Considering coloured contact lenses? You’re in famous company

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You may have seen images of Kim Kardashian’s luminously golden Versace red carpet appearance at this year’s Met Gala Ball, but did you notice she also ‘styled’ her eyes to complement her outfit?

You’d be forgiven if you didn’t catch this detail – we didn’t – but we learnt about it via a post from the glamour girl herself.

“This year at the Met, I wanted my glam to complement my 90s-inspired dress. We chose honey-coloured contacts that weren’t too far off from my natural eye colour, just a bit brighter,” said Kardasahian.

An unsurprising move we suppose, given her husband Kanye West debuted blue eyes on the Met Gala red carpet in 2016.

But let’s face it, they’re not alone. Hollywood celebrities have long embraced the rising trend of coloured contact lenses, whether to transform for a role (such as Orlando Bloom wearing light blue lenses over his naturally dark brown eyes in Lord of the Rings or Jessica Alba wearing blue contacts to match her new blonde hair in the Fantastic Four) or just to enhance their glamour quotient.

Some other regular celebrity eye-colour switchers include:

Kylie Jenner - Kylie's naturally beautiful eyes are a light shade of brown, but she often chooses to go blue, inspiring hoards of her fans to do the same.

Kendall Jenner - Kylie's sister Kendall is also no stranger to the trend, seen here with a striking colour change to her almond-shaped eyes.

Ivanka Trump - The First Daughter seems to go for a noticeable green/blue contact lens for important events but apparently opts for her natural brown on more low-key occasions.

So while we might not be surprised that Kim, Kylie, Kendall and Kanye have all changed their eye colour to suit their outfits on regular occasions, it’s also a style option for many of us non-celebrities who would like to change things up a little via our peepers.

A visit to your optometrist is the way to start the process, as whether you are already a contact lens wearer or are considering contact lenses for the first time, remember that professional advice from an optometrist is required to determine your contact lens prescription.

Your optometrist will be able to advise you on the types of contacts lenses best suited to you, and on the different colours available in that type. They will also ensure the correct fit, material, size, curvature and power, and use and care of your contacts for your eyes and lifestyle.

So go forth, and may your eyes shine even brighter!

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