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    Thumbs up "Allure" contacts. (Limbal ring only)

    I just got these lens a last week, they are vial lenses and just have a nice dark limbal ring around them. I have brown eyes so they don't show up as much as they would on light eyes. I attached a photo of me with one in and one out. So you can see the difference.

    Price: $21.89 PER LENS
    Comfort: They are very comfortable. And don't dry out as fast as silicone hydrogel lens do, because they are very low water content lens.
    Material: 61% Polymacon, 39% water
    Size: Base Curve 8.6, Diameter 14.0
    Description: Allure (Equinox) is a clear contact lens with a black "limbal" ring for cosmetic enhancement and ease of handling. The black ring on these contacts give your natural color more definition and makes your eyes look larger - like mascara for your eyes! Allure contact lenses are made with gel-edge technology for greater comfort. Allure contacts are perfect for those with high prescriptions as the limbal ring is more visible than the traditional blue locator tint. One contact lens is provided in each vial and these contacts are approved for 3 6 month wear.

    I only wear contacts maybe once a month, so they would last me alot longer.
    Hope this helps anyone who is intrested in these type of lenses. I don't think lens.com sells them, but another lens place does: www.coastalcontacts.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I just got these lens a last week, they are vial lenses and just have a nice dark limbal ring around them. I have brown eyes so they don't show up as much as they would on light eyes. I attached a photo of me with one in and one out. So you can see the difference.

    Price: $21.89 PER LENS
    Comfort: They are very comfortable. And don't dry out as fast as silicone hydrogel lens do, because they are very low water content lens.
    Material: 61% Polymacon, 39% water
    Size: Base Curve 8.6, Diameter 14.0
    Description: Allure (Equinox) is a clear contact lens with a black "limbal" ring for cosmetic enhancement and ease of handling. The black ring on these contacts give your natural color more definition and makes your eyes look larger - like mascara for your eyes! Allure contact lenses are made with gel-edge technology for greater comfort. Allure contacts are perfect for those with high prescriptions as the limbal ring is more visible than the traditional blue locator tint. One contact lens is provided in each vial and these contacts are approved for 3 6 month wear.

    I only wear contacts maybe once a month, so they would last me alot longer.
    Hope this helps anyone who is intrested in these type of lenses. I don't think lens.com sells them, but another lens place does: www.coastalcontacts.com
    Hello Deejayt

    That's a good picture of yourself. The limbal ring certainly makes your right eye look quite a bit bigger, without the limbal ring being as obvious as it would be on lighter coloured eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I just got these lens a last week, they are vial lenses and just have a nice dark limbal ring around them. I have brown eyes so they don't show up as much as they would on light eyes. I attached a photo of me with one in and one out. So you can see the difference.

    Price: $21.89 PER LENS
    Comfort: They are very comfortable. And don't dry out as fast as silicone hydrogel lens do, because they are very low water content lens.
    Material: 61% Polymacon, 39% water
    Size: Base Curve 8.6, Diameter 14.0
    Description: Allure (Equinox) is a clear contact lens with a black "limbal" ring for cosmetic enhancement and ease of handling. The black ring on these contacts give your natural color more definition and makes your eyes look larger - like mascara for your eyes! Allure contact lenses are made with gel-edge technology for greater comfort. Allure contacts are perfect for those with high prescriptions as the limbal ring is more visible than the traditional blue locator tint. One contact lens is provided in each vial and these contacts are approved for 3 6 month wear.

    I only wear contacts maybe once a month, so they would last me alot longer.
    Hope this helps anyone who is intrested in these type of lenses. I don't think lens.com sells them, but another lens place does: www.coastalcontacts.com
    Thanks for the great picture Deejayt, and for the helpful information. I didn't even know that contact lenses that are clear except for a limbal ring even existed. Does Lens.com sell anything like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I just got these lens a last week, they are vial lenses and just have a nice dark limbal ring around them. I have brown eyes so they don't show up as much as they would on light eyes. I attached a photo of me with one in and one out. So you can see the difference.

