I had never ever worn contact lenses before. As a child I was actually really scared of eyedrops or anything at all going into my eyes, though that's something I have gotten over as an adult.
I was pretty nervous to try these, but I really wanted to see how they looked. Circle lenses fascinate me, I love how they can really alter your look in an uncanny way. Even when people know you're wearing lenses they can't help but be effected - we have some really deep-seated brain programming when it comes to other humans and their eyes. I'm sure I'm not the only person who, consciously or otherwise, judges people by their eyes. Someone who has "cold eyes" is someone I instinctively distrust, fair or not.
So.. messing with your eyes is no small thing!
If you're wondering what the heck a "circle lens" is, it's a coloured contact lens that extends the size of the coloured part of your eye. these ones are 15mm, I have seen them up to 18mm in size. Basically they make your eye look bigger, so you get a really wide-eyed look.
So, how'd I go with these?
I read the instructions carefully, and after a bit of fiddling around, I got these into my eyes with very little trouble. On one side I couldn't feel the lens at all, it was as though it wasn't even there, and on the other eye, I could tell it was there, but it wasn't an unpleasant sensation, certainly not painful or even annoying - I was just aware of the lens' presence.
The difference these made.. well, you can see for yourself. Even though these were pretty close to my natural colour (when my eyes are being blue), the extra size made for a really different look.
|Above - my usual eyes|
Below - with lenses in
We were sent a few different colours of these, so expect more reviews in due course.
I love the idea of having red eyes or all-black, if I could find these in the enlarged "circle lens" style I'd be really keen to try those.
These retail at $45 a pair, which seems very reasonable for something that has such a huge impact. If you look after them they can last up to six months or so. If you want to get your very own set of new eyes you can do that at http://www.colourvue.net.au .
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