Blind & Sclera Lenses, No Pupil Solid Lens, Blackout Contacts UK (2023)

Perfect for Halloween, Cosplay or any occasion where you want to dial up the freak factor, blind contact lenses are the ideal way to totally transform your look in the blink of an eye! However, be aware that you may give yourself a fright too as they do cover the pupil and therefore significantly limit vision.

Before you purchase these coloured contacts, make sure that you fully understand the nature of blind effect contact lenses.

  • These lenses cover both the pupil and iris in a colour pigment. The pupil is the part of the eye that creates a visual picture. If no light is entering the eye and your view is being obstructed by a coloured lens, you will not be able to see.
  • Blind Contacts do exactly that – leave you with no vision. Although you may be able to detect light and shapes, your vision will certainly be impaired.
  • Blind Contact Lenses No Vision must never be worn while driving.

The iris needs to have a clear pupil hole in order to see clearly. If you would like to have full vision while wearing coloured contact lenses, please choose a style from our other costume designs which do have a clear hole for the pupil.

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We usually recommend that if you would like to wear blind contact lenses Halloween as part of your next costume, to try just using a single lens in one eye and leaving the other eye free to see. These lenses are specialist SFX lenses but you can still have plenty of fun if you fully understand the effect that they will have on your vision. The no vision contact lenses are ideal for creating eerie effects on your next photoshoot but you will definitely need someone else on hand to help you take your photos and to help you out while you are wearing the lenses.

Make sure you are experienced at removing contact lenses so that you can calmly remove your lenses while having no vision once you have finished your photoshoot.

Contact lenses are a super fun way to switch up your style, but they must be used responsibly. So, even if you do not require glasses or corrective contact lenses, you must consult an optometrist before wearing coloured lenses. This is an essential step, as your optometrist will perform a professional fitting to check that your lenses are suitable and ensure that you understand good aftercare procedures.

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There's no better way to up the ante on a show-stopping fancy dress costume than with some blind contact lenses, the ideal way to take your look from normal to nightmarish in an instant. Ideal for completing any creepy costume or adding an unexpectedly macabre twist to an everyday ensemble, blind full eye contact lenses are guaranteed to attract attention!

If opaque contact lenses blind are not for you then we have plenty of other similar styles that you are sure to love for Halloween. Styles such as our White Zombie and Black Halloween lenses have a clear pupil hole but will also allow you to enjoy a pigmented iris.

Sensory deprivation contact lenses

If you are looking for contact lenses that give no vision in order to experience sensory deprivation then you may enjoy the Blind White Contact Lenses as these offer the most coverage. However, it is important to note that these costume contact lenses are designed for fashion use and are not intended to be used for sensory deprivation therefore some light and shapes may still show through, particularly with the Blackout Contact Lenses No Vision.

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Blind Contact Lenses Review

Here’s what some of our affiliates have to say about the Blind Lenses that they have tested.

  • @rupsashan wearing our Red Blind Lenses - "These will impair your vision! They’re not meant to be for seeing out of, just for the effect!"
  • @makeupmadhouse wearing our White Blind Lenses - "These lenses are so gorgeous and really comfortable (I couldn’t feel them at all!) I needed help taking photos for this look since I couldn’t see, but it was completely worth it for the results."

Types of Blind Effect Contact Lenses:

  • White Blind Contact Lenses
  • Blackout Contact Lenses
  • Alternative Blind Contact Lenses: Red Blind, Grey Blind, Mesh & Screen

If you think that you would prefer lenses that do have a pupil hole, here are the equivalent lenses WITH pupil hole to look out for. Many of these styles are available in a variety of durations and in non-prescription or prescription variations:

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  • White Halloween Zombie Coloured Contacts
  • Black Halloween Coloured Contacts
  • Red Blood Coloured Contacts
  • Grey Undead Coloured Contacts

Wearing white out contact lenses does give a cool effect to all kinds of Halloween costumes but when it comes to Black Blind Lenses, the effect is very similar to the Black Halloween Lenses as your pupil is already dark in colour.

There are plenty of ways to have fun with blind contact lenses no pupil but it is important to be aware of the effect that these lenses will have due to their pigmented pupil. If you have read all the information, and have carefully chosen how and when to use your blind effect lenses then we are sure you will have a great time experimenting with these specialist SFX coloured contacts. Why not check out our video included with each product to see what your vision might look like while you are wearing your blind contact lenses?