    Price: $21.89 PER LENS
    Comfort: They are very comfortable. And don't dry out as fast as silicone hydrogel lens do, because they are very low water content lens.
    Material: 61% Polymacon, 39% water
    Size: Base Curve 8.6, Diameter 14.0
    Description: Allure (Equinox) is a clear contact lens with a black "limbal" ring for cosmetic enhancement and ease of handling. The black ring on these contacts give your natural color more definition and makes your eyes look larger - like mascara for your eyes! Allure contact lenses are made with gel-edge technology for greater comfort. Allure contacts are perfect for those with high prescriptions as the limbal ring is more visible than the traditional blue locator tint. One contact lens is provided in each vial and these contacts are approved for 3 6 month wear.

    I only wear contacts maybe once a month, so they would last me alot longer.
    Hope this helps anyone who is intrested in these type of lenses. I don't think lens.com sells them, but another lens place does: www.coastalcontacts.com
    Is that you in the picture Deejayt? The contacts look really nice.

    I checked Lens.com and you're right. They don't sell Allure contact lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleiris View Post
    Is that you in the picture Deejayt? The contacts look really nice.

    I checked Lens.com and you're right. They don't sell Allure contact lenses.

    Thanks, and yes that is me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    Thanks, and yes that is me.
    That's a neat picture, and the contact lens looks great in the one eye like that. Still, you should probably wear both of them.

    The background is really funky and besides the contact lenses, your eyes are incredibly clear and white. You wouldn't be doing any "photoshop fudging" now, would you?

    I've never seen anyone's eyes so completely white like that. What's your secret?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scienceguy View Post
    That's a neat picture, and the contact lens looks great in the one eye like that. Still, you should probably wear both of them.

    The background is really funky and besides the contact lenses, your eyes are incredibly clear and white. You wouldn't be doing any "photoshop fudging" now, would you?

    I've never seen anyone's eyes so completely white like that. What's your secret?

    Hahah, I'm a photographer, and have a studio in one of my bedrooms. So thats why the background looks like that, and when I took this photo I was wearing no makeup and looked like crap, so I did kinda use my "portrait" editing software to make my face look better. And put some fake eyelashes on to. lol Here is the actaul photo, the only thing I did was re-size it this time, but please don't make fun of me! I look really bad. I added a few others from that same day also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    Hahah, I'm a photographer, and have a studio in one of my bedrooms. So thats why the background looks like that, and when I took this photo I was wearing no makeup and looked like crap, so I did kinda use my "portrait" editing software to make my face look better. And put some fake eyelashes on to. lol Here is the actual photo, the only thing I did was re-size it this time, but please don't make fun of me! I look really bad. I added a few others from that same day also.
    Here she is, Deejayt, untouched and unedited!

    You look really cute, D. I like the freckles. I didn't see them so much in the first set of pictures. Of course, the contacts look good on you, too. I noticed that your eyes are still clear and white. Are those contact lenses that comfortable?

    I fancy myself a bit of a shutterbug, too, but I'm too cheap to spend a lot of money on fancy editing software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradecade View Post
    Here she is, Deejayt, untouched and unedited!

    You look really cute, D. I like the freckles. I didn't see them so much in the first set of pictures. Of course, the contacts look good on you, too. I noticed that your eyes are still clear and white. Are those contact lenses that comfortable?

    I fancy myself a bit of a shutterbug, too, but I'm too cheap to spend a lot of money on fancy editing software.

