Guide to Brown Contacts

guide to brown contact lenses

Brown is a popular contact lens color for people wanting warm, cocoa colored eyes. Even if your eyes are brown already, brown contacts can intensify or darken the color you already have. Brown lenses are always opaques, meaning they mask the natural eye color. Sometimes a bit of your natural eye color will show through around the pupil hole or the outer ring of the iris.

Popular Brown Contacts

These brown contacts are the highlight colors from the major brands. If you’re looking for lighter shades, we recommend looking at honey colored contacts. Check out our guide to honey here.

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Popular: Freshlook Colorblends Brown, Acuvue Chestnut Brown, Triple Color Brown, Splash Brown Bombshell, Freshlook Colors Brown


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  • Freshlook Colorblends Brown: Warm brown. Unique blending of three colors in one lens to create a subtle, natural looking eye.
  • Acuvue 2 Colors Chestnut Brown: Comfortable color that uses the same Acuvue 2 lens design.
  • Triple Color Brown: Three colors, with the lightest tone surrounding the center pupil hole. A dark outer ring accentuates the iris. Only available in Plano (0.00 power). Non-corrective.
  • Freshlook Colors Brown: Unlike Colorblends, which blends three colors together, Freshlook Colors is a solid color lens.

How to Get a Prescription for Brown Colored Contacts

Like regular or clear contact lenses, a prescription is required for colored contacts in the United States under the Federal Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act. If you are from Canada or elsewhere, you may not be subject to the same consumer laws. However, we strongly suggest that you be fitted for color contacts by an eye care practitioner.

If a non-U.S. manufacturer or retailer does not require a prescription from you, you should still get an eye exam and be properly fitted for contact lenses. Even if you want colored lenses just for the cosmetic effect, a prescription is mandatory in the U.S.

Where to Buy Green Contacts

There are lots of places to buy contacts online, but we recommend AC Lens for all the major brands. You can easily find the lenses you’re looking for, and read reviews from customers on what they thought worked and what didn’t. Their customer service and best price policy are also great incentives. Head on over and to see for yourself.

Let Us Know What You Think!

What’s your favorite brown contact lens? Let us know! Leave a comment and tell us which lenses you love and why. Even if you’ve never tried wearing contacts we’re happy to get feedback about this page and our website. Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Jesma Devi says

    Hi there, I’m checking to see if you have non prescription colored contact lenses preferly in the shade browns. Will be waiting for your reply, thanks.

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