Add your blind contact lenses to your next horror photoshoot for truly terrifying results that are sure to look super creepy! Plenty of our affiliates have used our blind effect contact lenses and absolutely loved the results but they did need help to take pictures while wearing the lenses or needed to set up their camera before inserting the blind coloured contacts.

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Once you have finished applying your Halloween makeup, we would recommend putting in a single blind effect lens and closing the other eye so you can test the effect of the lenses on your vision before inserting the second lens.


Can you see with blackout contact lenses? ›

The Beauty Of Blackout Contact Lenses

You might ask yourself “Will I be able to see properly?” The answer is an absolute YES.

Can you see out of blind black contact lenses? ›

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the style of these lenses and how they cover the pupil, they offer 20% vision. You will not be able to see clearly out of these lenses. Do not wear these while performing any tasks that require clear vision.

How long can you wear black scleral lenses in a day? ›

Most people can comfortably wear scleral contact lenses for up to 12 to 14 hours at a time. The best time to remove the lenses is approximately an hour before going to sleep. If your lenses fog up in the middle of the day, it's best to remove them at that time.

Can you see with sclera contacts? ›

Scleral contact lenses effectively vault over the surface of the cornea so that you can see clearly, and the contacts do not slip or move.

Why are sclera lenses banned? ›

In 2005, after reports of them causing eye injuries and infections, the FDA classified all contact lenses as medical devices and restricted their distribution to licensed eye care professionals, effectively banning sales of non-prescription contact lenses.

Are black sclera contacts uncomfortable? ›

Since scleral contact lenses do not rest on the cornea directly, they are often more comfortable to wear. The sclera, where they do rest, is a less sensitive area of the eye. Scleral contact lenses can also help to protect the eye from irritants and promote healing of the cornea after trauma or surgery.

Can you be too blind to wear contacts? ›

You should be able to wear contact lenses. It sounds like you might be wearing glasses that either are very highly minus for the treatment of high myopia or very highly plus for the treatment of high hyperopia.

What is considered legally blind contacts? ›

To be considered legally blind, your vision will need to be 20/200 or worse while wearing your lenses, or you must meet the visual field criteria. Your doctor will also need to be able to show that this condition has been present for 12 months or more or that it is likely to continue for at least 12 months.

How long can you wear blackout contacts? ›

Wear them for one night only. Most special effect halloween colored contact lenses are only FDA approved to be worn for one night and should not be worn while sleeping. Take them off when you take off your costume before going to bed.

What can you not do with scleral lenses? ›

What Not To Do When Using Scleral Contact Lenses
  • DON'T sleep with your lenses on. Since your eyes are closed when you sleep, debris that is typically flushed by your tears can collect on or around your lenses. ...
  • DON'T use fluids other than the solution prescribed by your doctor. ...
  • DON'T wear your lenses for too long.
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What happens if you fall asleep with scleral lenses? ›

Sleeping in your scleral lenses can cause the tear layer behind the lens to become stagnant, increasing the risk of eye infections. It is advisable to reduce any risk to the surface of the eye especially since most patients wearing scleral lenses have compromised and complex eyes.

Can I take a shower with scleral lenses? ›

Can I shower with my lenses? You should avoid showering with lenses because shower water is not sterile and could introduce bacteria into the lens.

How many hours can I wear scleral lenses? ›

Many patients who wear scleral lenses are able to wear them for 12-14 hours daily. Some patients may need to remove the lenses, clean them, and reapply them with fresh saline periodically throughout the course of the day in order to maintain the best possible vision and comfort..

How much does it cost to get a scleral lens? ›

At Eye Society, the average cost for Scleral Lenses is $2,500 which includes the fitting. They are typically three to four times more expensive than regular contact lenses because they are custom-fitted, and may need to help correct a variety of eye issues.

Can you drive with scleral lenses? ›

Scleral lenses reduce glare

If you're struggling with excessive glare—for example, when driving at night—scleral lenses can correct the problem. These lenses have very large optic zones that remain in place all day long, minimizing glare and halos around lights.

Can scleral lenses make vision worse? ›

The real danger of Scleral Lens Abuse can be a total loss of vision. If your eye changes radically between appointments, the effects can be much worse than if we catch it early. The shape of the cornea could change to a point where we cannot correct it with lenses.

Who is a good candidate for scleral lenses? ›

You are a good candidate for scleral lenses if you have moderate to a severe case of astigmatism and you didn't see very well when you used GP or soft contacts. The liquid under scleral lenses can mask astigmatism. Scleral lenses are stable because they have a semi-sealed fit and a large diameter.

