OLens Color Contact Lens Review

I am very happy with my natural eye color, which is a green-blue. It can change colors, depending on my eye makeup and my health ~ haha.  However, I have always wanted to try colored lenses just because it might be fun to have purple or blood red eyes!  I never bothered getting colored lenses in the past because I already wear contacts for my horrible eyesight and I didn’t want to get “locked” into one color for a full year like that.   I saw over the last several years that Korea had circle lenses and I was curious about them; but I didn’t think they were prescription strength lenses ~ a lot of people just wear the colored contacts without any strength behind it.

My fellow beauty blogger, Christina at ChristinaHello has been blogging about OLens, Korean color contact lens,  for a while and I told her wistfully that I always wanted to try them but I needed a prescription and she quickly corrected me. Gurl, they HAVE prescription lenses!  I have been living under a rock for years.

I received these products complementary to review and was not paid.  All reviews are my own honest opinion and  I never have been asked to write copy for a brand.  This blog post might contain promo codes, affiliate and referral links, which using my links will help generate a small commission that helps support my blog at no extra cost to you.

OLens, the first contact lens specialty brand globally and they have helped introduce specialized colored contacts.  OLens has developed Puscon, a material designed for sensitive eyes. It uses an FDA approved Phosphorylcholine, prevents protein deposits ~ I have a huge problem with that, increased oxygen permeability and has a hydrophobic  structure that forms a layer of moisture while minimizing water loss. OLens handles their lenses using strict KFDA guidelines. ~ read more at olensglobal.com ~  ANDDD, for those into K-Pop, Blackpink is their brand ambassador.

OLens offers several different lines: natural and realistic Scandi, exotic Russian Velvet and Spanish, romantic and fanciful ViVi Ring, 3D pigmenation, sophisticated colors with Secriss 3Con and so much more! They offer 1 day, 2 weeks, 1 month and 3 ~ 6 month contact choices, with a variety of prescription strengths ~ even no strength ~  diameter and colors.

OLens quickly set me up with three lenses of my choice, plus they sent me some extra ones as well extra contact lens cases!  Now, my choices are not what I would call “natural” eye color, but fun and sassy ones ~ If I am going to wear colored lenses, I want to be living out my best K-Pop Idol life!

I posted both the official photos from OLens and my photos of how they look on me.  I think that is important, as OLens uses models with brown eyes and the effect can be quite different on someone like me, with green eyes.

My prescription lens that I use now are for astigmatism and I am lucky that the prescription strength is the same in both eyes at -5. OLens does do a lot of BOGO so if you have different strengths, you are covered.  My base curve and diameter is slightly higher than they offer at OLens, but that is due to the astigmatism correction.  OLens has all of the specs on each one of their products and you can search on a lot of the specs, like diameter, prescription and so on.

image from olensglobal.com

Russian Silver is a 1 day lens.  The Russian Collection lens do not have extreme graphics or hard edge lines and has soft shades with natural sizes. They do come in both 1 day and monthly choices.  I chose Russian Silver as I always wanted to try out a gray and it was supposed to be darker than the Russian Gray monthly lens.   They have a total diameter of 14.2mm  with a graphic diameter of 13mm, 48% water content and made of polyHEMA, one of the first materials created for soft contact lens.  The strength goes from 0 to -10.  This lens does not have different left-right strengths to choose from. You will pick one strength for a box.  

This lens has both grey and gold highlights in here and the lens were so light, that I was afraid that they would not show up on my eyes.  I was right ~ this lens was barely noticeable on my already light colored eyes.  However, what I did notice was that my eye color looked more soft and diffused due to the graphics.   These lens are very comfortable and I didn’t really notice an issue  with my astigmatism ~ please note, however, my astigmatism is quite minor and is just getting slightly corrected.

image from olensglobal.com

Jenith Gold 3Con in Pink is a 2 week lens.  Jenith Gold 3Con is OLens best bi-weekly lens, with vivid, high pigmentation.  I really was struck by the lavender, coral, greys and pinks in this design.  They have a total diameter of 14mm  with a graphic diameter of 13.2mm, 38% water content and made of polyHEMA. The strength goes from 0 to -8. This lens does not have different left-right strengths to choose from. You will pick one strength for a box.  

