We have reviewed request no. 2973 for the year 2005 which includes the following:
What is the ruling of using corrective contact lenses for both males and females? Taking into account that contact lenses can be colored, does wearing them deceive the viewer, fall under tampering with God’s creation, or exposing adornment to other than one's mahrams?
It is legally permissible to wear [colored] contact lenses as described above since it does not entail deceiving the onlooker; it is considered analogous to kohl which is a permissible external adornment.
Also, wearing colored contact lenses does not entail changing God’s creation because they are analogous to dying the hair; the only difference between them is that the eyes are part of the face which is permissible to reveal, while it is impermissible to uncover the hair except in front of mahrams (unmarriageable kin) and husband.
Based on the above, colored contact lenses are not among the unlawful adornments. God Most High knows best.
God the Almighty knows best.