July 31, 2011

Circle lenses vs. colored contact lenses

I am kinda obsessed with green eyes and I always wanted to see how I would look like with green eyes... That's why I tried them both: Circle lenses and colored contact lenses. You might wonder, what's the difference. Well, the difference is the diameter of the lenses. The colored contact lenses are just as big as your own eye (about 14mm), while circle lenses are bigger (16.5mm) to make the eyes look more doll-like. They are also mostly rimmed by a black circle. Opticians say the bigger they are the worse because the more the eye is covered, the less oxygen gets there which might cause inflammation etc.

But here is my problem... I can't see properly through colored contact lenses because the non-colored area in the middle is too small, while I see perfectly through circle lenses.

Circle Lenses
Colored Contact Lenses

I bought both of them online. The circle lenses are from pinkyparadise.com (Geo Angel Green for 20.71 EUR) while the colored lenses are from linsensuppe.de. They don't sell mine anymore. I bought daily colored lenses from Fresh Look Color (23.90 EUR for 20 lenses - 10 for the left and 10 for the right eye). And although I think this is more sanitary and they also look more natural, I wouldn't buy them again because I couldn't see properly. I'm not sure about the circle lenses yet. They are supposed to be wearable for a year. Since I won't be wearing them very often, I think it will be fine... I think the difference is that I can't wear them as long as normal contact lenses on one day, but that's okay. I only wear them to go out during night time and certainly not regularly. I haven't found any daily circle lenses yet. That would be nice though.

Anyway, I don't think any of those lenses look green on my eyes... They are too dark *sigh*


  1. Interesting! So far I have never contemplated buying coloured lenses.

  2. Oh the first comment :) thanks a lot, Miss Winkelmann!

    The lenses are very popular among East Asians like anything else that make the eyes look bigger.

  3. I love circle lenses also and have bought mine in http://lenscolors.de . There you can get over 200 diferent circle lenses from GEO.

  4. Great post! Been reading a lot about colored contacts. Thanks for the info!

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