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    Hello everyone, I am an African-American female and I have been wearing Freshlook Colorblends in Gray for over a year now, and I really like them but I'm considering buying Solotica's because everyone and their mom says they are the most realistic looking (not considering FXeyes because handpainted ones are extremely expensive). Buttttttttt after reading all these threads, I got a little confused lol. There are hidrocor, hidrocharme, and Natural Colors right? Which one is the most opaque? I want to get the grey color (Ice?) and I think Hidrocor is the best right? right? lol idk :/ I want the one that will be the most dramatic and show up on my dark brown eyes the most.

    Also I heard that the newer Solotica's are not as great as the older ones? :/

    So could someone please clarify?

    I would post pictures of me in my colorblends but I'm pretty sure there is a post limit before you could do so, and seeing as this is my first post, I don't think that will work out lol.

    If someone could respond back it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ! :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by beautyy4cheerr View Post
    Hello everyone, I am an African-American female and I have been wearing Freshlook Colorblends in Gray for over a year now, and I really like them but I'm considering buying Solotica's because everyone and their mom says they are the most realistic looking (not considering FXeyes because handpainted ones are extremely expensive). Buttttttttt after reading all these threads, I got a little confused lol. There are hidrocor, hidrocharme, and Natural Colors right? Which one is the most opaque? I want to get the grey color (Ice?) and I think Hidrocor is the best right? right? lol idk :/ I want the one that will be the most dramatic and show up on my dark brown eyes the most.

    Also I heard that the newer Solotica's are not as great as the older ones? :/

    So could someone please clarify?

    I would post pictures of me in my colorblends but I'm pretty sure there is a post limit before you could do so, and seeing as this is my first post, I don't think that will work out lol.

    If someone could respond back it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ! :]
    Hi there beautyy4cheerr. Welcome to Lens 101. Reading over your posting, it seems that you currently wear FreshLook ColorBlend contact lenses, and you're happy with them, but you want to try Soloticas because they're so popular. Thing is, I read here on Lens 101 that they come from Brazil or something and have to be imported. That sounds like a lot of trouble to go through. You'll have to order the Solotica lenses from Brazil and wait for them to arrive, and you'll probably have to convert your currency, too. To go through all that, they better look pret-ty good. If you're already happy with the ColorBlends, why not stick with them and avoid all that extra work?

    As far as the pictures, I know you have to have a certain number of posts before you can put pictures up, but I don't know what the minimum number is. If you find out, could you post that minimum number here so we'll all know?

    Thanks!

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    I'm pretty sure the limit is 15 posts before you can post pictures, I read it in some other thread. And the Freshlooks are cool and all, but I would like a change, and more realistic-looking contacts, and since Solotica's seem to be the best, I don't mind going through all that trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beautyy4cheerr View Post
    I'm pretty sure the limit is 15 posts before you can post pictures, I read it in some other thread. And the Freshlooks are cool and all, but I would like a change, and more realistic-looking contacts, and since Solotica's seem to be the best, I don't mind going through all that trouble.
    Okay, well I hope we'll get to hear from you enough so that we can see the pictures. So keep on posting.
    One more question. If Solotica "seem to be the best," then what lens would you recommend for those who want to buy American?
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    I don't know since I've only tried one brand, so I don't really know what the best American brand is. lol I've only tried Freshlook.

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    Probably hidrocor ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBrandon View Post
    Probably hidrocor ice.
    Hidrocor Ice is a brand of Solotica lenses, isn't it? Momalina2 wanted to know which brand of American made contact lenses are the best.

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    but beautyy4cheerr, ya know, the one who started this thread...lol, wanted to know which type of Solotica's are the best. So thank you, MrBrandon, for your opinion. Any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beautyy4cheerr View Post
    but beautyy4cheerr, ya know, the one who started this thread...lol, wanted to know which type of Solotica's are the best. So thank you, MrBrandon, for your opinion. Any more?
    Welcome back beautyy4cheerr. What made you decide you liked Solotica lenses the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBrandon View Post
    Probably hidrocor ice.
    What question are you answering? Do you know about the "quote" button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comicbookguy View Post
    What question are you answering? Do you know about the "quote" button?
    I'm guessing that Mr. Brandon is answering the very first question in this thread, which is

    "Hello everyone, I . . . have been wearing Freshlook Colorblends in Gray for over a year now . . . but I'm considering buying Soloticas . . . but . . . after reading all these threads, I got a little confused lol. There are hidrocor, hidrocharme, and Natural Colors right? Which one is the most opaque? I want to get the grey color (Ice?) and I think Hidrocor is the best right?

    So could someone please clarify?"

    I'm also guessing that Mr. Brandon is no familiar with the Quote button.

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    When it comes to opaqueness of the Solotica's
    -HIDROCHARME- the most opaque
    -HIDROCOR- transparency & opaqueness in balance
    -NATURAL COLORS- the most transparent

    Hope it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by beauty 4 cheer View Post
    Hello everyone, I am an African-American female and I have been wearing Freshlook Colorblends in Gray for over a year now, and I really like them but I'm considering buying Solotica because everyone and their mom says they are the most realistic looking (not considering FXeyes because hand painted ones are extremely expensive). Buttttttttt after reading all these threads, I got a little confused lol. There are hidrocor, hidrocharme, and Natural Colors right? Which one is the most opaque? I want to get the grey color (Ice?) and I think Hidrocor is the best right? right? lol idk :/ I want the one that will be the most dramatic and show up on my dark brown eyes the most.

    Also I heard that the newer Solotica are not as great as the older ones? :/

    So could someone please clarify?

