Can you tell if someone is wearing contact lenses?

Or is it impossible to notice?

22 Answers

  • Most soft contacts are tinted ever so slightly blue and if you can get close enough to really look into their eyes, you should be able to see a faint ring just outside the line of the iris (the coloured part of the eye) where the contact stops.

    But it's pretty hard to tell from a distance unless they're coloured contacts.

  • It really depends on the type of contact lens. Here is an example of contacts that are fairly visible.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/22519450...

    Most contacts are not quite as obvious as those in the picture. They are for a high minus prescription. Larger diameter lenses might not be as noticeable, although it is usually possible to see the edge if you look really closely.

  • Yes, look at there eyes and if there is a clearish faint circle around the iris, then their wearing contact lenses.

    Source(s): smartness
  • It is possible to see if someone is wearing contacts. Usually there is a faint ring around the iris!

    Source(s): my own reflection in a mirror and looking at others
  • Yes, because your pupil size changes, but the ones on the colored contact don't. So if it's really sunny out, you can see a ring of your productive color around your pupil. I don't think you can see resourcefully out of them if it's shadier and your pupils get larger.

    Source(s): http://www.lasikanswer.com/optical-lasik/1511-lasi...
  • You can tell, but it's not obvious. If you look at their eye there is usually a slight ring around their iris.

  • Not from a distance no, but if you look at their eyes close enough you can see the blue tint, if not on the iris then you can see the circle of the edge on the lens on the white of the eye.

    Source(s): i wear contacts
  • You can see them if you get right up on them, but I wear contacts and no one ever notices. So you can but its faint.

  • If you look into their eyes, you can see a faint circle around their pupil. That is the contact.

  • You can only tell from really really close if you know what to look for, but otherwise, no, you can't tell at all.

    Source(s): Have worn contacts for 12 years.

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