Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I wear the lenses?

Custom Color Contacts are daily wear contact lenses and can be comfortably worn for normal waking hours. These lenses are not to be worn as extended wear or overnight wear. They require proper care and handling and are treated no differently than any other contact lens.

Do I have to come to NYC for the examination, fitting and color selection?

We have over 20 years of experience, providing this specialty custom color contact lens. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of our expertise and arrange a convenient time for a consultation and examination to be fit exactly to your individual specifications in NYC (63 W. 49th St. 800-598-2020).
We will however, accept your doctor's measurements in the event you cannot travel to NYC for Prosthetic lenses only.
ALL COSMETIC PATIENTS must be examined and fit in NYC.

Can you tint or color a lens sent to Custom Color Contacts?

Our custom color bonded opaque lens designs (changing the color dramatically from darker eyes to lighter eyes) are only supplied by Custom Color Contacts. We cannot accept a lens from you to opaque. We do, however, offer a lens tinting service to lightly tint transparent colors, if you have a lighter eye and want to overlap to match coloring. In some cases, we can accept an outside lens to tint, depending on the lens material.

What powers are available?

We can put any prescription + or - on a custom lens. We cannot put any astigmatic prescription in the lens.

What is the warranty?

Custom Color Contacts are custom made lenses specifically designed for each patient. There are NO REFUNDS. In the event that a lens is grossly off in color, we will replace the lens. Ripping is not considered a reason for us to replace a lens at no charge.

How long will a lens last?

When properly cared for with the suggested solutions, we’ve found that the lenses last approximately 1-2 years. We strongly recommend that each patient have a back-up or replacement lens on hand, in the case of an emergency.

How long does it take to manufacture the lens?

Each lens is custom made to a patient’s exact measurements. Depending on the lens design and other individual circumstances, lenses are typically available in 8-10 weeks (and sometimes sooner).

How do I know what color is best for me when choosing a cosmetic lens?

Our experienced staff will choose lenses with the perfect iris coloring to complement your hair and skin tones. Our large color lens inventory can also be used to help identify the best possible coloring during your consultation and fitting. In addition, there are many different lens details that we can choose from, such as subtle variations of iris flecks and limbal rings, to make the eye look larger or more pronounced.

Are these lenses safe and FDA approved?

We are the only FDA approved company in the U.S. that provides color bonded, hand painted lens designs. Our lenses conform to all regulations and we use non-toxic FDA approved dyes to insure safe prosthetic, cosmetic and special effect lenses.