OHHHHH, this looks very different on my eyes, due to my green iris.  It isn’t a dramatic as the official photo, but my eye color with this lens created a very unique shade that was unexpected.  This is more of an “alien” look that I was hoping to get with the Russian Silver.  I really love these lenses a lot

image from olensglobal.com

Rorastar Violet is the one that is the most fun!  It is a 3 to 6 month lens, which is why it comes in a glass jar and not a plastic box.  It has shades of deep pink to violet with white dots swirling around the edge, to mimic the galaxy.  They have a total diameter of 14mm with a graphic diameter of 13.3mm, 38% water content and made of polyHEMA. The strength goes from 0 to -8.  Rorastar has different prescription strength to choose from for left and right eyes.

I HAVE STARS IN MY EYES. The color is very vivid and with my green iris in the middle, it really sets off the purple ~ green and purple do work well with each other.  I love how this looks and I can see myself reaching for these as daily wear even with the galaxy design.  They are very comfortable to wear and the design does not interfere with my vision.  Rorastar Violet lenses are unusual, fun and out of the 3 lenses, these are K-Pop star worthy!!  As these are 3 to 6 month wear, they do require a bit more care than 1 day or even monthly lenses.  You should get a good contact cleaning solution to store and also have saline solution to rinse before and after wearing.   These lenses would be the ones that are more susceptible to protein deposits so it is important to keep them clean. 

Bonus

OLens sent me several one day pairs of lens, mainly from the Scandi line: Aqua, Hazel, Gray, Light Gray and Olive as well as Secriss 3Con Natural in brown.  I will do another review on the rest of the contacts, but I was really excited about the Aqua shade, as that was one on my wishlist. 

image from olensglobal.com

Scandi Aqua are 1 month lenses.  This line is their best for natural and realistic eye colors, with soft edges and blendable shading.  The official photo has the color looking more blue on brown eyes, but it does have more of an aqua outer ring shading into more gold towards the inner part. They have a total diameter of 14.2mm with a graphic diameter of 11.9mm, 40% water content and made of polyHEMA. The strength goes from 0 to -8. This lens does not have different left-right strengths to choose from but it is a BOGO ~ so you get to pick TWO boxes with different strengths.  

Wow, on my eyes, these are truly AQUA.  The green backdrop really helps pop that light aqua and gold coloring on the lens, resulting in a very dramatic but realistic color for me.   Just like all OLens that I have tried, these are very comfortable to wear and I didn’t experience any dry eye. 

TIPS

If you have never worn contacts before, just remember these tips:

  • Make sure to wash and dry your hands
  • Use a saline solution to rinse off the contacts ~ even when you are opening a new pair, always rinse them
  • To pick up the lens, I dump them into the palm of my hand and then use my finger pad to pick them up. Not my finger TIP, no nails are involved here.  
  • Make sure that the lens is curving inward like a bowl.  It is is flaring out, then you need to flip them inside out.   
image from olensglobal.com
  • Inspect the lens for any damage such as tears
  • If the lens looks good, open your eyes wide and just place the lens on your eye.  Blink a few times.
    • You might want to use your other hand to lift up your upper lid while you insert the lens.  With practice, you will be able to add and remove your lens one handed and without a mirror!  

OLens has a great section on lens care and handling and they do have a section about how to insert  here

Purchasing

excuse my messy brows ~ I am trying to grow out my eyebrows and my brow hairs have a life of its own!

I would suggest getting OLens Welcome Kit if this is your first purchase, your prescription strength is the same in both eyes and you are unsure what contacts would suit you best.  This will include your choice of 1 day/20 pairs from Scandi grey/hazel, Spanish brown/gray, Secriss 3con Coral brown/gray, Spanish Circle brown/gray, Russian gold/silver, ViVi Ring brown, Secriss 3Con Natural brown/gray, Misty Romantic hazel/choco or Natural Day brown.  You will also get 3 additional pairs of 1 day contacts, randomly selected from their best sellers.  The Welcome Kit is $29.99

If you spend over $150.00, they have free DHL shipping to almost every country.  They do limit orders to $200.00 or less, as there are custom issues, so if you want to purchase more than $200.00, they recommend placing separate orders.

[ disclaimer:  products received complementary for review purposes ]


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.