This is going to be an interesting review 🙂 I received a free pair of circle lenses from LensCircle in exchange for writing an honest review on my blog. I have actually always wanted to try circle lenses because I wanted to see what effect they would have when I wore them.
I’ve seen Youtube videos of before and after circle lenses and I think they look really cool. Circle lenses are really popular in Korea, Japan, and other East Asian countries. The particular lenses I chose were made in Korea, which is where the majority of quality circle lenses are made today. I will be totally honest, be leery of circle lenses made anywhere else other than Korea or Japan. Here’s a site to help you in determining real or fake lenses. Mine were 100% authentic, so good news there!
LensCircle let me pick any one pair of lenses that I wanted. Since my vision is so poor, I wanted to get prescription lenses, so that I could wear them without glasses on top. I feel like that would ruin the look I’m wanting. LensCircle has a huge inventory or circle lenses and a pretty good selection of prescription lenses. I really wanted to get the largest lenses that I could, so I chose the Grey Super Angel Circle Lenses. These were one of the widest ones in the prescription section and, according to the company, one of their most popular lenses. They have prescriptions from 0.00 to -6.00, which was impressive to me. I asked for a -5.00 for each eye and that’s what they sent me in this lens selection. They sent me the pair of lenses in these glass vials, which were carefully wrapped in bubble wrap, the case, cowhide print pouch, and all the care information I could need. Here’s what everything looked like minus the glass vials because I threw them away after opening them:
It’s a nice little kit for my first pair of circle lenses. Alright, now on to the review of the actual lenses. I tried to include categories that I thought would be relevant to lens wearing and to these particular type of lenses.
This was probably the part I was most worried about because I have really poor vision and my contacts are pretty strong, but I am happy to say that the prescription for me was spot on. The -5.00 was true to my regular prescription, so I did not have any prescription vision related problems.
Here’s the second thing I was most worried about. I wear contacts nearly daily and I have a slight astigmatism, so contacts can range in comfort for me. I was worried because circle lenses are more for aesthetics rather than comfort. They are not as uncomfortable as I thought they would be. However, they are not something I could wear every day all day. I could probably handle them for short periods of time. They also don’t allow for a lot of moisture retention, so I had a dry eye feeling when wearing them. Another thing I wasn’t really considering before wearing these, but became apparent after wearing them, is that the colored part of the lens can creep up into your vision as the contacts naturally move on your eye. That kind of weirded me out a bit and I had to keep reminding myself that that’s what was happening and that something was not in my eye.
I am really surprised that you only get one pair of lenses for about $30.00. I get 4 pairs of my regular prescription lenses, which are much more comfortable and of higher quality, for just less than $20.00. These lenses could easily be torn or damaged by someone who is not used to wearing contact lenses or who is just wearing these circle lenses and doesn’t even wear contacts ever. I’ve been wearing contact lenses since I was in the sixth grade, so I am pretty much a pro at using them. These aren’t highly durable and require a very gentle touch when handling them.
This is the aspect of these lenses that I was looking forward to the most. I really wanted to see what circle lenses look like on me. Here’s a picture of me with only one lens in. See the difference?
I’m not a huge fan of this pic, but wanted you to get the before and after effect. Here are some pictures with both of them in:
They definitely make my eyes appear larger. In retrospect, I wish I had gotten a brighter color, like blue or green or even a light brown. The grey almost have a black effect on my eyes. In brighter lighting, I’m sure you can see the grey better, but my house is a bit dark, so it gives my eyes a darker effect. I still think it looks pretty cool.
I do like K’s comments though. He so lovingly said that I “look like one of the demons from Supernatural.” 🙂 I actually totally agree with this statement. I kind of like the creepy look of them 😉 I wanna wear them when we go out to eat next weekend to see how people react. I bet I’ll get looks.
Overall, I had a lot of fun with this review and with wearing these lenses, even though they aren’t the most comfortable lenses in the world. I can’t compare them to other circle lens brands because these are the only ones I’ve ever tried.
I give these LensCircle lenses a 3.5/5! 🙂