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13 Apr 2010 - 11:4829802
Fashion contact lens's
So does anyone here use them to change your eye colour for cosplay? i orderd some which arrived today. they came in a little bottle (which i assume means they are already soaked. (i purchased some solution and a case aswell). Now when i put them in they started stinging and felt very painfull. Now my left eye lens stayedd put and wasnt as bad but the right eye lens kept slipping upwards. anyone with any experience with them have any idea why? I dont normally wear glasses or any sort of lens and my eye sight is fine.


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13 Apr 2010 - 12:4129806
Could be a number of things.

The stinging is almost certainly due to the solution they were in. The stuff they're stored in isn't generally as eye-friendly as regular solution, so I suggest giving them a good rinse with the solution you've bought - although bear in mind that not all eyes like all solutions either (eyeballs are picky!). I've found that Renu solution tends to agree with most people.

As for the slipping, first of all make sure you haven't put the lens on inside out. When it's on your fingertip ready to go in, it should make a perfect ( shape. If it's inside out, there will be a sort of "lip" around the edge.

If the lens definitely isn't inside out, it might just be a poor-fitting lens. Everyone's eyes are different and some have slightly different measurements. You really ought to have a contact lens assessment with an optician before buying and wearing lenses, as it will tell you if there are any abnormalities in your eye that will make the contacts a problem. You could have an astigmatism in that one eye (where the eye is more of a rugby-ball shape than a sphere) which is causing it not to slip.

Some brands fit better than others. Foureyez seems to fit most people OK, and I've been fine with Crazy Lenses too. I had a pair of Wildeyez contacts that were a terrible fit, and my boyfriend also found Wildeyez unbearably uncomfortable.

Give it another couple of goes, making sure it's not inside out and it's well lubricated with solution - applying contacts takes practice. If it's still not working, those lenses aren't for you, and I'd really suggest getting an assessment.


13 Apr 2010 - 12:4729807
Yep definatly wasnt inside out. Ive left it to soak in some actual lens solution and will have another go later. If that doesnt work ill do as you suggested and go to the opticians and see what they say. Thankyou for the help.


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13 Apr 2010 - 15:1129812
I understand, the first contacts i bought were from specsavers, as soon as i put them in my eyes were fine, didn't sting at all.

But a month ago i bought some online for princess garnet, they came as well in a bottle, when i put them in they killed my eyes all day, it took me a couple of hours then to get them out of my eyes and once they finally came out, for 2 days i couldn't blink without my eyes feeling like the were being stabbed with a pin lol, but again i didn't soak them in my specsavers solution before i put them on, so maybe that was the problem lol ^^.


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13 Apr 2010 - 15:2229813
As others have said, you need to leave them to soak in the solution for a few hours before first putting them in. Then you should wear them in for a few days, two days the first, four the second, six the next and then eight the following day.

It's also recommended that you avoid wearing them for more than eight hours at a time!


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13 Apr 2010 - 15:2629815
well after a bit of playing around ive discoverd its the solution im using..it was on my fingers and i touched my eyes and it stung like crazy. its supposed to be a multi purpose solution. perhapds my eyes just dont agree with it?


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13 Apr 2010 - 18:2129827
ahh, this good old topic ;p

i can do some prescreen stuff, well, as best i can at a distance, so here goes...

1) what brand of lenses are they, and where did you get them?

2) would you describe the sting as a "dry eye" sting, or like there was a foreign body in your eye?

3) sounds a dumb question, but what is your natural eye colour?

4) do you suffer from hayfever, or any other allergies that affect the eye? (e.g. chlorine allergy, super-sensitive to irritating vapors)

5) are you photophobic at all? (i.e. does bright light hurt your eyes/cause you to sneeze)

6) is there a best before on the lenses? has it, or is it close to expiring?


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14 Apr 2010 - 22:1029916
I really wouldnt wear "fashion contacts" at all, before wearing any contacts you need to see an optican - they will check if you have any eye problems which would make contacts unsuitable, show you the correct way to take them in and out and how to clean them, plus measure your eye so you get the correct fitting ones.
Contacts shouldnt hurt you at all (aprart from a tiny bit of discomfort if you get an air bubble when you first put them in) which is the main thing which worries me when reading these posts O.O
if they hurt you should take them out immedately, check they are clean and free of dirt, make sure they are not inside out and clean them again just to make sure.. if they still hurt - dont wear them and see an optican. You can still get them fairly cheap and in different colours..
Seriously, your eyes are precious..take care of them. an messing about with contacts can do some damage, be careful
x


14 Apr 2010 - 22:4629918
I'm short sighted but only wear my glasses when on the computer or reading from a distance so I get a "zero power" for my colour contacts. I've only needed natural colours so far so got them from here:

http://www.contactlenses.co.uk/details305_41.html

I haven't had a problem with them and brought ReNu solution from the same site which I use to clean them with and keep them soaked in cases when not in use. It says it's a suitable solution for sensitive eyes.

I haven't used any fancy colours or designs so can't comment on how they feel. Are they non-prescription only? Perhaps they're not so well made if so? The contacts I buy you can get with a prescription so they can be used by those who use contacts regularly, might make a difference.

I hate putting them in though, I've got such a strong blink reflex XD


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Last edited by Leonie Heartilly (14 Apr 2010 - 22:48)
15 Apr 2010 - 08:5329930
Hi! just to say it was definatly the solution. I have tried new solution and there is no more stinging. the only other problem i am having is that the lens is being dragged up out of place by me eyelid.Perhapds i have dry eyes?