    haha, thanks. And about the comfort. they are Polymacon 38% have a low water content so are good for dry eyes. I have always thought Polymacon was a comfortable material, it was actaully the first material used to make soft contacts. But with the low Dk value I would only wear them for no more than 5 hours, or you can tell your eye needs some oxygen. lol So, to answer your question, lol They are very comfortable, and for the first 4 or 5 hours compare to my biofinity contacts in comfort level. They last up to a year with proper care. Some colored contacts feel kinda funny at first, but since these only have a ring around the outside they don't feel any different than a regular contact lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    haha, thanks. And about the comfort. they are Polymacon 38% have a low water content so are good for dry eyes. I have always thought Polymacon was a comfortable material, it was actually the first material used to make soft contacts. But with the low Dk value I would only wear them for no more than 5 hours, or you can tell your eye needs some oxygen. lol So, to answer your question, lol They are very comfortable, and for the first 4 or 5 hours compare to my biofinity contacts in comfort level. They last up to a year with proper care. Some colored contacts feel kinda funny at first, but since these only have a ring around the outside they don't feel any different than a regular contact lens.
    It sounds like you've found some really good contacts, Deejayt. Enjoy them.

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    I would really like to see what they look like on light eyes though. Probably really awesome, but fake. But awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I would really like to see what they look like on light eyes though. Probably really awesome, but fake. But awesome.
    You heard the lady. Let's see some pictures of blue and grey-eyed people wearing brown Allure contact lenses.

    I'd like to help you out myself, but I have brown eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I would really like to see what they look like on light eyes though. Probably really awesome, but fake. But awesome.
    But fake. But awesome, But fake.

    I'm not laughing at you deejayt, I'm laughing with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scienceguy View Post
    But fake. But awesome, But fake.

    I'm not laughing at you deejayt, I'm laughing with you.
    Yeah, it is kind of funny how she phrased that, but deejayt has posted a lot of really nice pictures here, so we should cut her some slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scienceguy View Post
    But fake. But awesome, But fake.

    I'm not laughing at you deejayt, I'm laughing with you.
    Hey, some things can be awesome and fake.
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    thanks for posting pics. Im really interested in purchasing these limbal ring only contacts. it looks like in your very first picture that the limbal doesnt exactly fit perfect over your natural limbal ring or maybe its the way your looking into the camera. like it extends alittle onto the whites of your eyes. is the contact or limbal ring just slighly bigger than your own? Is allure the only makers of this "limbal ring" contact that you know of? thanks so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    haha, thanks. And about the comfort. they are Polymacon 38% have a low water content so are good for dry eyes. I have always thought Polymacon was a comfortable material, it was actaully the first material used to make soft contacts. But with the low Dk value I would only wear them for no more than 5 hours, or you can tell your eye needs some oxygen. lol So, to answer your question, lol They are very comfortable, and for the first 4 or 5 hours compare to my biofinity contacts in comfort level. They last up to a year with proper care. Some colored contacts feel kinda funny at first, but since these only have a ring around the outside they don't feel any different than a regular contact lens.
    You sound like you know your stuff, Deejayt. With all your "Polymacon" this and "Dk value" that. Did you learn all that stuff from Lens 101? I know I learned all that stuff from Lens 101. Without this site I wouldn't know a toric lens from a slit lamp. Thank you, Lens 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger View Post
    You sound like you know your stuff, Deejayt. With all your "Polymacon" this and "Dk value" that. Did you learn all that stuff from Lens 101? I know I learned all that stuff from Lens 101. Without this site I wouldn't know a toric lens from a slit lamp. Thank you, Lens 101.

    I actaully study stuff like that. Just for fun. I think its interesting. And I sit at a computer all day at work and sometimes read about things that could be intresting. So one day I read about the history of Contacts and everything else about them. lol I find it interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I actaully study stuff like that. Just for fun. I think its interesting. And I sit at a computer all day at work and sometimes read about things that could be intresting. So one day I read about the history of Contacts and everything else about them. lol I find it interesting.
    Perhaps you have a future in ophthalmology.

    You may not want to go in that direction, but I hope you will continue to use your interest in contact lenses to help answer some of the questions that are awaiting answers on Lens 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I actaully study stuff like that. Just for fun. I think its interesting. And I sit at a computer all day at work and sometimes read about things that could be intresting. So one day I read about the history of Contacts and everything else about them. lol I find it interesting.
    Great, you're just the kind of member we need. Have you used your smarts to answer some of the questions that Lens 101 members have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iseeall View Post
    Hey, some things can be awesome and fake.
    You mean her eye color, right?

