>>8158056 >what are prescription numbers If you don't know the basic information about contact lenses, please don't buy them. Contact lenses were made for those with eyesight problems and the numbers are prescriptions to correct your vision.
>>8158124 >missing the point entirely I was explaining to you what the numbers were. People can get them for beauty purposes but if you don't even know the absolute basic information for contacts like prescription numbers and your base curve number or even if you have astigmatism, don't buy them. You'll end up fucking up your eyes.
>>8158093 they are your prescription? how much/little your eye vision needs to be corrected, and in circle lenses this will be always be for short sightness (hence the minus sign). although if you have astigmatism you will have to look into toric lenses.
Duh. If you buy plano lenses you will see as you see without lenses on (do you get it now). But obviously YOU need to check with a doctor at least once for things like base curve etc etc... you do want to know that wearing lenses is absolutely fine for your particular set of eyes (even if "you think you see fine").
Next time don't say you have done your "research" when you obviously haven't even bothered to google how lenses work.
What are some good eye drops for dry eyes? I just visited my optometrist yesterday and put contacts in for the first time, I needed drops to get them in and for a lot afterwords because then I could feel my eyes feeling a bit dry after a bit. Like, not painful but kind of irksome. I don't know if this is normal the first few times.
I also head that in some cases regular lenses can be worn with just slight astigmatism, how can you tell if your astigmatism isnt very bad?
>>8158251 It's not that noob as a question as the other one. I If you don't have any abnormal base curve (astigmatism for example, or anything where your cornea isn't smoothly round), then yes, you could just get regular plano (non prescription) lenses and wear them with glasses.
If you go to the optometrist, you can just tell them you want to wear contacts if you don't want to tell them about circle lenses. It's the same process, really, except you have to be a little more careful with circle lenses (they're bigger = more oxygen deprivation, etc.). You can find more info about circle lenses vs regular lenses care online though.
As for your BC, yes, you could ask them. Usually they'll give you a paper with all your prescription numbers on it though (at least where I live).
It's actually sectoral heterochromia, it's the "peg" formation. Once again, a pic with no make up, but it shows it better. It's blurry, but you can make out 3 individual pegs. And thank you! Honestly I think it's one of the coolest things about my appearance, lol.
>>8158171 This is actually one of the reasons I started wearing circle lenses other than better color selection. My right iris is slightly turned more inward than my left iris and the large diameter lenses even it out slightly. Another issue I have is control of my pupil dilalation due to autonomic nervous system dysfunction so my pupils will be different sizes from time to time. One eye will be more dilated than the other and certain circle lenses cover it up the issue.
Circle lens first-timer here. Read the thread. I'm 8.6 BC Plano as I have no eye issues according to my optometrist. I've bought lenses in the past but have always been too concerned to be able to put them in no matter the tutorial I follow. Does anyone have any good tips for beginners, or black/brown natural-looking lenses for beginners? Thanks!
>>8158613 Did your optometrist not show you how to insert lenses?
There's not really any 'circle lenses for beginners' seeing that they're all pretty similar. The only thing experience will help you with is putting them in in less amount of time. How are you currently putting in your lenses? A good tip is to make sure your finger is dry (or the lenses will adhere to your finger instead of your eye) and to look slightly sideways during insertion (you'll want to blink if you look directly at something coming towards you).
>>8158093 When you see a doctor, they write you a prescription that tells the strength of the lens you need as well as how curved they should be to fit correctly. The numbers in the drop down are so that you can enter the strength the doctor prescribed for your eyes.
>>8158613 Is an issue with the lens falling out or off your finger or is it that you tense up too much upon insertion? It's the muscles around the eye's automatic reaction to clench when a foreign object is about to be inserted. You need to focus on relaxing the muscles around the eyes when inserting because if you tense up too much, the lens will fall out because it doesn't have time to slip into the right place. As other anon said, make sure your finger is dry. You can get a feel for how tense your muscles are when you open your lids with your fingers The lids should be relaxed, if you feel a resistance, just breathe and focus on unclenching them.
>>8157911 I'm pretty sure op's pic is shooped to make them look more noticeable than they'll ever show up irl. Most reviews I've seen of GEO's animation lenses are really dull and barely show up even in outdoor lighting.
>>8158199 Ask your optometrist for a eye drop rec that would work with your eyes + contacts. You should be able to tell how bad your astigmatism is based on your prescription.
