal