Circle lens 101
Circle lenses are a lot of fun, but also bring great responsibilities for the wearer. The product is gaining popularity in the west because of their versatility and array of colors and designs. Because of this, we created a 101 for people who’d like to wear them, but have no idea how and if they’re safe. In this small guide we will go through the basics of what you need to know.
What are circle lenses?
Circle lenses are cosmetic lenses with a larger diameter then regular color contacts. They come in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes both natural and extreme. Most have a black limbal ring around the edge to give an even greater illusion of bigger eyes. Bigger eyes brighten your face while the color and pattern changes your appearance. Circle lenses are mostly used for certain fashion styles (gyaru,lolita,v-kei) and cosplay.
Disclaimer: Although we guarantee that we only sell 100% authentic lenses, but cannot guarantee that they are suitable for your eyes. We are not responsible for any damage caused to your eyes/vision due to misuse and improper care of the product.
Before purchasing, understand that you should always consult your eye doctor first. You might not be able to wear cosmetic contact lenses or need a prescription to fully enjoy them. Circle lenses usually come in vails as shown below, but you can also encounter some in blister packaging. Always check if you received 2 vails. After opening, don’t put them in your eye but let them soak for at least 8 hours in saline solution for soft contact lenses. Use a lens case and always make sure the tops are secured.
If you’re new to circle lenses, start of wearing them only a few hours a day to get used to them. Make sure they are clean before you start. Large diameters are harder to put in the eye, so if you’re not a regular contact lens wearer, start with 14.20mm of 14.50mm. Before placing the lens in your eye, always check if the lens isn’t inside out. With most lenses it’s easy to spot, but if you’re not sure and your lenses feel uncomfortable when you properly cleaned them, they’re probably inside out.
Most circle lenses have a lifespan of up to 1 year with proper care. Read the tips below for tips on how to take care of your lenses. Some lenses have a lifespan of 6 months, 3 months or daily. This is indicated on the product page and on the packaging, so always check before you discard the box. If you have dry eyes or slight discomfort, you can purchase eye drops at your local drug store. Just make sure they’re compatible with soft contact lenses. After a day of wear always clean and refresh the liquid in your lens case and let the lens rehydrate for at least 8 hours.
Circle lens care tips
- Replace your lens case every 6 weeks.
- If you’re not wearing your lenses on a weekly basis, check the lens fluid frequently
- Never wear your lenses longer than 8 hours a day
- If the lenses hurt, ALWAYS take them out
- Same for blurry vision. If you’re seeing blurry, take them out!
- To keep your lenses clean, use a protein removal product. You can get these at any drugstore and will elongate your lenses’ lifespan
- NEVER use water (tap or distilled) to clean your lenses
- Do not sleep, swim with your lenses in or wear your lenses to the sauna/hot tub
- If your lenses dried out, don’t try to rehydrate them. They might look fine after a few hours, but the can contain small defects which can scratch and damage your cornea
And off course with proper care, you will look great wearing your circle lenses every day, a special occasion or with your cosplay! Head over to the store to start shopping now!
“Your eyes are too precious for fake lenses”
To verify your Geo Medical lenses here!
GEO cosmetic colored contacts are the hype in Japan, Korea, Europe and North America. This is by far the most trusted brand by most. Their colored contacts naturally enlarge the iris, producing a brightening and enlarging effect on the eyes. They come in a wide ranges of sizes (14.2 to 15.00mm), designs and water content and are suitable for every occasion. GEO Medical is the only brand with an anti-fake system allowing you to check if you have bought counterfeit. If your vails don’t have the anti-fake stickers on them, do not use them!
Certification:ISO 13485, KGMP, KFDA, KOTRA
Fynale is a fairly new brand (2010). They sell very natural designs and are comforable to wear with great pigmentation for everyday use. The diameter ranges from 14.5 tot 14.5mm and have a water content of 55%(!)
Certification: ISO13485, KFDA CE and KGMP.
Next to GEO Medical, EOS is one of the largest and widely know circle lens brands . They are known for their pigmentation, high wearing comfort level and wide range of designs.
Certification:ISO9001, ISO13845 and KGMP.
I.Fairy Lenses are no doubt loved by many and it is a brand that is hyped world wide because of its comfort, variety of colors and design circle lenses it offers. No matter it is for everyday use , for special event or cosplay it is well suited for everyone. Despite their large diameter (15-16.2mm) I.Fairy lenses are very comforable, have a high water content (45%) and loved by cosplayers for their pigmentation. All I.fairy lenses alse have anti-fake stickers, but no online system to verify
Kimchi lenses are comparable to I.fairy lenses. With fun, pigmented designs and high pigementation perfect for (fashion) photoshoots and cosplay
Certification: ISO13485, CE and KGMP.
Unlike most private brand circle lenses, our lenses are not cheaply produced in China and sold for cheap prices, but at the Vassen company in Korea.We want our customers to experience quality and know what they’re getting
Our lenses our certified and haver a high water content (40 – 42%) for comfortable wear.
Certification: ISO13485, CE and KGMP.