>>8158251 Yah you can get plano lenses and then wear your glasses over top to see clearly I guess. But prescription and non-prescription circle lenses cost the same so the only perk is that some styles are only offered in plano.
Ask to be fitted for normal lenses and/or normal colored lenses. He should give you a prescription with with all the info you need to order your own pair. If he doesn't then ask specifically for all the info you'll need to go out to a normal eyeglasses/contacts place to get some. He/she might give you trial lenses and all the info should be on those as well. They or an assistant will also teach you how to put on, take off, and general care.
>seriously your optom will tell you everything you need to know, don't be afraid to ask if you are unsure of something
>>8158613 Your optometrist can teach you the how-tos. But um a quick guide for newbies: >right index finger with lens on the pad of your finger >left index/middle finger hold open eye and eyelashes away from eye >right middle finger on eye bag also holding open the eye >place lens on eye, make sure it sticks >let go, blink and make sure it feels okay?
I'm right-handed so I guess use opposite hands if you are left-handed. Once you get the hang of it it'll be a lot faster and you might not have to hold anything opened. There are a few other ways, I know my sister does the look away and slide in trick. So I guess just try a few and see what works for you.
>>8159513 This is What my optometrist gave me. The second number is CYL and the third is Axis, right? Most of the numbers are exactly like my glasses prescription, except the 180 is a 172. So do I ignore the BC? Sorry, I didn't get a chance to ask my optometrist a lot of questions, she seemed really busy and just rushed me out as soon as I got the contacts in, out, then in again.
Because I'm too blind to find makeup thread I wonder I can ask this here. Related to eyes anyway. I need lower lashes. I was going to order some lenses and lashes from PinkyParadise. But all the nice (or pretty much every) bottom lashes are sold it. I checked Honeycolor too and the same thing. I asked PP if they ever gonna restock and they answered that I could take months...
>>8160116 It's a little hard to tell since your number are both in the same range but in general your first should always be spherical and second is cylinder. Is one of your eye's vision significantly worse than the other? -0.25 and -2.50 is quite a big difference. Your BC is 8.6 and you can look for lenses that also come in 8.6. It's a pretty common BC iirc.
So she gave you a trial lens? Do you have the info for them? Like the prescription info on the packaging. Sometimes they don't match your written prescription perfectly so just to get an idea of what your optom thinks would work with your eyes.
I recently bought some golden colored lenses, but they weren't as bright as I'd hoped, and they sit weird on my eyes. Where can I find some vibrant gold-ish (NOT yellow) contacts of good quality? I'm looking to cosplay Ahri in the future, and her eye color is something I'd like to focus on. I naturally have brown eyes that look really light in the sun. I'm not willing to stare at the sun for photos though lol Any help would be suuuuper appreciated!!
My brother and eye are trying to find some blue/purple contact lenses for Morgan (see pic related). We both have dark brown/almost black eyes, though, so it's really hard to find colors that will actually show up in photos. They don't need to be super bright-- we just want them to be seen!
does anyone have recommendations for dark or chocolate brown lenses that look good on light eyes? i have green eyes and i used to own a pair of princess mimi chocolate brown ones, but my own eye colour ended up showing in the middle making me look... mainly creepy.
So I've been waiting for some pictures of the new I-Codi lenses to show up and it looks like they Colors of the Wind series is looking promising. There seems to be a lot of people looking for golden lenses and I think these might be a good choice: http://store.ifairycon.com/colors-of-the-wind-no-14-lemon-tea/
>>8161956 Some color will still show through but it will be significantly less with Super Pinky Choco lenses: http://www.pinkyparadise.com/Super-Pinky-Brown-Choco-p/g10-s.pinky-cho.htm
>>8161909 >tfw see pic of Morgan and immediately filled with parental love To be honest, I think your natural, dark eyes would be fine for Morgan since theirs are already rather dark themselves. But if you really want to get lenses, I think a gray would actually look better - blue and violet lenses are a little too saturated, and Morgan's eyes are more "dull" in color.
I'm midly upset because after years of wearing regular lenses, my optometrist told me I need to switch over to torics because my astigmatism is too pronounced now. The cost of my circle lenses literally just doubled, and now one pair costs almost half as much as my half-year's supply of lenses from my eye doc.
Brown/light honey brown with some of your green showing would look hazel and cool, or hazel-colored lenses would look good too. I could see blue looking nice, and you could always just do green circle lenses and make your eyes even greener.
