Merry Christmas Eve!
It is THAT time of the year again!
Yes, time to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.
I was cleaning my room today and came across my lens bag, which was delivered from LA a while ago. I didn't bother to open it until today and I was pretty shocked when I did.
So here's the shocking part of old color lens.
I am VERY careful with lens storage because I had to go to the ER once due to bad contact lens usage (my eye was swollen to a point my aunt thought it was going to explode out of my eye socket). I always clear out solution, clean my lens case before I store fresh solution and my lens. So this couldn't be a result of dirty solution. Basically, these color lenses were sitting in solution for quite a long time.
I'm wondering if the brown lens is leaking color?!
The left lens is dry (the solution leaked), but the right one.. eww! Why would the solution turn yellow??
It's hard to catch the colors in this picture too, but this three toned lens (that is obviously dried out, crinkled and two lenses stacked together - wth?) kind of had brownish leaked color in the mid section too.
I'm going to throw them out so it doesn't really bother me, but I really wonder why some lens' solutions turned yellow. Odd thing is, other colors (blue, green, black) still have clear solution. I remember clearing out all my lens cases and filling them up with clear solution when I had them sealed and sent to LA.... so, the solution should have turned yellow in every case if old solution was the problem.
But, oh well. For now, the mystery is yet to be solved.
However!!! If the colored water is really the lens leaking color... that's something that I would seriously reconsider when wearing colored lenses.
I have some new or backups of my favorite lenses so it doesn't feel painful at all to throw all these alway :p I actually feel happy some of my clutter is getting cleared out.
* Usually, lenses are good for a year or whatever period they are made for (daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly..etc). Trying out a huge range of lenses, I've noticed that not a lot of them actually live up to however long they're suppose to last. Most of the time I experience ripping or curling of lenses within the 3-6 month period. I know circle or color lenses aren't that affordable, but when even the smallest thing happens to your lens, it's better throwing them out. You don't want to scratch or damage your eye because of some malfunctioning lens. It's hard to let go of something that you like and paid a lot for - but!! in the long run, your eyes are much more important than the money you paid for your lens, so when it is time to say goodbye we should learn to bravely let go. :)
Anyway, have any of you guys experienced color leak? :(
I'm a bit worried!!