As a beauty blog reader, I had been reading many posts from people who use circle lenses. I was always curious about it and stupidly thought that it was available only to people who needed to wear contacts for corrective vision purposes. It wasn't until recently that I learned that they are available as a non-presciption and non-corrective lens. This piqued my interest in them even more. I actually have sensitive eyes and don't like it when anything goes into them so I've always thought that if I ever needed to wear glasses, I probably would never use contacts since I can't see how I would be able to stand something on my eye. (I only recently started needing to wear glasses but only for reading.)
Recently Blair had tweeted that she was selling a pair of Geo Mimi Lens. I believe that it was in a gray color. I have to admit that curiosity got the better of me and I rationalized it was something that I should try as a beauty blogger. I went ahed and tweeted her back that I wanted to purchase it. Please check out her blog as she does quite a few posts on different contact lens and it looks so pretty on her.
I've actually had it for a while now but I needed to research on how to open the bottles, care for the lens and how to insert and take them out. I also finally got together with Mai, who wears contacts, so I had her help with showing me how to insert them and take them out. Unfortunately, she only uses hard contacts so it's a little different.
Here is my eye before I inserted the contact:
And this is the end result:
Can you see a difference? No? Don't worry if you don't because there actually is no difference! The 2nd picture was taken 12 hours after the first picture and after I had tried and tried and tried to insert the contact, but to no avail. Mai and I were laughing at first because it was quite hilarious. I've come to the conclusion that I can't spread my eyelids far apart enough to insert the lens. The lens is actually quite large and every time I try to insert it, my eyelids are not spread far apart enough that the lens actually inverts and molds itself to my finger. I finally did manage to insert it into my other eye--I guess that the lids are looser and can spread apart farther. Unfortunately, I could feel the lens in my eye and my vision was a bit cloudy. I'm not sure if it's because it wasn't centered properly or if that's how it is. I also thought that it looked a bit scary as my eye didn't look pretty and doll-like as I've seen with other wearers of these type of lens. My eye looked like a reptile's eye!
My conclusion on this is that I'm so glad that I tried it. I know that it's not for me. My eyelids can't spread far apart enough to insert it in. Besides, with me being older, I'm afraid that if I continue to spread my eyelids that far apart, it will lose whatever elasticity there is and will droop something awful. I'll stick with my own beady little eyes.