>>8158199 >how can you tell if your astigmatism isnt very bad?
check with your optometrist, they'll give you the answers.
i wear contacts daily for vision correction and astigmatism (mine is definitely bad, i basically see double without vision correction) and my favorite eyedrops are Rohto brand, personally I love the mentholated ones like Arctic but the plain ones work great too.
>>8158778 I'll add to this that it gets so much easier over time inserting contact lenses. I used to have so much trouble with putting in lenses but now after daily wear for a few years it's second nature, I don't even flinch
I've been wanting to get prescription circle lens for a while now and I've been completely stumped as to which colors to go with. My eyes are a bit more grey in person, but I'm not sure if I should go with brown, green or grey. Plain grey tends to be a bit too bright, green and brown just don't match. I plan on getting some eventually, but I just don't want to get something that will just look goofy.
>>8162279 Have you got any recommendations? Now I'm thinking about it, I'm tossing up between grey and black (but I'm worried that black lenses will make me look like Satan or s/t so I might just go grey)
>>8163968 Nah they are wearable for a year. Though it really depends on how much you wear the lenses and how well you take care of them.
I have monthly regular lenses, and they are a bit thinner than circle lenses. They get dry in the eye if I wear them for more than a month.
If you only use circle lenses for cosplay and lolita, and only wear them once or twice every month, and clean them well every time you use them, they will last for a year. If you wear them a lot, like a few days a week, I wouldn't wear use them for more than half-a-year
>>8163968 These are year round. I wear them, maybe, 4 times a year, three days in a row for the convention I attend and then there are gatherings here and there, but usually I dont wear contacts to those. I buy them in sets of threes [usually my characters all have different color eyes], so Im not wearing out one pair in particular.
I know there are SOME sellers who say theirs only last a month which is why I don't go to them. These are sturdy, but very soft lenses and they feel so comfortable and give me the right amount of 'big anime eyes' to cosplay. Though.. With my Velma they were kinda scary.
>>8164769 I got those last month. They're a really nice pink, and they even show up in low light. And the petal-like pattern is so cute! (Unfortunately not everyone seems to think so, almost all my friends who saw them thought they were extremely creepy. But that's because they're, you know, wrong. Haha)
I have a quick question for Circle Lens users. I have two pairs of lenses' that I don't wear on a daily basis, however every other week I clean and change out the solution. It says that they expire after a year, however can I keep them a bit longer?
Take a look at these. All the models wearing them have deep brown eyes, so you can see how they will look with yours. I buy from them all the time and their lenses are amazing and shipping is always a flat $5.00. You get the lenses in about 2 weeks.
>>8157796 I bought DollyEye Brown for my Kotori! They're not as natural as some of the other circle lenses you'll find but I think they work fairly well for photos. They're listed as 'brown' contacts but they're really more of a dull gold. This is them with flash (excuse my gross skin + makeup) and close up! The only possible downside is that they might be too small if you have larger than average eyes (I think they're only around 14.2 from memory) but the black outer ring really helps make them look way bigger than what they actually are in photos.
>>8165979 I used to have these for my Ranmao cosplay, and while they were good for her I always feel like they looked rather too extremely yellow for other character. But your photo actually looks pretty good, is there a filter over it or have they changed up the design recently?
>>8166816 I keep everything away from water, and change the solution every two weeks at least (usually every 1.5 weeks). After each use, I rinse my lenses with some solution before putting it in a fresh case. The used one I rinse with solution and dry upside-down.
>When I use my contacts (like during a con) I would have to rinse them with solution and put them in a spare fresh case. The one I used before I rinse with solution and dry upside down. How would I do this without contaminating them?
>change the solution every two weeks or 1.5 weeks. Will my eye doctor give me more details about this?
Sorry I'm trying to avoid something nasty in my eye and learn more about proper care since I'm new at using contacts.
I got the I-Codi lenses today and had a mini freak out because I thought they sent my lipstick due to the box looking like lipstick packaging. Nope, they just stacked the lens vials vertically in the box.
>>8166850 I'm having trouble understanding your greentext.
Yeah, during cons, either I bring a new case with fresh solution to put my contacts in and then, when I get home, transfer that to another new case... or I bring along the solution bottle and an empty empty, and do everything in the con bathroom. The used case, I'll just keep until I get home/hotel room to clean/dry it.
Yeah, your eye doctor should be able to give you more info on changing the solution. Of course, generally, the more often you change, the less time bacteria have to develop, and the better it is.
