Q19. What are novelty contact lenses?

A19. This is the name for a type of contact lens which is worn for cosmetic reasons or for fun. This includes contacts as part of fancy dress, lenses for special effects for films and the theatre and those which are worn at nightclubs/parties.

These lenses are designed to be worn to enhance the appearance rather than any corrective or medical application. They come in a range of colours and designs, e.g. smiley faces and are worn for short periods of time only.

Find out more about novelty lenses in our types of contact lenses section.


Contact lenses FAQs

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