The Best Selling Colored Contact Lenses of 2022, Ranked by Sales

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Best Selling Colored Contacts | AIR OPTIX COLORS | Expressions Colors | FreshLook COLORBLENDS | FreshLook Colors | FAQs | Wrap Up

Want to get colored contact lenses to improve your look but unsure where to start? We’ve put together a comprehensive guide based on Lens.com’s sales data to highlight the best colored contact lenses of 2022, so far (including the back half of the previous year), for North America.

This guide lists the top four best-selling colored contact lenses, along with their key features and benefits, so you can choose the best one based on your lifestyle and your prescription obtained from your eye care professional (ECP).

Best Selling Colored Contact Lenses of 2022

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Colored contact lenses are designed to subtly enhance or completely transform your natural eye color. They allow you to upgrade your day-to-day look or try a different one if you’re after a dramatic, head-turning new look.

There are many colored contacts available on the market, but we listed only the four best-selling colored contacts in 2021 and 2022 (so far) on Lens.com. If you know next to nothing about colored contacts and their features or benefits, this list is as good a place to start as any. Compared to the previous year’s rankings, there have been no major position changes in this year’s rankings, with AIR OPTIX COLORS still ranking first in terms of popularity. As a bonus, we also put together a rankings chart of the top five best-selling colors of AIR OPTIX COLORS.

Note that we added oxygen transmissibility values (expressed in Dk/t) for each brand of colored contact lens for your reference. Generally speaking, the higher the oxygen transmissibility value of a contact lens, the better it is. But this isn’t always the case as every person’s situation is different. Only your ECP can determine the best colored contact lens for your needs based on other key factors, including water content, lens material, and brand.

RankContact LensWater Content
1AIR OPTIX33%
2Expressions Colors55%
3FreshLook COLORBLENDS55%
4FreshLook Colors55%
RankBONUS: AIR OPTIX COLORS – Most Popular Colors by Sales, 2022
1Gray
2Pure Hazel
3Green
4Honey

1) AIR OPTIX® COLORS

AIR OPTIX COLORS are monthly disposable contact lenses designed to enhance your eyes’ natural beauty while keeping your eyes feeling comfortable all day.

Air Optix Colors come in nine striking colors: blue, brilliant blue, sterling grey, gemstone green, green, gray, hazel, honey, and brown.

  • Material
    – Lotrafilcon B (67% polymer)
  • Manufacturer
    Alcon
  • Water content
    – 33%
  • Oxygen transmissibility
    – 138 Dk/t
  • Features
    – 3-in-1 Color Technology
    – SmartShield® Technology
    – Available in 9 stunning colors
    – Can be prescribed with or without vision correction
    – Designed to fit comfortably on the eye
    – Highly breathable
  • Lenses per box
    – 6 lenses per box

2) Expressions® Colors

Expressions Colors are monthly disposable contact lenses that keep your eyes feeling as good as they look. Manufactured by CooperVision, a trusted name in the eye care industry, these contacts use advanced tinting technology to make your eyes look incredibly realistic and vibrant.

Expressions Colors come in eight eye-enhancing shades: topaz, brown, green, hazel, aqua, blue, gray, and jade.

  • Material
    – Methafilcon A (45% polymer)
  • Manufacturer
    – CooperVision
  • Water content
    – 55%
  • Oxygen transmissibility
    – 21 Dk/t
  • Features
    – Advanced tinting technology
    – Available in 8 vibrant shades
    – Can be prescribed with or without vision correction
    – Designed to fit comfortably on the eye
    – Breathable
  • Lenses per box
    – 6 lenses per box

3) FreshLook COLORBLENDS

FreshLook COLORBLENDS are the first to blend three colors in one lens for a subtle and natural look. They come in 12 unique colors: gray, sterling gray, blue, brilliant blue, green, gemstone green, pure hazel, honey, brown, true sapphire, amethyst, and turquoise.

FreshLook COLORBLENDS are the first to blend three colors in one lens for a subtle and natural look. They come in 12 unique colors: gray, sterling gray, blue, brilliant blue, green, gemstone green, pure hazel, honey, brown, true sapphire, amethyst, and turquoise.

FreshLook COLORBLENDS are bi-weekly contact lenses meant to be replaced every other week. They still need to be removed and cleaned nightly.

  • Material
    – Phemfilcon A (45% polymer)
  • Manufacturer
    – Alcon
  • Water content
    – 55%
  • Oxygen transmissibility
    – 20 Dk/t
  • Features
    – 3-in-1 Color Technology
    – Available in 12 beautiful colors
    – Can be prescribed with or without vision correction
    – Designed to fit comfortably on the eye
    – Breathable
  • Lenses per box
    – 2 lenses per box
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4) FreshLook Colors

FreshLook Colors are designed to make your eyes appear brighter without completely changing their natural color. Choose from four subtle yet stunning colors with which to level up your day-to-day look: violet, green, blue, and hazel.

  • Material
    – Phemfilcon A (45% polymer)
  • Manufacturer
    – Alcon
  • Water content
    – 55%
  • Oxygen transmissibility
    – 20 Dk/t
  • Features
    – 3-in-1 iris pattern
    – Available in 4 eye-striking shades
    – Can be prescribed with or without vision correction
    – Designed to fit comfortably on the eye
    – Breathable
  • Lenses per box
    – 6 lenses per box

FAQs About Colored Contacts

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  • Are colored contacts safe to wear?
    Yes, it is safe to wear FDA-approved colored contacts that are prescribed to you and fitted by your ECP. Colored contacts are just as safe as regular contacts, as long as they are handled and cleaned properly.
  • How long can I wear colored contacts?
    The length of time you can wear colored contacts varies by brand. Some colored contacts can only be worn for one day, while others can be worn daily for two to four weeks before they need to be replaced. If in doubt, follow the wearing schedule recommended by your ECP.
  • How much do colored contacts cost?
    Most colored contacts have an online advertised selling price ranging between $65 to $95 per box (per eye), with each box lasting you for three months. On Lens.com, you can get colored contacts at much lower prices after rebates. Note that taxes and fees vary by seller and can change over time.
  • Can I wear colored contacts after LASIK?
    You can wear colored contact lenses after LASIK only if your eyes have fully healed. Most LASIK surgeons recommend waiting two to six months after LASIK before wearing contact lenses. Consult with your ECP or LASIK surgeon for further guidance.
  • Can I get colored contacts with astigmatism?
    Yes, you can get colored contacts with astigmatism. However, there are limited options. Avaira Vitality Toric by CooperVision is available on Lens.com as an option for colored contact lenses with astigmatism. At your next fitting, ask your ECP whether you can consider getting regular colored contact lenses if the level of correction needed is not too high.
  • Can I wear colored contact lenses every day?
    Yes, you can wear colored contact lenses every day if you prefer as long as you are wearing lenses that have been correctly prescribed and you strictly adhere to the wearing schedule recommended by your ECP. However, it would be best to give your eyes a break from wearing contacts every few days for better oxygen flow.
  • Where can I get colored contacts?
    Colored contacts are available to purchase online with a prescription at Lens.com.

Wrapping Up

Colored contact lenses come in a few varieties. There are those that only subtly enhance your eye color, and those that transform your natural eye color completely. FreshLook Colors belong to the first group, while Expressions Colors, FreshLook COLORBLENDS, and AIR OPTIX COLORS belong to the second group.

If you’re looking to try colored contacts for the first time, use this list as a guide and consult with your ECP for more information. Be sure to only use colored contacts that are FDA-approved. Rest assured that all of the colored contacts listed above are FDA-approved and are currently available for purchase at Lens.com.