Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Colored Contact Lenses, Eyes, Product Reviews | Posted on 27-03-2012
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I’ve been wearing colored contact lenses for over a year now and while previously I stuck to brands available in India, I recently tried out a very popular Korean lenses brand (Geo). The experience was great and today I’m reviewing the Violet colored lenses I wore in my look HERE.
Price : $ 21.90 (approx Rs 1100 )
- Diameter: 14 mm
- Water Content: 38-42%
- Base Curve: 8.6
- Life Span: 1 Year
The lenses are quite thin and feel very comfortable on the eyes. The hydration level is sufficient and I do not find my eyes feeling dry/itchy/uncomfortable when I wear these. I wear contact lenses for around 10-14 hours every day (even longer on some days) and most of this time is spent in front of a laptop screen but I do not experience any strain on my eyes because of these lenses. The natural fatigue that one may experience after long hours in front of the computer is there but I feel that when I’m wearing my glasses too.
Rating : 5/5
I have hypermetropia (near-sightedness) in both my eyes and the great thing about Dbeautyshop is that they offer prescription lenses in color in addition to the regular colored contacts. I had given them my specifications (negative power in both eyes) and the lenses arrived as per the instructions. The vision is accurate- another reason why they feel very comfortable on the eyes.
Rating : 5/5
The package comes with an instruction pamphlet regarding directions for use and storage of the lenses.The lenses are sealed in a transparent glass bottle in solution and Dbeautyshop.cpm provides a super cute animal colored lens case (free) with the purchase. The cases have animal head shapes and while the case doesn’t say Left/right explicitly on the lid, one can differentiate easily based on the direction of the animal head. The lids always screw on perfectly aligned, just place the case in front of you such that the animal heads are facing you, the one on your left is the left and the one on the right is the right one. The case does have the markings L and R inside the container though.
The only thing I do not like is that the bottle does not contain info about the lens apart from the prescription (power) which is removed as soon as you remove the aluminium seal. If you own multiple lenses, once the seal is broken, there is no way to go back and check which bottle the lens came from. The bottle is important because it contains the expiry date of the lens. I would suggest that before you open the seal, note down the expiry date of the lenses somewhere.
Rating : 4/5
These are essentially violet colored lenses but what makes them so beautiful and wearable is that there is a 3-tone gradation and not a flat violet color. The inner most part is a muted yellow brown shade which blends into a soft violet shade which further blends into an outer ring of a darker greyish violet. The overall effect is quite natural, of course one would be able to tell these are contact lenses but they do not look jarringly fake or scary! The color change is perceptible on my naturally dark brown eyes, they are not too subtle but the lighter violet can definitely be seen.
I personally LOVE tri color (or 3-tone) lenses and would highly recommend these! These might not go that well with warmer skin tones but anyone with neutral tone or pink undertone would look fabulous in these!
Rating : 4.5/5
The size of the lens is regular and these do not provide any enlargement to the iris. I happen to have slightly smaller irises naturally so for my eyes, they do provide a little bit of enlargement. The diameter is the regular 14.0 mm (the minimum available).
Rating : 3/5
Natural eye color :
With lenses :
About Geo Colored contact lenses :
Geo Medical is one of the largest colored lens manufacturing company which is highly popular in Asia as well as other parts of the world. They make a huge variety of lenses in different colors as well with different effects. Browsing through any online lens web store will give you an idea about the different kind of effects that lenses can give you. There are 3-tone (or tri color, which are under review in this post), swirl , nudy, super nudy, honey wing, flower patterned and so on! There are a few guidelines to keep in mind when you purchase a Geo pair of lenses. Because of its popularity, there are a lot of fakes in the market which can seriously harm your eyes.
A few tests to ensure authenticity of your Geo lenses –
- Never buy from a cheap seller/website. Geo lenses are generally priced around $20 so do not buy from websites selling them at unbelievably low prices. If a sale is going on, the price may go upto $15 but not lower than that.
- They should be manufactured in Korea (and not China!)
- The lenses are either in bottles (which are sealed with aluminium caps) or in some cases blister packaging too. Make sure the seal is intact.
- Trademark – the way the brand name is written, with a red line in the E and the small C shaped curve over the G is unique to authentic lenses.
- Lastly, the Authenticity seal must be there on the bottle in which these come. You can scratch off the seal to reveal a unique identification number which can be checked at THIS website to confirm its authenticity.
Enter the given code here : http://www.fw1860.com/en/
The following message confirms the authenticity of the lenses :
About DBeautyshop.com :
Dbeautyshop.com is a Malaysia based authentic seller of Geo as well as other Korean colored lenses. They have huge variety of lenses in different colors and patterns, they also stock prescription lenses. The shipping cost is reasonable and the lenses arrived in less than 2 weeks to Mumbai. The website is easy to navigate and the lenses are categorized according to color as well as brand which makes it very easy to find what you’re looking for.
They have clear images and description of each lens in their catalog along with Before and After images on eyes. They also have full face shots of people wearing the lenses and this gives a good idea about how it would look overall.
Shipping costs to India :
Registered Air Mail (10-20 working days ) : $5.00 (approx. Rs 250 )
Express Shipping (3-5 working days) : $31.00 (Approx. Rs 1500)
Payment options : Credit card /Paypal
Shopping with them has been a good experience, the customer service is prompt and helpful as well. I would recommend this website to everyone!
Disclaimer : The lenses were sponsored by Dbeautyshop.com for review. However this has not affected my review of the product.