Enlargement Effect – How big do I want my eyes to look like?
Diameter serves as a good base to understand how big is the circle lens and its coverage to your iris. However, it is the limbal ring, the black outer ring of the lens, contributing to the enlargement effect of a circle lens. Some circle lens has relatively small diameter but their enlargement effect is HUGE thanks to the limbal ring. In short, don’t shop for diameter only, but look at the limbal ring design at the same time.
Color Vibrancy Effect – Does my eyes pop? Does my eye catch attention?
With the coloring effect, some lens is more noticeable (sharp) than the other in catching attention. Most of the circle lens will show vibrant color if taken with camera flash or under the perfect lighting. A high level of vibrancy means that the lens is very noticeable even in room lighting or natural lighting. Basically, if you are walking on the street, everyone will be looking at you, that’s vibrant lens!
Natural Effect – Does my lens look natural?
Circle lenses seldom have all natural, vibrant and enlargement effect at the same time. Lenses with higher level of enlargement effect or vibrancy effect, they are less natural for certain. Please keep in mind when choosing a natural-looking lens, you are best advised to go for lenses without limbal ring or the color is not vibrant, and most importantly, blending well with your natural iris color. Colored Contacts is the way to go!