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    my prescriptions base curve is 8.3
    so idk if i could get away on getting this one which has 8.6 base curve.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanacarla View Post
    my prescriptions base curve is 8.3
    so idk if i could get away on getting this one which has 8.6 base curve.?
    Hi jhanacarla. I don't think you can get lenses with such a different base curve. It would depend on who is selling you the lenses. They may sell you the lenses if your prescription was more like 8.5, but there's a pretty big difference between 8.3 and 8.6. You probably couldn't wear 8.6 lenses very comfortably. Are you looking for Allure contact lenses? Lens.com has lenses called Illusions, and they do come in 8.3. You can find out more about them here: http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens153.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englishteacher1 View Post
    Hi jhanacarla. I don't think you can get lenses with such a different base curve. It would depend on who is selling you the lenses. They may sell you the lenses if your prescription was more like 8.5, but there's a pretty big difference between 8.3 and 8.6. You probably couldn't wear 8.6 lenses very comfortably. Are you looking for Allure contact lenses? Lens.com has lenses called Illusions, and they do come in 8.3.

    i know but i used to wear circle contact lenses. which has 8.6 base curve and 14 in dia. and i didnt really have any problems with it. and the power isnt that high its jus -.50 so idk.hopefully they'll approve it and ship me the contacts i ordered from lensmart.com
    thanks.i'll check the illusions out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanacarla View Post
    i know but i used to wear circle contact lenses. which has 8.6 base curve and 14 in dia. and i didnt really have any problems with it. and the power isnt that high its jus -.50 so idk.hopefully they'll approve it and ship me the contacts i ordered from lensmart.com
    thanks.i'll check the illusions out.
    Are you sure your base curve hasn't changed?

    Bottom line is that if you want contact lenses, you need a prescription. If some website or some guy in the street offers you contact lenses without a current prescription, you should probably keep moving. So when you order those Illusions contact lenses, I hope you have your prescription handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanacarla View Post
    i know but i used to wear circle contact lenses. which has 8.6 base curve and 14 in dia. and i didnt really have any problems with it. and the power isnt that high its jus -.50 so idk.hopefully they'll approve it and ship me the contacts i ordered from lensmart.com
    thanks.i'll check the illusions out.
    I hope they don't approve a base curve that you don't have a prescription for. That could be harmful if you wear the wrong size lenses. I don't even think it's legal to sell you contact lenses without a prescription.

    You said you haven't had problems, and I'm glad you haven't, but you really should be professionally fitted and buy the proper size lenses.

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    I have pale eyes and wore these for a while- they look much more natural on dark eyes, but they were the most natural of the limbal rings I've owned. I eventually got limbal ring customs made by Crystal Reflections (220$).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsiren View Post
    I have pale eyes and wore these for a while- they look much more natural on dark eyes, but they were the most natural of the limbal rings I've owned. I eventually got limbal ring customs made by Crystal Reflections (220$).
    When you say you "wore these for a while" you mean Allure contact lenses, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    Hahah, I'm a photographer, and have a studio in one of my bedrooms. So thats why the background looks like that, and when I took this photo I was wearing no makeup and looked like crap, so I did kinda use my "portrait" editing software to make my face look better. And put some fake eyelashes on to. lol Here is the actaul photo, the only thing I did was re-size it this time, but please don't make fun of me! I look really bad. I added a few others from that same day also.
    Smile, Deejayt. You look great in your contacts!

