Thursday, 10 January 2013

Review | EOS Ice Blue Lens


Dorky smile! My cat scratched the tip of my nose!

Hello again! I have some new lenses to show you:
my new EOS Ice blue lenses from MapleLens.com.

These feel like the biggest lenses I've worn, and I was surprised when I double-checked the diameter. Even though the EOS Ice series are 14.8mm in diameter, they feel the same size as my i.Fairy Keizen blue lenses (which were 16.2mm!)

I really like the design of these lenses. They've got a nice pattern on the outside that looks more natural than a thick or dark limbal ring. They're a pretty blue, but are much more vibrant than they look in the stock photo on the website.

Because the lenses are so much bigger than the iris, some of the white of the eye is visible; this gets called the halo effect. It becomes particularly obvious when you are looking sideways or up. These are the first lenses I've worn where I've really noticed the halo effect.




 
The halo effect is very obvious when I look sideways
 

As the i.Fairy Keizen lenses were my first blue lenses, I couldn't help but compare this pair to them. Basically, I think these ones are a thousand times better! I'm glad that I bought these, because the Keizen lenses made me worry that blue lenses would never suit my natural eye colour.

But these lenses certainly blend nicely with my natural colour, and there isn't a noticeable line around my natural eye colour. I think this is because the colour on the Ice Blue lens extends closer to the pupil than on the Keizen Blue.

Another thing better about the Ice Blue lens is that, unlike the Keizen Blue, there is no pixelation when you look at my eyes close up. The colour is smooth and uniform. Both lenses have lots of enlargement and look quite dolly (I don't really like that term but it is kind of the only one that works. You literally get big doll eyes!)

As I said before, the colour is very vibrant on the Ice Blue lens. The Keizen blue was a darker, more natural looking blue, whereas these are electric blue! I think that this same design in a more natural shade of blue would be really beautiful.



The only place that these lenses fall behind is in comfort. Whilst they were really easy to put in, they don't feel all that comfortable on your eye. Occassionally, the lens will shift slightly on my eyeball when I blink and you can feel this movement. I've looked in the mirror and you can't SEE the lens shifting, but it feels odd having it move around a lot. Also, I have only worn them for 5 hours at a time because any longer than that and my eyes begin to feel very tired and dry. However if you're happy to use a lot of eye drops and don't mind some slight shifting, you could probably wear these all day.

So, the verdict?

Design:            10/10
Enlargement:   10/10
Comfort:            6/10

Overall:  26/30
I've been doing my overall scores out of 10 in the
past but I'm listing them out of 30 from now on.  
 
Comparison
Both

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3 comments :

  1. Looks really cool! I've never tried colored lenses myself and probably never will, but the idea always intrigues me.

    Nice review:)

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  2. Wow you are really very pretty!
    I hate wearing contacts but these circle lenses really caught my attention....they look cute,I do want to give it a try! XD

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