FreshLook Colors Coloured Contact Lenses (Green)*, £9.99 (2 lenses per box) – Get Lenses website
I’m a contact lenses wearer; or at least I should be! But I can’t seem to get used to them and I find them ridiculously uncomfortable to wear. So most of the time I walk around seeing blurred faces and shapes, which is not great, but at least I don’t look like I’ve got an eye infection! Anyway, the point of this blog post is to share with you my experience of trying the FreshLook coloured contact lenses, even though I quite like my natural eye colour and I already have a slightly traumatic history with contacts, which may make me a bit biased. I have warned you!
The FreshLook Colors Coloured Contact Lenses are a range of opaque lenses manufactured by Ciba Vision. You can choose from a range of 6 colours: blue, green, hazel, misty grey, sapphire blue and violet; I have the green ones. Something really useful is that you can also have them made to your prescription specs, so if you already wear glasses or normal contact lenses you can choose to have that added to your coloured lenses.
I’m not a huge fan of changing my eye colour; in fact I quite like my natural dark warm brown eyes, but I thought I would give the green lenses a go – if nothing else, I could consider wearing them for Halloween! :) At first, I found them easy enough to apply, but very uncomfortable; remember what I said before about being traumatised? Well, these were just as uncomfortable as my normal prescription lenses, or maybe it’s just me and my very sensitive eyes. I found that if kept my eyes opened they were fine, but if I had to close them, even for a second, the discomfort would increase and my eyes would go red and teary. Again, that may just be my eyes being too sensitive.
Colour-wise, when I first looked at myself in the mirror I though ‘Well, don’t I look possessed by some sort of devilish creature?’. I couldn’t seem to get used to it against my skin tone, but after giving it a few minutes it grew on me a bit and I didn’t find it too bad; still quite different, and a bit scary-looking, so I think I’ll stick to my brown eyes :)
Overall, I found these lenses just as uncomfortable as my normal lenses, so if you’re ok with wearing contact lenses, these will probably be perfectly comfortable on your eyes. Colour-wise, it’s not for me, but it was good fun trying them on and seeing what I look like with green eyes!
What do you think of me with green eyes? Freakish? Ok-ish? Have you ever tried coloured contact lenses? Let me know :)
- Product: FreshLook Colors Green Contact Lenses
- Price: £9.99 (2 lenses per box)
- Shades: blue, green, hazel, misty grey, sapphire blue and violet
- Availability: Get Lenses website