>>8166861 Oh sorry I forgot to quote what you said before.
>I keep everything away from water, and change the solution every two weeks at least (usually every 1.5 weeks). After each use, I rinse my lenses with some solution before putting it in a fresh case. The used one I rinse with solution and dry upside-down.
So what I would do is what you said in >>8166861 and either bring a new case with fresh solution to put my contacts in and then when I get back home just transfer into a new case, clean it and dry it out or would it be better to do it at the con hotel bathroom? Also when is the best time I should do this? After I change out of my contacts or when the con is over?
>>8166868 Yeah, I think it's really weird tho. I feel sectoral isn't as cool as complete, but it's rarer. Sigh, I always wish I had complete, you're lucky.
But we both know the struggles of lenses, though haha. I don't know if you wear lolita, but I don't mind it when I'm in lolita. When I'm cosplaying it irks me. My eyes still look slightly different and I feel it ruins the illusion of the eyecolour...
>>8166875 I let the used case air-dry, and since I can't exactly leave it on the bathroom counter at the con, I bring it home with me and clean it out at home (or in the hotel room, if I'm staying at a hotel for the weekend). I have another 'new' case with me to put my contacts if I don't want to wear my contacts home.
I prefer to wait until I get home/to the hotel room to take out my contacts and clean them, but it's not always convenient. Sometimes my eyes get tired towards the end of the day, and I go without lenses for the rest of the night.
>>8166865 I don't usually buy lenses unless I have a specific character I think I need them for, but goddamn, $8 a pair is too good to pass up. That said, it's kind of sad to see a business close down when it comes to specialty products..
>>8164825 Venus eyes (available from Pinky Paradise) are my personal favorites since they have a strong limbal ring (the black ring around the edge), bright coloration, and don't enlarge too much.
I find that different people have better comfort with different brands. Dolly Eye (available from PP, Honeycolor, etc) are commonly cited as being very comfortable, but for some reason they never sat well on my eyes.
>>8167764 You should probably order soon and not open the lenses until later.. When I ordered last night a lot were already sold out, especially if you need prescription ones. I would recommend them! I used to order from them a lot since they had really good sales and stuff. Sad to see them go :(
>>8168770 No the page and any other of their pages were gone for me. It gave me a tan page with a list of big font links of "korean eye lenses", "cute circle lenses" , etc links. I retried it again like an hour later and the site went back up for me again
Last year i bought a pair of single use disposable contacts and spent over 2 hours trying to put them in before i gave up. Everytime my finger got near my eye, it would just instantly close. My friend who is pretty experienced in putting in contacts also tried to help me but my eye would just shut. We tried to peel my eyelid open but that didnt work either. We did all the cupping on the fingertip and everything but i couldn't stick it into my eye, doesn't help that my eyes are super small too.
I'm planning on cosplaying a character that has really bright eyes so i think i'll need contacts again. I dont want to spend $20 or so and not be able to put them in.
>>8169682 Did you look directly at it coming at you? When I first started, I had to look up or to the side and not see it. do it really quick and make sure its extra soaked in the solution. Just flood it in your palm before you stick it in
>>8169194 I wear them and your vision will never be super clear but it's not that bad. You might have troubles reading a menu or small text. I don't wear them often though, only for cons and special occasions.
I've got a noob question. What if prescription for one eye falls between sizes? Is there a prescription margin I can get away with? For example, - X.25 in one eye and the other eye at -X.50, when all the options are at intervals of .50. What is safe/acceptable ? Otherwise I'll just go for plano.
>>8173752 You might get headaches if you're not used to it (ex: I get headaches when my glasses prescript get updated), but a quarter shouldn't change things too much. I wouldn't read a novel or anything with them, but being off a little is fine for once-in-a-while wear.
>>8172800 >>8161956 Have you tried ones that fade in, instead? My eyes are medium-light and I find that if the colour fades in it looks okay even if it shows up, pic related. Pupil holes without fade in a different colour almost always look derpy no matter how small it is. These were one in the Mimi Cafe line, Cappucino I think. Actually if you look it up on PP there's a couple of pictures of them on blue eyes.
>>8178236 Its the same prescription, you just need them to know that you want to be fitted for contacts so they can check that out. Likely they will do stuff like make your eyes dilated to check that, and they should give you numbers for your base curve which typically isnt important unless you have astigmatism or weird eyes.
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