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15 Apr 2010 - 12:0729933
If you feel you may have dry eyes, leave lenses in, lie down, close your eyes and rotate your eyes in a circular motion for a few mins. The lens should automatically sit in the centre of your eye and closing the eye allows the moisture to build up.

If a lens ends up in the corner of your eye it's almost certainly inside-out. It's a bit of an art to tell if it's inside out by looking, but it can be done by looking at the curve.

Make sure hands are clean (no soap), lint free on the ends of your finger tips (hold pinkies up to light to check for tiny fibres). Putting a tiny dab of saline on your pinkie tips can help, too much and the lens will collapse.

Do not leave in overnight otherwise your eyes will sting badly. And most importantly ALWAYS clean\ disinfect after use- the bugs start growing on the lens within hours.


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Last edited by CPU (15 Apr 2010 - 12:13)
15 Apr 2010 - 13:4229936
If you got them from fashioncontactlenses.com then I experienced the same problem. If you put them on without washing off the solution they arrived in then that will explain the stinging. I wrote to them about it and they said that it wasn't meant to go in eyes. Try and buy a special cleaning soloution from boots and an area to store them.

I had the same issue with my contacts going upwards, I really hated it becuase it looked really bad. I told them about it and they said that it was becuase my eyes needed time to adjust to it. And whilst truthfully, it happened much less at the end of the day... it still happned.

I'm glad I found this topic becuase it's opened my eyes (no pun intened) a bit. I'll prbably use anther company and test them before hand.


15 Apr 2010 - 13:4429937
can you tell us the brand? ;p

i've been slowly compiling a list of lenses and their issues for a while. if you could, could you answer the questions i asked so i can diagnose the issue accurately. PM me if you want.

this *isn't* a random weirdo asking, i'm an optical professional with 15 years of experience. ;D


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15 Apr 2010 - 17:4429942
sure they are funky eyes lens's think thatds the brand.. purchased from bodyjewelryshop.com i will answer the questions now..


Quote xaerael:
can you tell us the brand? ;p

i've been slowly compiling a list of lenses and their issues for a while. if you could, could you answer the questions i asked so i can diagnose the issue accurately. PM me if you want.

this *isn't* a random weirdo asking, i'm an optical professional with 15 years of experience. ;D


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15 Apr 2010 - 17:4629944
Quote xaerael:
ahh, this good old topic ;p

i can do some prescreen stuff, well, as best i can at a distance, so here goes...

1) what brand of lenses are they, and where did you get them?
purchased online,bodyjewelryshop.com 2 days ago.

2) would you describe the sting as a "dry eye" sting, or like there was a foreign body in your eye?
the stining was definatly from the solution as ive now changed solution and no stinging.

3) sounds a dumb question, but what is your natural eye colour?
green

4) do you suffer from hayfever, or any other allergies that affect the eye? (e.g. chlorine allergy, super-sensitive to irritating vapors)
nope

5) are you photophobic at all? (i.e. does bright light hurt your eyes/cause you to sneeze)
nope

6) is there a best before on the lenses? has it, or is it close to expiring?

Not close to expiring at all


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15 Apr 2010 - 19:1329946
awesome, thankyou! that's really helpful!


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15 Apr 2010 - 19:2329947
I can vouch for xaerael, he isn't random at all

Quote xaerael:
can you tell us the brand? ;p
this *isn't* a random weirdo asking, i'm an optical professional with 15 years of experience. ;D


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Last edited by CPU (24 Apr 2010 - 16:48)
22 Apr 2010 - 20:5630394
I've used them quite a few times now, never had any real problems (apart from the obvious eye strain the first time as I'd never worn contacts before).

Glad to hear it was only a problem with the solution


23 Apr 2010 - 19:3630447
Quote Odangochan:
I had a pair of Wildeyez contacts that were a terrible fit, and my boyfriend also found Wildeyez unbearably uncomfortable.


Dead chuffed to find this out, I was about to buy a pair of them!

I just wanna know. I do have an astigatism, and really dark brown eyes. Is there any hope?


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24 Apr 2010 - 16:2530475
There's always the Colourblends line if you want mildly unnatural colours. I can't remember if they make toric lenses, but they do make prescription ones. I was looking at them myself for daily use a couple of years back, they sell them at Specsavers and a number of other cheaper places online.


30 Jun 2010 - 20:4235459
Quote NixieThePixie:
Quote Odangochan:
I had a pair of Wildeyez contacts that were a terrible fit, and my boyfriend also found Wildeyez unbearably uncomfortable.


Dead chuffed to find this out, I was about to buy a pair of them!

I just wanna know. I do have an astigatism, and really dark brown eyes. Is there any hope?


I am in the same boat as Nixie with the dark eyes and astigatism. I neeeeed some for Paine so I hope I am able to wear them >.<


01 Aug 2010 - 20:0637642
Circle lenses come in prescription form and from reputable sellers are fine.
Any contact lense can hurt if you get something invisible between the lense and your eye, and occasionally they can tear but that is usually obvious.
Either way, try not to wear them for more than 8hrs a day, and don't wear fashion ones on a daily base (though some people do) and you should be fine.

When it comes to covering dark coloured eyes, some cover much better than others. Try to find lense sellers that post pictures of people wearing them (most often asian people with dark eyes) for a gauge of this


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