Last month I was contacted by CandyLens.com to see if I’d be interested in trying out and reviewing some of their circle lenses. After checking out their site, I told them sure! They have a large variety of circle lenses, plus they also carry BB Creams!
After checking out their offerings, I finally settled on 3 lenses. Geo Angel Violet, Geo Angel Grey and Geo Angel Blue. It was a bit difficult to navigate the site and determine which lenses were offered in prescription and which were not. I gave the nice people at CandyLens feedback about that, as it can be a bit frustrating to click on some really cool looking lenses, only to find out they’re only offered in plano (no prescription). As my prescription has changed from the last time I wore circle lenses (which caused me to get rid of my old ones), I now wear -8.5 in the right eye and -9.5 in the left eye. I had to make sure that whatever lenses I tried were of the right strength and curve. My curve is 8.6 and my current lenses are 14.2 in diameter.
The Geo Angel line is very comfortable to wear. They’re smaller in diameter than my everyday since they’re 14, but I’ve been comfortably wearing 14.0 to 14.2 diameter lenses daily for over 15 years. The water content in these lenses is 38%. Now, I’ve been spoiled by the contacts that I switched to in late October 2010, the Ciba Air Optix Aqua. They’re the most comfortable lenses I’ve ever worn because of their new technology, so any other lens won’t feel as comfortable in my eyes any more. That said, I could easily wear these lenses 4 to 6 hours each. After 5 to 6 hours, my eyes just started to feel dry, but not sore. Since the diameter on these lenses are normal as opposed to super huge, and they have a nice water content that matches my old contacts, I think that’s why they felt so comfortable for so long.
Each contact was packaged in an individual glass vial filled with fluid. Once I took off the top and the seal on each vial, I put each set of contacts into a Ciba Vision Clear Care Case, which is what I use for all of my contacts. I then put the contacts into cleaning solution for 24 hours before I attempted to wear them.
Navigating and ordering from the CandyLens site was fairly easy because they have all lenses organized by color groups, brands and types. Like I mentioned before, the only difficulty I had was with telling which lenses were plano and which were offered in prescription. Each set of contacts comes with a free cute animal case (which a friend of mine decided the cute animals MUST go home with her :> ). Shipping costs are listed on the site, along with a shipping estimator. The order I received arrived very fast via FedEx. I seriously think it arrived within 3 days. FedEx is probably going to be around $25 or so. Now, Registered Air Mail will be much slower, but I think it will end up being around $6 or so.
Ok now on to the contacts!
I think the Geo Angel Violet is really cute. These are $19.90 for a pair. They go from plano (0) up to -10.00, which is a really great range for contacts.
The Geo Angel Grey may be Ray’s favorite pair of the bunch. It’s also $19.90 per pair and the range is 0 to -10.00 like the Violet.
The Geo Angel Blue may be my favorite, if only for how vivid it is in color. It is also $19.90 per pair and goes up to -10.00 for prescription.
Possibly because my eyes are blue-green (and lighter than the brown eye color that circle lenses were originally made for) but I felt like the lenses were really nicely pigmented.
Would I order from CandyLens?
Absolutely! CandyLens has great prices on Circle Lenses. They’ve also got some other really cute lashes and BB Creams. I love the variety of lenses that they offer. Their FedEx expedited shipping is REALLY fast. The lenses I tried were very comfortable to wear and I found them to be really pretty. I definitely recommend checking out the Geo Angel line of lenses if you’re looking for comfortable and pretty circle lenses.
CandyLens is offering Phyrra readers 5% off with the code: phyrra
So if you want to try out circle lenses or bb creams, use this code
Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.