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    I wore the Allure limbal rings for about a year, I was tired of people asking if I was wearing contacts or not (I have light green eyes, the black ring looked somewhat evident on me, not horrible). So I contacted Coastal Contacts, got limbal rings made, which looked extremely natural (haven't been asked if they were contacts since!). I recently got Soloticas because I'm tired of spending 250$ every time I loose a contact, and I have to say, though the mel is too sheer for my tiny green iris's, they are extremely natural- not as much as my customs, but much more comfortable and affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsiren View Post
    I wore the Allure limbal rings for about a year, I was tired of people asking if I was wearing contacts or not (I have light green eyes, the black ring looked somewhat evident on me, not horrible). So I contacted Coastal Contacts, got limbal rings made, which looked extremely natural (haven't been asked if they were contacts since!). I recently got Soloticas because I'm tired of spending 250$ every time I loose a contact, and I have to say, though the mel is too sheer for my tiny green iris's, they are extremely natural- not as much as my customs, but much more comfortable and affordable.
    Thanks for that mini product review, bsiren. I'm glad you're here. Do you like sunglasses?

    http://www.lens101.com/sunglasses.html

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    Thanks hotpepper! I do- I'll be sure to check out that section. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out if Hidrocharme Grafite will work on my tiny iris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsiren View Post
    Thanks hotpepper! I do- I'll be sure to check out that section. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out if Hidrocharme Grafite will work on my tiny iris.
    Your prescription should specify the right size, shouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsiren View Post
    Thanks hotpepper! I do- I'll be sure to check out that section. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out if Hidrocharme Grafite will work on my tiny iris.
    You're welcome, my friend. Let us know how it goes with the Grafite lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsiren View Post
    I wore the Allure limbal rings for about a year, I was tired of people asking if I was wearing contacts or not (I have light green eyes, the black ring looked somewhat evident on me, not horrible). So I contacted Coastal Contacts, got limbal rings made, which looked extremely natural (haven't been asked if they were contacts since!). I recently got Soloticas because I'm tired of spending 250$ every time I loose a contact, and I have to say, though the mel is too sheer for my tiny green iris's, they are extremely natural- not as much as my customs, but much more comfortable and affordable.
    Hey Bsiren,

    I have just ordered the allure limbal rings and I have green eyes with hazel centre. I too am sick of people asking if im wearing contacts, I ususally wear freshlook colourblends. Do you have any photos of the custom lenses in your eye? Also the Soloticas, how did they turn out? Ive been thinking of getting those for a while. I thought they might make my eye look too yellow, what do you mean they are too sheer for your iris's?

    Thanks ! xo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iseeall View Post
    Hey, some things can be awesome and fake.
    Just what are you trying to say, Iseeall?

    I think I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishLensLover View Post
    Hey Bsiren,

    I have just ordered the allure limbal rings and I have green eyes with hazel centre. I too am sick of people asking if im wearing contacts, I ususally wear freshlook colourblends. Do you have any photos of the custom lenses in your eye? Also the Soloticas, how did they turn out? Ive been thinking of getting those for a while. I thought they might make my eye look too yellow, what do you mean they are too sheer for your iris's?

    Thanks ! xo
    I find the Allure to look rather fake and "anime" on me, which I don't like. I was quite spoiled by having custom painted limbal rings for a while, but the cost bothered me, so I thought I'd give the Solotica Hidrocharme (in Mel, it makes eyes like ours look a little bit greener).

    On most people the Solotica's will look 95% natural. Nearly perfect, I am never going back to customs because of it. The Solotica's have the disadvantage (on me only) of having a bigger circumfrence than my natural iris, so there is a tiny white gap you can see around my eye at certain angles, but this is because I have an extremely small iris.

    I found the Youtube videos of Solotica only mildly helpful, because the people showing them all had very dark eyes, and appeared to have much bigger iris's than me. I also found the videos discouraging, because Solotica lenses actually look MUCH more natural in person. I get told "wow you have pretty eyes" far more than I ever did with customs or Allure, with Allure and customs it was "are your eyes contacts? They're just so pretty/big!", now people seem genuinely surprised to know they're "fake" if I reveal it.

    I'm extremely finicky, and some people really enjoy the Allure. I think on dark eyes, they work- on lighter eyes, a bit too sci-fi/cat/anime Very pixel-y in my opinion too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsiren View Post
    I find the Allure to look rather fake and "anime" on me, which I don't like. I was quite spoiled by having custom painted limbal rings for a while, but the cost bothered me, so I thought I'd give the Solotica Hidrocharme (in Mel, it makes eyes like ours look a little bit greener).

