Fact: I've been wearing contact lenses since 7th grade. I've always been fascinated with eye colors other than dark brown (which is the usual Asian eye color) and I was lucky that I was able to convince my parents to buy me those colored Fresh Look lenses. I wore brown and gray lenses to school and I got in trouble with the discipline officer. Thinking about it now, it seems like a very shallow offense. How is wearing colored contact lenses a school offense anyway?
I have probably used Fresh Looks for the longest time since I just go to one optical shop where they only sell Fresh Looks and Acuvue. But over the years, I have found other brands and have learned to love them, too. Another fact: I have been wearing circle lenses even before the craze started here in Manila. During one of my vacation trips to Hong Kong, I chanced upon this girly store that sells anything to everything. Then I saw Geo contact lenses and they have a lot of colors to choose from! What caught my attention though was the black contact lenses. In Hong Kong, they don't call circle lenses as circle lenses. It's just called contact lenses. The lady also didn't emphasize that the black lenses will make my eyes bigger. Either that or it was because of the language barrier. So, I asked for my grade and immediately paid at the counter. It was selling at HKD250 then.
A few years later, cosplay became a hit and so was circle lenses. Before when you say circle lenses, it was almost synonymous to the brand Geo. But of course, other brands followed suit. It was hard for me to find graded lenses though because what was always available was Plano (0.00). I wasn't so keen on pre-order then. Luckily, I learned about Japanese Candy - an online store that sells contact lenses! I found out about it through a famous fashion blogger, Tricia Gosingtian. I checked out the site and found a lot of kinds of lenses to choose from! Another thing that I like about Japanese Candy is the fact that the grades available are listed on their site. That is the very thing that I like about Japanese Candy, truthfully. Cos quite frankly, I don't understand why some online sellers do not indicate the grades available. They entice people so that people will inquire and yet they don't reply right away. Or if they reply, they're the ones who are pissed for having so much inquiries. Also, graded lenses are important to me - cos well, they're graded. They're not just pang porma. I am figuratively blind. So, why would I want to pre-order graded contact lenses and wait 2-3 months just because I will be able to save several hundred bucks? I'm the type of buyer that would pay more so long as it's available rather than pay now and receive the lenses 2-3 months later. That's just money loss.
So, anyway, here's another pair of contact lenses that I got from Japanese Candy.
Wink Circle Lenses in Lulu Brown
Lulu brown on my eyes
(my pimple says Hi!)
I am happy with my new circle lenses. It took me about two days to get used to it because I usually use gray and black lenses. But it's nice to use brown again. These lenses are good for one year and have a shell life of 3 years. Using colored lenses can be drying on your eyes so make sure that you always have eye drops with you.
To those who use graded lenses and want to try colored and/or circle lenses, I highly recommend that you check out Japanese Candy. They have a lot of stocks on hand even for graded lenses. They also accept pre-order if what you want is out of stock.
Have a great week ahead, ladies!
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