Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Acuvue 2 Define Vivid Style - Way Too Natural Color Lens


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I don't know if I should define these lenses as circle lenses as they have absolutely no enlarging effects on my eyes.

I feel like I'm growing out of color/circle lenses.  I still like them, but I feel extremely self-concious and weirded out if I wear them to work. I can pass with wearing them in videos, but when I'm talking to people I work with and see everyday, buggy looking eyes becomes an awkward thing that makes people raise their eyebrows.  I've worn brown colored lenses to work a handful of times, and everytime someone had to innocently (?) point out how weird my eyes looked.

I still like to add a bit of jazz to my eyes, so I was in the search of "THE most natural looking lens out there".  I was able to narrow my choices down to two. One was Acuvue define products or freshlook illuminate products.

I decided to try out the Acuvue Define Vivid styles first.  I already wear regular Acuvue contacts, so I had some confidence in ordering Vivid style lenses.

Here's some illustrative pieces I grabbed from the web. Acuvue Define Lenses are Asia exclusive and designed for Asian eyes (I believe).

As you can see, the products in this line aren't really geared towards enlarging your eyes like circle lenses; they are more for adding definition to your eyes. 


I ordered one box for each eye. I got Acuvue 2 (which means 2 weeks wear, Acuvue daily is for daily disposable lenses) Define in Vivid Style. There are six separate lenses per box, which will last you for 3 months. I thought the store was in the states, but my lenses came from Korea (hence the Korean instructions on the back).



The lens is the size of a regular contact lens. There's a brown ring with seaweed-like spikes going inward. The brown color is very similar to a typical dark brown eye color.

So here's my eyes with the contacts on... the lenses do pretty much nothing to my eyes. No enlarging - the diameter is pretty much the same as my iris, so it's almost TOO natural for me.


Here's a on and off comparison.
There's an ounce of difference, but the effect is so subtle.


Comfort : The lenses seemed thin, but I wouldn't recommend it to people with dry or sensitive eyes.  My eyes started tugging and drying out by mid-day.  I felt discomfort throughout the day and kept thinking of eye drops. By 5:00pm, I was developing a headache and was in dire need to take out the lenses.


Natural-look : On my eyes, they look overly natural. Also, when I move my eyes around rapidly, the lens tend to shift and take some time to come back to place. Drifting on one eye is more severe than the other. I felt the lens falling off-center a couple of times throughout the day. 



Color : Man, they nailed it with the color. If you have regular Asian dark-brown eyes, these will blend straight in with your eye color. If you look at the picture above, I've upped the contrast and the color difference between my eye color and the lens is still hard to tell.


Urmm.. here's a full face shot of me with the contacts on LOL
Yeah, I know I packed on a lot of pounds, hence the tiny picture size :p heh.. (gonna work out ._. hmph!)


If you want that K-Pop Idol-esque lens look (like Jessica below) - here's your solution for you.


Not to contradict myself - going back up to the third paragraph of this post, I did say I was in search of THE most natural looking lens out there (excluding regular contacts), so I do have to say I have accomplished my mission.  I'm just not sure if that mission was what I really wanted..

Next stop will probably be the Freshlook Illuminate lenses (also Asia exclusive).


Anyway, what do you guys think? Was it worth 70-some odd dollars for 3 months of these lenses?


Let me know your thoughts ;)

Catalina



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9 comments:

  1. I think the effect is so almost non-visible that I would definitely not wanna have these - if I put my eyes to the stress of wearing contacts I want them to be at least effective (speaking, for eye sight) or visible. Not to say that contacts damaged my eyes and I will never wear them again <.< Think if you really wanna wear contacts wear some which are at least sliightly visible ;D

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  2. I like natural lens but these are way too natural... I love the look of neo vision contacts

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  3. I wear these from time to time, but I also find them not very comfortable. Where do you order these lenses from? It's hard to find for me so I ask a friend from Japan.

    Oh, the Freshlook Illuminate actually has a smaller diameter than the Acuvue's. So don't waste your money! :)

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  4. I wear Neo dali Brown, best lens so far, very comfortable and very natural for me.

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