My stash of circle lenses has been dwindling, so I jumped at the opportunity when LensCircle asked me for a lens review! They sent me a pair of Nudy Series Circle Lenses in Blue, and I’ve worn them a handful of times now and feel like I can give a full and unbiased review!
Full disclosure: LensCircle did send me these lenses for free in an exchange for this review. I have done my best to represent my experience with this company and their product as fairly as possible for you, my fellow cosplayer or cosplay enthusiast!
Let's go ahead and take a look at these lenses, yeah?
.... get it?
BEHOLD, the lenses on my medium brown eyes, illuminated by a ring light!
User Experience: 🌟🌟🌟
The website itself is very easy to navigate. There's a sizable selection of lenses over a variety of both natural and unnatural colors. You can either search by brand or by color by using the handy-dandy navigational sidebar!
However, I was fairly disappointed by the lack of vibrant contacts available for those of us with unfocused eyeballs. Most lenses available in prescription are a much more "natural" look, which is great for everyday wear, but not necessarily for cosplay (more on this later!) I have a -4.00/-5.00 diopter prescription, which means I cannot function at a convention without either (a) having prescription contacts, or (b) carrying my glasses around and continually forgetting to take them off before photos.
It me, stick-your-tongue-out-glasses-girl
That being said, the selection was still quite varied, and I ran across very few, if any, lenses that were out of stock. I ended up choosing the blue Nudy Series Circle Lenses in Blue!
The shipping took just two weeks, and I was very pleasantly surprised when the lenses arrived, as they came in a small carrying bag. I loved the cute, tidy, and professional packaging. The whole package included included:
I especially liked the user guide. Although I've been wearing contacts for over 15 years, it can be a new and confusing experience for many people the first time they wear them!
These lenses are very soft and pliable, making them easy to apply and wear! Every time I've worn them, I forgot that they were in my eyes. When I wore them to Kotoricon, I even forgot to take them out until bedtime -- I only remembered that they were in by eyeballs when I tried to take my glasses off before climbing under the covers.
I do notice a bit of dryness at points throughout the day, but no major discomfort or pain! These are about as close, comfort-wise, to the clear contacts I wore constantly back when I had optical insurance.
The color isn’t very pigmented, and all but disappears in the absence of strong lighting. That said, the color is a nice soft blue when the color *is* visible, as in the first photo. Despite the low pigmentation, they do have a subtle enlarging effect, making them perfect for everyday glam wear.
Can you tell I'm wearing them?
These are good lenses for just wearing around town or for a chill day at a convention. However, I wouldn't recommend them to someone who was looking to change their eye color from brown to blue, as I was. I still enjoy these lenses and plan to wear them a lot, but I'll be getting a supplemental pair of blue lenses for when I really need the color to pop.
Thanks for reading!
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