Common questions

Do colored contacts need a prescription?

Do colored contacts need a prescription?

An entertainment industry artist from American Horror Story and the FDA confirm decorative contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all—and require a prescription from a licensed eye doctor. Get an eye exam from a licensed eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist), even if you feel your vision is perfect.

Can you get colored contacts without going to the doctor?

No, you cannot legally buy contact lenses in the United States without a current, valid prescription. Here’s why: The FDA (responsible for the safety of our food and drugs) categorizes contact lenses as prescription medical devices, not to be sold over-the-counter without a prescription.

Can you use regular contact prescription for colored contacts?

Yes, you need a contact lens prescription to purchase colored contacts legally in the United States. This is true even for plano (“non-prescription”) colored contacts that have no power for vision correction and are intended for cosmetic purposes only.

Can I wear colored contacts all day?

How long can you wear colored contacts in a day? You can wear colored contacts for the same length of time each day that you’d wear standard daily wear lenses. Keep in mind that you need to visit an eye doctor to get a prescription and fitting for colored contacts, even if you’re getting them only for cosmetic reasons.

Is it OK to wear colored contacts everyday?

Colored contacts are safe to use and can be used daily if you prefer. If you need a prescription for contacts, colored contacts can also be made into a prescription version so that you can get the best of both worlds.

How long can I wear colored contacts?

Colored Contact Lenses can last anywhere from 1 Day to 1 Year after you break the seal. But it depends on the specific brand/lenses you’re using! Some last longer than others. You’ll need to refer to the packaging your contact lenses came in to understand exactly when your colored contacts will expire.

What are the best non prescription colored contacts?

Some of our best non prescription colored contacts include the Blue Mystic Two Tone Contact Lenses and the Black Halloween Colored Contact Lenses so, as you can see, whatever style you are after Colored Contacts proves a popular place to shop.

How can you get contact lenses without a prescription?

Contact Lenses Without a Prescription. As long as you are happy that your current prescription is correct, you can buy contact lenses online without a prescription from

Can you buy contact lenses without a prescription?

To purchase Contact Lenses from a U.S. based contact lens supplier or company you will need a valid prescription. Essentially, due to the “Contact Lens Rule”, Contact lenses are classified as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and cannot be bought legally in the United States without a valid prescription.

Where can you buy contact lenses without a prescription?

You can buy contact lenses without a prescription from the USA when you shop online at Please note, your order will be placed in British Pounds (GBP) and converted into US Dollars depending on the exchange rate at the time.