A few weeks ago, the team over at Lens Flavors reached out to me and asked if I was interested in reviewing a pair of circle lenses of my choice from their website. I’ve been a fan of circle lenses for years now and after looking through their adorable website and extensive selection, I said yes to the offer.
If you’re unfamiliar with circle lenses, these are contact lenses that make the eyes appear larger for a more doll-like appearance; they come in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes with prescription and non-prescription, and are highly popular in Asian countries like Korea, Japan, and China. Circle lenses differ from traditional contact lenses because they cover not just the iris, but extend outwards to the white area of the eye as well. The other dissimilarity between the two types of contact lenses are the diameter sizes — traditional lenses typically have a 14 mm diameter, whereas, circle lenses can range from 14 mm to 15 mm (they don’t exceed more than 15 mm since larger sizes would be harmful to the eyes for daily wear).
The popularity of circles lenses have resulted in numerous counterfeit lenses entering the market, therefore, make sure to do your research before buying. Beware of lenses that are manufactured anywhere other than Korea as circle lenses are mostly produced in Korea. Also look at the diameter size of the lenses on the bottle — anything over 15 mm is a sign that the lenses are fake. The brand GEO Medical, a Korean contact lens manufacturing company, has multiple international certifications, including the US FDA with an anti-fake system that allows customers to enter the unique codes on the circle lenses’ vials to check for authenticity.
It is highly advised that you consult with your optometrist before trying any types of contact lenses and as always, use at your own discretion and risk.
With that said, let’s talk about the circle lenses that I received from Lens Flavors. Since I adore gray contact lenses, I decided to try the G&G Shinny Gray Circle Lenses. My package took about fifteen days to arrive from Malaysia, which is where the company is based. The lenses were securely wrapped and was accompanied by an adorable pink and purple macaron lens case — so cute!
I got the G&G Shinny Gray Circle Lenses in 0.00, plano (non-prescription). These lenses have a 14.5 mm diameter with a tri-color design — a golden rim on the inside, dark gray in the center with a charcoal gray on the outer rim.
These gray circle lenses covered up my dark brown eyes nicely. I didn’t find these lenses to be extremely bright, so they gave a very natural looking result. The 14.5 mm diameter had a subtle enlarging effect that wasn’t uncanny or overly dramatic, making these lenses great for photography, as well as every day wear. I also found them very comfortable to wear during the four hours that I had them on.
I want to mention that I don’t wear circle lenses on a daily basis. I like to wear them every now and then for my makeup tutorials when I want to change up my look, and I only have them on for four to five hours. They’re fun to wear and I love the dolly effect that they give, but I don’t wear them other than for blogging and tutorial purposes.
You can purchase these circle lenses at LensFlavors.Com.