    On most people the Solotica's will look 95% natural. Nearly perfect, I am never going back to customs because of it. The Solotica's have the disadvantage (on me only) of having a bigger circumfrence than my natural iris, so there is a tiny white gap you can see around my eye at certain angles, but this is because I have an extremely small iris.

    I found the Youtube videos of Solotica only mildly helpful, because the people showing them all had very dark eyes, and appeared to have much bigger iris's than me. I also found the videos discouraging, because Solotica lenses actually look MUCH more natural in person. I get told "wow you have pretty eyes" far more than I ever did with customs or Allure, with Allure and customs it was "are your eyes contacts? They're just so pretty/big!", now people seem genuinely surprised to know they're "fake" if I reveal it.

    I'm extremely finicky, and some people really enjoy the Allure. I think on dark eyes, they work- on lighter eyes, a bit too sci-fi/cat/anime Very pixel-y in my opinion too.
    Oh wow thanks so much, thats very helpful. Now I wished id have gotten those instead!! I'll have to get the Solotica, prob have to order them to the UK.

    xo

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsiren View Post
    I find the Allure to look rather fake and "anime" on me, which I don't like. I was quite spoiled by having custom painted limbal rings for a while, but the cost bothered me, so I thought I'd give the Solotica Hidrocharme (in Mel, it makes eyes like ours look a little bit greener).

    On most people the Solotica's will look 95% natural. Nearly perfect, I am never going back to customs because of it. The Solotica's have the disadvantage (on me only) of having a bigger circumfrence than my natural iris, so there is a tiny white gap you can see around my eye at certain angles, but this is because I have an extremely small iris.

    I found the Youtube videos of Solotica only mildly helpful, because the people showing them all had very dark eyes, and appeared to have much bigger iris's than me. I also found the videos discouraging, because Solotica lenses actually look MUCH more natural in person. I get told "wow you have pretty eyes" far more than I ever did with customs or Allure, with Allure and customs it was "are your eyes contacts? They're just so pretty/big!", now people seem genuinely surprised to know they're "fake" if I reveal it.

    I'm extremely finicky, and some people really enjoy the Allure. I think on dark eyes, they work- on lighter eyes, a bit too sci-fi/cat/anime Very pixel-y in my opinion too.
    Thank you for that honest and detailed contact lens review. That's what I like to read on this forum.
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    You mean her eye color, right?
    I thought it was a reference to her hair color, but this is a forum about eyes, so I defer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I just got these lens a last week, they are vial lenses and just have a nice dark limbal ring around them. I have brown eyes so they don't show up as much as they would on light eyes. I attached a photo of me with one in and one out. So you can see the difference.
    Well, aren't you the girl with the big brown eyes?

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    These Allures look very similar to Acuvue Defines. They're the same Acuvue daily disposables you can get in the US but with a black limbal ring--you can find them online-I have them and they look very nice on my brown eyes, but I'm not so sure how they would turn out on blue eyes, maybe a little too anime

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    These Allures look very similar to Acuvue Defines. They're the same Acuvue daily disposables you can get in the US but with a black limbal ring--you can find them online . . .
    What are the US version of the Acuvue daily disposable contact lenses called? Are those the Defines that you mentioned?

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    No the Acuvue Defines are a version of Acuvue Moist, only with a limbal ring. So if you have a prescription for Acuvue Moist then you know that Acuvue Defines will fit you the same way. I found this very convenient because I wanted to try circle lenses but I didn't want to order some random Korean brand without knowing how it would work with my eyes and if they would be safe. I already have a Rx for Acuvue Moist and I know Acuvue is a trustworthy brand

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    No the Acuvue Defines are a version of Acuvue Moist, only with a limbal ring. So if you have a prescription for Acuvue Moist then you know that Acuvue Defines will fit you the same way.
    So if you take in a prescription for Acuvue Moist and ask for Defines it won't be a problem at the store? They'll give you your Defines lenses no questions asked?

