The benefits go beyond better vision.

Color contact lenses can make patients feel a lot better about themselves, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that most patients who wore lotrafilcon B color contact lenses reported feeling happier, more attractive and more confident, Healio reports.

The study included 126 women ages 18 to 34. Many of them — 16 percent — wore the lenses strictly for cosmetic reasons.

The results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry.

Optometrist Carla Mack, director of professional and clinical support at Alcon, said the findings suggest an “opportunity for eye professionals to expand our ability to communicate and care for a patient beyond the traditional ‘how well a patient can see’ to care that impacts how a patient looks and feels.”

Read more at Healio