1. If you want to wear contact lenses, see an eye doctor first. Even if you don’t need to correct your vision, you still need to know how to handle your lenses, and you’ll want to be sure your eyes are healthy enough to wear lenses. You should also see your eye doctor after you get the lenses if possible, because they can check the fit to make sure you won’t damage your eyes.
2. I purchased these lenses myself. However, the website I bought them from (solution-lens.com) has a promotion where if you review their lenses they will send you a free pair. This will not affect my review (they don’t say free lenses only for GOOD reviews) but I thought in the interest of full disclosure I would mention it up front. Also, it’s a darn nice offer which you might also want to take advantage of!
I had some circle lenses a couple years ago, and they were really pretty but the company I had ordered them from went away, and I just never really bothered getting more. Recently I found myself really wishing I had some again, so I went looking for a good deal.
Eventually, I found solution-lens.com.
The first thing that made me choose this site over the others I looked at was the free shipping. Then I saw they had a deal where if you buy two pairs you get a third free! Sold!
I really liked how many ways you can sort the lens options (color, size, brand, etc) because it made it super easy to find what I wanted. I wanted Geo, because they are a well known and trusted company, and I wanted the biggest lenses I could get! There were clear images of the lenses, and usually a picture of the lenses on a model. I would have liked there to have been pictures of several models with different natural eye colors, or at least some models with light eyes, because my eyes are light and it can be hard to figure out if the lenses will look natural on light eyes. However, the pictures of the lenses turned out to be very true to color so it worked out fine.
The products were shipped out really quickly, and I anticipated getting my lenses very soon. I wasn’t counting on the five day hang-up in customs. Thanks to that it took a while for the package to get here, but I didn’t really mind since it was fully trackable (USPS), and I hadn’t paid for the shipping anyway. 😉
Here’s the package:
I love the chicken stickers on the envelope!!!
Inside, I found everything to be very well packed.
Lots of bubble wrap. I loved the little woven box it came in too! I’m not sure what I’m going to use it for, but it’s too pretty not to use!
Each pair of lenses came with its own free case, all different colors.
I was happy to find there were surprises in the package too! There was not only the pen, which writes in blue or black depending which ear you click, but also a super cute pair of earrings!
I’m horribly allergic to nickel, so I was all set to be bummed that I couldn’t wear the earrings, but to my delight they are actually nylon! Yay!!!
An instruction sheet was included as well, but if you’ve had contact lenses there isn’t much new information there.
I bought three pair of lenses, but today I will only be reviewing the purple since I don’t want to open them all at once.
One of the reasons I like Geo’s lenses is because they have a system to insure you have received genuine lenses. You scratch off the silver part from the sticker, and input the code on their website, and it tells you if the lenses are authentic or not. Since I value my eyes, I like to be sure I am getting the high quality lenses I expect, and not some sketchy knock-offs.
Here are the lenses in the bottle. They are a 15mm lens with a dark limbal ring, a pretty purple color, and a small amount of brown around the center to blend the color better with your natural eye color.
Last night I washed the case I planned to use with antibacterial soap, put in some fresh lens fluid, and opened up the lenses. You will need to soak them for 8 hours minimum before you wear them, so don’t just stick them straight in your eye.
Opening the bottles is a little tricky. You have to lift the plastic cap and use it to break the aluminum seal. This is a very secure seal, which is great, but opening them is hard. I couldn’t get the cap to pull up without using a tool (I used a metal nail file.) to pry it loose. Then, when you break the aluminum seal, it leaves a really sharp edge, which I usually manage to cut myself on. Be careful.
Today, having soaked the lenses overnight, I decided to try them on. I expected them to be a little uncomfortable, because the last pair I had was difficult to get used to. I was pleasantly surprised! I found these lenses to be extremely comfortable immediately, even though I haven’t worn contacts for over a year. I don’t know if Geo has improved their lenses since the last time I ordered, or if the last ones were fake, but these were as comfortable as any lens I’ve ever worn! Another pleasant surprise was how natural they looked. My previous pair was really dark, and without makeup they looked really scary! These looked beautiful, like I just happened to have HUGE purple eyes.
I love how BIG my eyes look with them in!
Here’s the difference between wearing the lens and my normal eye. I wouldn’t call them subtle exactly, but it’s the most natural circle lenses I’ve ever tried.
Next, I wanted to see how they looked with makeup. I chose a green eyeshadow quad to enhance the purple.
I took some in full daylight, and a couple in dimmer lighting as well.
I am 100% in LOVE with these lenses!
Here’s a close up of the lens on my eye.
You can see that it blends beautifully with my natural color, even close up.
These lenses are everything I wanted: natural looking, but still with a strong enlarging effect. The price was really decent, and solution-lens.com did a great job packing and shipping my order. I am already planning what lenses to order next! (hmmm…7 pairs for $99 or 15 pairs for $199…) I highly recommend this site, and I suggest that you take advantage of the giveaways they offer. In addition to the free lenses for posting reviews, there is also a giveaway for people who want to win lenses without buying any first, so go check it out!
The link for the giveaway is here
Do you have circle lenses? If so, which are your favorites? Let me know in the comments!
UPDATE: I received my free lenses today. I thought I would just get the lenses in a padded envelope, but they actually came with a lens case, another pen, and some pink glitter teddy bear earrings in a smaller version of the box my first order came in! Yay!