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    You can't buy them in a store in the US, you can only buy them online because for some reason Acuvue doesn't sell them here--but you can easily find websites that will sell them to you without prescription--but since it is not a good idea to buy lenses without getting them fitted first you should get fitted for Acuvue Moist before ordering the Defines so that you can be sure that they will fit well
    I just happen to already wear the Acuvue Moist so I was confident ordering, if I didn't I would definitely go to the optometrist first

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    You can't buy them in a store in the US, you can only buy them online because for some reason Acuvue doesn't sell them here--but you can easily find websites that will sell them to you without prescription--but since it is not a good idea to buy lenses without getting them fitted first you should get fitted for Acuvue Moist before ordering the Defines so that you can be sure that they will fit well
    I just happen to already wear the Acuvue Moist so I was confident ordering, if I didn't I would definitely go to the optometrist first
    That's interesting, sylvia. I went to Google and type in "acuvue define lenses" and did an "In Stock Nearby" search and came up with nada. I wonder if it's because there's nothing here, or I just didn't do the search correctly?

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    hmm I got mine at contactlensxchange.com but I know that there are other sites that sell them-here's a link contactlensxchange.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_ id=16

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    hmm I got mine at contactlensxchange.com but I know that there are other sites that sell them-here's a link contactlensxchange.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_ id=16
    So do you think you might want to put a picture here so we can see how good those lenses look on you?

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    Here is a closeup and a pic from a normal distance
    They have a larger limbal ring than the Allures but I like the enlarging effect that they give since my irises are on the smaller side
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    Here is a closeup and a pic from a normal distance
    They have a larger limbal ring than the Allures but I like the enlarging effect that they give since my irises are on the smaller side
    Those look nice, sylvia. Good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I would really like to see what they look like on light eyes though. Probably really awesome, but fake. But awesome.
    here is an allure on a light eye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I would really like to see what they look like on light eyes though. Probably really awesome, but fake. But awesome.
    And here's one more Let me know if you think they are freaky
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    Those look great! Does anyone have a pic of the contact that is not on an eye? I have light eyes and think maybe just putting the ring around them would be perfect. It would save me having to try to find "natural" looking lenses that are light enough to match my eye color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBN View Post
    Those look great! Does anyone have a pic of the contact that is not on an eye? I have light eyes and think maybe just putting the ring around them would be perfect. It would save me having to try to find "natural" looking lenses that are light enough to match my eye color.
    Here you are
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    Thanks a lot Stribe! I am totally going to try those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribe11 View Post
    here is an allure on a light eye
    That lens looks nice. I like the fingernail, too. Nice touch.

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    Thumbs up omg!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by stribe11 View Post
    here is an allure on a lighomgt eye
    I love your eyes like this!!! Omg i want that color!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I love your eyes like this!!! Omg i want that color!!!!
    I"m glad you like them. I had to have my optician order the first set from the company and paid 50$, and that was a tough one to swallow, cuz I see them on the internet for 30$ a pair all the time. But he had to order directly from the manufacturer. I couldn't find them on any of the "illegal sites", so I could bring them to the optician myself
    Good thing was he said I could wear them for a whole year, even though I see them advertised as up to 6 months. We'll see who's right... Look forward too seeing a pic with you wearing them. (Or your own pair of Allure )

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    Aren't they also called circle lenses? They make you look doll- like but in a good way. Circle lenses are popular with Asians

