In the quest to achieve striking cinematic experiences, many actors are required to wear movie contact lenses. For some, a specific eye color or design is chosen to stay true to the original material, for example, a book or comic book. For horror movies, creepy contact lenses are often used to completely disconnect the actors from their human form or to show that a character has been infected by a zombie virus. For others, it can enhance the world that is being created for fantasy genres. 

While some celebrities report struggling to wear movie colored contact lenses, often those who have hired an optometrist have the most success. It is important to note that often the golden rules of contact lens wear are broken and thus problems occur, for example, wearing the contact lenses for too long (especially if they are sclera lenses), or not getting the contact lenses fitted.