Why are black contacts banned? ›

Illegal Colored Contact Lenses Are Not Safe

It's illegal to sell these lenses in the United States. They aren't FDA-approved and can cause serious damage to your eyes within hours. Your eye has a unique shape, so these one-size lenses won't fit your eye correctly.

Can you cry with scleral lenses? ›

It's safe to cry with your contacts in as long as you avoid touching your eyes. Rubbing or wiping one of your eyes could wrinkle or fold your contact lens, dislodge it from the cornea and cause it to get stuck under the upper eyelid.

Do scleral lens break easily? ›

Scleral lenses are made of a strong polymer which resists damage in normal wearing circumstances. It is very rare for a lens to break in your eye unless something hits your eye or your removal technique is incorrect/very forceful.

Are scleral lenses hard to put in? ›

These rigid gas permeable contacts have a very wide diameter that extends completely over the corneal surface, which makes them comfortable and effective for people with irregular corneas. At the beginning, many of our patients with scleral lenses find these contact lenses tricky to insert and remove.

Why can't you wear contact lenses in the shower? ›

Shower water can cause soft contact lenses to change shape, swell, and even stick to the eye. This is pretty uncomfortable, and can scratch the cornea, which makes it easier for germs to enter the eye and cause infection.

How blind is too blind for contacts? ›

First: What does it mean to be "legally blind?" In most states, if you have distance visual acuity less than 20/200 that is not correctable with glasses/contact lenses, you are legally considered to be "severely visually handicapped" (which used to be called "legally blind").

What is the difference between blind and legally blind? ›

Legally blind means a person has a corrected vision of 20/200 in their best-seeing eye. If visual aids such as glasses can correct a person's vision to 20/20, they are not considered legally blind. Totally blind refers to a complete loss of sight.

What eyesight is legally blind UK? ›

Visual acuity of less than 3 / 60 with a full visual field.

How do you declare legally blind? ›

Translation: If you wear your glasses or contacts (or both) and then are measured on an eye chart as seeing 20/200 or less, or if the width of vision for both your eyes totals an arc of 20 degrees or less, you are legally blind according to this federal definition.

Can scleral lenses make dry eye worse? ›

Jedlicka noted that while scleral lenses treat corneal symptoms and disease, the lens can potentially lead to increased visual problems, especially in the case of dry eye disease.

Can you lose your eyesight from wearing contacts too long? ›

Symptoms from the infection including eye pain, redness and blurred vision that can last for weeks or months, and can cause vision loss or blindness if left untreated. Leaving contact lenses in the eyes for too long increases the risk of eye infections. The contact lens prevents the cornea from getting enough oxygen.

How often do you change scleral lenses? ›

Patients can expect their scleral lenses to last about the same length as other rigid lenses, which is anywhere between 1 and 3 years. The longevity of your lenses depends on a few factors, like: If lenses are carefully handled and kept clean. If lenses remain properly-fitted, comfortable, and provide clear vision.

How long do you wear scleral lenses for the first time? ›

It may take between 5 to 10 days before they settle in completely. Scleral lenses provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses, especially for sensitive eyes or irregularly shaped corneas.

How do you store scleral lenses overnight? ›

If you intend to store a pair of scleral lenses for a while and not wear them, the most hygienic way to store them is dry inside a contact lens case. If you intend to wear them again, simply clean and soak them, ideally overnight, before wearing them.

Do scleral lenses touch the cornea? ›

Scleral lenses are comfortable

First, they do not make contact with the cornea: instead, they rest on the sclera and form a dome over the cornea. Second, this dome acts as a reservoir for tears and saline solution, helping your eyes to stay hydrated and comfortable throughout the day.

Are scleral lenses hard or soft? ›

Scleral contact lenses are hard and larger than your cornea. They rest on the sclera, the whites of your eyes. Being gas permeable, they allow oxygen to reach your cornea and are better for eye health. They give better vision and can be used for longer periods.

Do scleral lenses hurt? ›

Do scleral lenses hurt? If they are fit correctly, they should not hurt. In fact, if your lens is fit appropriately, you'll find you can keep your eyes open for much longer due to the fluid hydrating the tissue, you'll never lose a staring contest again.

Are scleral lenses better than glasses? ›

Scleral lenses are larger in diameter than traditional lenses. The larger lens provides a wider visual field, resulting in greater depth and peripheral perception. It also keeps out environmental debris and doesn't fog up the way eyeglasses do.