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    Quote Originally Posted by jen1959 View Post
    Aren't they also called circle lenses? They make you look doll- like but in a good way. Circle lenses are popular with Asians
    Yes, they are actually circle lenses, but I don't know if the are marketed like that. They are from Marietta Vision, and are really called Equinox Allure. Because the ring is not to thick, I can get away with them with light eyes.The ring on the Asian circles is a little bit bigger, so you really need brown eyes for those. Also for their darker lenses in general, because a light ring around the pupil whole in a contact is not good...makes you look evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribe11 View Post
    Yes, they are actually circle lenses, but I don't know if the are marketed like that. They are from Marietta Vision, and are really called Equinox Allure. Because the ring is not to thick, I can get away with them with light eyes.The ring on the Asian circles is a little bit bigger, so you really need brown eyes for those. Also for their darker lenses in general, because a light ring around the pupil whole in a contact is not good...makes you look evil
    Can you show us an example of this "evil" light ring look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleElvis View Post
    Can you show us an example of this "evil" light ring look?
    Sorry, I simply threw them out,I was not happy with them at all. But take a look at the pictures of dark eyed people wearing light colored lenses, who complain about a too large pupil hole. You can see a little of their dark natural color just around the pupil. But that is a dark color against the black pupil, so it still looks OK. Now just look at one of those pictures and imagine a little light ring around a black pupil, and then the rest of the iris dark.
    It's hard to explain...maybe another light eyed person has a picture they can post wearing a too dark contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribe11 View Post
    Sorry, I simply threw them out,I was not happy with them at all. But take a look at the pictures of dark eyed people wearing light colored lenses, who complain about a too large pupil hole. You can see a little of their dark natural color just around the pupil. But that is a dark color against the black pupil, so it still looks OK. Now just look at one of those pictures and imagine a little light ring around a black pupil, and then the rest of the iris dark.
    It's hard to explain...maybe another light eyed person has a picture they can post wearing a too dark contact.
    Perhaps you'll agree that Lens 101 member Jellymelly illustrates this phenomenon:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleElvis View Post
    Perhaps Lens 101 member Jellymelly illustrates this phenomenon:
    Exactly. Now reverse the colors in your mind. Makes it worse, doesn't it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribe11 View Post
    Exactly. Now reverse the colors in your mind. Makes it worse, doesn't it???
    Yeah, it kinda does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleElvis View Post
    Perhaps you'll agree that Lens 101 member Jellymelly illustrates this phenomenon:
    eww those have got to be acuvue opaques colored lenses they are horrid

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribe11 View Post
    I"m glad you like them. I had to have my optician order the first set from the company and paid 50$, and that was a tough one to swallow, cuz I see them on the internet for 30$ a pair all the time. But he had to order directly from the manufacturer. I couldn't find them on any of the "illegal sites", so I could bring them to the optician myself
    Good thing was he said I could wear them for a whole year, even though I see them advertised as up to 6 months. We'll see who's right... Look forward too seeing a pic with you wearing them. (Or your own pair of Allure )
    I'm actaully the one who started this post so I have plenty of photos of me wearing them if you go back and look. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayt View Post
    I'm actaully the one who started this post so I have plenty of photos of me wearing them if you go back and look. lol
    Yup, just scroll all the way back up to the top of this thread, and we'll forgive you if you pause to look at the pictures of Brittney Spears on your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaroncablemom View Post
    Yup, just scroll all the way back up to the top of this thread, and we'll forgive you if you pause to look at the pictures of Brittney Spears on your way.
    Lol, Yeah, there are lots of great pictures here

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    Coastal.com stopped selling the Allure limbal ring only contacts

    Anyone know where else you can buy these? Or any contacts similar to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trleithoff View Post
    Coastal.com stopped selling the Allure limbal ring only contacts

    Anyone know where else you can buy these? Or any contacts similar to them?
    there are a ton of circle lenses out there--but you have to order them from overseas

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    Hi, yes I know there are lots of circle lenses out there and I am willing to order overseas. The problem is they always have too much going on, I just want limbal only contacts. Do you know any such websites that sell this? Thnx

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    Vision direct has them last i checked

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    Quote Originally Posted by trleithoff View Post
    Hi, yes I know there are lots of circle lenses out there and I am willing to order overseas. The problem is they always have too much going on, I just want limbal only contacts. Do you know any such websites that sell this? Thnx
    Hmm Freshlook and Acuvue both have daily disposable circle lenses that have a simpler design, but the rings are still larger than on equinox-you can check them out at contactlensxchange

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    eww those have got to be acuvue opaques colored lenses they are horrid
    I beleive those are Soleko Queen Solitaire in whatever their blue color is - wow I am a lensaholic!

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