How do you remove a scleral lens without a plunger? ›

If you are not using a plunger, place fingers on your upper and lower eyelids next to your eyelashes. Break the seal by pushing your lower eyelid under the edge of the lens. The lens will pop out. Catch it with a towel.

How do people afford scleral lenses? ›

If you have medical or vision insurance, they may contribute toward the cost of scleral lenses. Some insurance companies such as VSP or Eyemed will reimburse eye doctors quite well for scleral lenses, and many offices accept this insurance for scleral lenses.

How do you get fitted for scleral lenses? ›

Scleral lenses are fit based on sagittal height, not base curve. First, locate the steepest point of the cornea, as the goal of the fitting is to vault over the cornea without causing corneal bearing. Data from topography can help determine if the corneal shape is prolate, oblate or asymmetric.

Can I order scleral lenses online? ›

Scleral contact lenses are not something that can be bought out of a box or ordered online. They have to be custom designed and engineered for each person individually.

Can you see normally through colored contacts? ›

Colored contacts only have so much room to allow your pupil to expand. The transparent center of the lens can only be so big. Your pupil will continue to expand, but your vision will be blocked by the colored portion of the contact.

Can you see through color contacts? ›

Since the iris is, in fact, made up of colorful shapes and lines, some colored contact lenses mimic this to give an even more authentic look. Of course, the center of the lens, which covers the pupil, is clear so the wearer can actually see through them.

What is visibility tinted contact lenses? ›

Visibility Tinted Contact Lenses are lightly tinted (i.e., they contain only a small-amount of dye). Wearing them will not alter the natural color of your eyes. The tint allows you to quickly find contact lenses in your lens case or if you accidentally drop your lenses while inserting or removing them.

Can you take a nap in scleral lenses? ›

Can I wear scleral lenses continuously or sleep while wearing my scleral lenses? In General, most eye care providers recommend that you remove scleral lenses before sleeping. Stagnation of the tear layer behind the lens could lead to a higher risk of eye infection.

How often do you need to replace scleral lenses? ›

Patients can expect their scleral lenses to last about the same length as other rigid lenses, which is anywhere between 1 and 3 years. The longevity of your lenses depends on a few factors, like: If lenses are carefully handled and kept clean. If lenses remain properly-fitted, comfortable, and provide clear vision.

Do scleral lenses come in colors? ›

Colored Lenses: Blue, Grey, Green Color Contacts | Sclera-Lenses.

Why do my colored contacts move when I blink? ›

Does your contact lens feel like it's moving around in your eye? It may mean your lens does not fit your eye properly. If your lens is too loose on your eye, or if the diameter or base curve is not accurate, it can cause an increased awareness of your lenses, especially when you blink.

Can you put 2 contacts in the same eye? ›

Can you have multiple contacts in your eye and not know? ANSWER: Yes, we can verify this is possible.

What is most attractive eye color? ›

Instead, gray eyes topped the chart with an average rating of 7.4, followed by blue and green eyes each scoring an average of 7.3. When broken down by gender, men ranked gray, blue, and green eyes as the most attractive, while women said they were most attracted to green, hazel, and gray eyes.

Can you see out of white sclera contacts? ›

Can you see through white contacts? Yes. As long as the contacts don't cover your pupil, your vision will be impaired minimally, if at all.

How do you get fitted for colored contacts? ›

If you really want colored contacts for Halloween or for anything else, then you need to visit the eye doctor to get properly fitted for them. Your eye doctor will make sure that the lenses are the color you want, have FDA approval, and will fit your eyes.

Can you get tinted contact lenses like sunglasses? ›

What Are Tinted Contact Lenses? Based on a very similar concept to the prescription tinted glasses, the new tinted contact lens contains a photochromic additive that adapts the amount of visible light filtered to the eye, based on the amount of UV light to which the user is exposed to.

What contact color is right for me? ›

If you have difficulty deciding on a shade for your contact lenses, try coordinating your eye color with your hair color. Blonde hair looks great with blue, violet or gray eyes. Red hair pairs well with green and gray eye colors. Hazel and brown work well for brunettes, while green and brown are perfect for black hair.

What lens tint is best? ›

Brown – These lenses are good in everyday conditions, because they enhance contrast and work well in low-light conditions. Blue – Blues enhance your color perception while reducing glare. They are trendier and considered more aesthetically pleasing. Green – Green lenses are best for general purposes.


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