    I would post pictures of me in my colorblends but I'm pretty sure there is a post limit before you could do so, and seeing as this is my first post, I don't think that will work out lol.

    If someone could respond back it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ! :]
    I prefer hidrocharme because they have a thick limbal ring, and I need that in order to not look like a zombie, especially in a colour as light as the ice (which is actually a white coloured contact, but over brown eyes yields a light gray-blue colour).

    Hidrocors are the most opaque and will cover your natural colour the best, but do not have any limbal ring what so ever.

    Natural colours are the least opaque and feature a light limbal ring. I have very dark brown eyes, and they still cover my brown iris well, but they do some blending with your natural colour as well.

    I would check out videos on youtube of people wearing the lenses to decide which opacity you like best, and whether a limbal ring is important to you.

    You may also want to look at the graphite colour, which is also a blue-gray, but is darker than ice and tends to look better and more natural on people who have more colour to their skin. You might also like Quartzo, which is a green-gray, or Crystal - which is a lighter green-grey than Quartzo. I would check them all out before forking over $80-$120 plus shipping.

    It also may be worth noting that you will want to soak these contact in your solution for 2 or 3 days after you get them before wearing them, or they will be very uncomfortable.

    Cheers,

    hopesvava

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopesvava View Post
    I prefer hidrocharme because they have a thick limbal ring, and I need that in order to not look like a zombie, especially in a colour as light as the ice (which is actually a white coloured contact, but over brown eyes yields a light gray-blue colour).

    Hidrocors are the most opaque and will cover your natural colour the best, but do not have any limbal ring what so ever.

    Natural colours are the least opaque and feature a light limbal ring. I have very dark brown eyes, and they still cover my brown iris well, but they do some blending with your natural colour as well.

    I would check out videos on youtube of people wearing the lenses to decide which opacity you like best, and whether a limbal ring is important to you.

    You may also want to look at the graphite colour, which is also a blue-gray, but is darker than ice and tends to look better and more natural on people who have more colour to their skin. You might also like Quartzo, which is a green-gray, or Crystal - which is a lighter green-grey than Quartzo. I would check them all out before forking over $80-$120 plus shipping.

    It also may be worth noting that you will want to soak these contact in your solution for 2 or 3 days after you get them before wearing them, or they will be very uncomfortable.

    Cheers,

    hopesvava
    Thank you for that overview, hopesvava. I've never heard of soaking contact lenses for a few days before wearing them the first time. I'd like to know if others have found that little tidbit to be helpful. Me, I don't know if I'd have the patience to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopesvava View Post
    I prefer hidrocharme because they have a thick limbal ring, and I need that in order to not look like a zombie, especially in a colour as light as the ice (which is actually a white coloured contact, but over brown eyes yields a light gray-blue colour).
    So zombies don't have a limbal ring in their eyes?
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    the most opaque i would say their new line Solflex the best color, Cristal or Topazio in this line

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    Default Limbal Rings in Limbo

    Quote Originally Posted by Stylinbabe View Post
    So zombies don't have a limbal ring in their eyes?
    Oh I see zombies all the time, and for the most part they don't have limbal rings.

    Typically you can spot a zombie by their sickly grey skin and their uncanny ability to dance as an ensemble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    Oh I see zombies all the time, and for the most part they don't have limbal rings.

    Typically you can spot a zombie by their sickly grey skin and their uncanny ability to dance as an ensemble.
    Don't they have yellow cat's eyes, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UNIT View Post
    Don't they have yellow cat's eyes, too?
    I don't know. I've never actually met a zombie, and I hope I never do. They're creepy.

    Remember everybody--buy your contact lenses from America. They're guaranteed zombie-free. They only employ the finest living, breathing human beings to manufacture their products. Don't accept any substitutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comicbookguy View Post
    I don't know. I've never actually met a zombie, and I hope I never do. They're creepy.

    Remember everybody--buy your contact lenses from America. They're guaranteed zombie-free. They only employ the finest living, breathing human beings to manufacture their products. Don't accept any substitutes.
    Thank you for that public service message, comicbook guy. Well done. I'm comforted by the no-zombie guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleElvis View Post
    Thank you for that overview, hopesvava. I've never heard of soaking contact lenses for a few days before wearing them the first time. I'd like to know if others have found that little tidbit to be helpful. Me, I don't know if I'd have the patience to wait.
    I'd like to know more about soaking contact lenses for a few days before wearing them.

    Hopesvava, you mentioned several different kinds of lenses in your post. Which ones are the ones that should be soaked for two or three days before you wear them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 321contacts View Post
    I'd like to know more about soaking contact lenses for a few days before wearing them.

    Hopesvava, you mentioned several different kinds of lenses in your post. Which ones are the ones that should be soaked for two or three days before you wear them?
    A few days? Couldn't they just pre-soak them before they sell them to you? What's up with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoey View Post
    Hi there beautyy4cheerr. Welcome to Lens 101. Reading over your posting, it seems that you currently wear FreshLook ColorBlend contact lenses, and you're happy with them, but you want to try Soloticas because they're so popular. Thing is, I read here on Lens 101 that they come from Brazil or something and have to be imported. That sounds like a lot of trouble to go through. You'll have to order the Solotica lenses from Brazil and wait for them to arrive, and you'll probably have to convert your currency, too. To go through all that, they better look pret-ty good. If you're already happy with the ColorBlends, why not stick with them and avoid all that extra work?

    As far as the pictures, I know you have to have a certain number of posts before you can put pictures up, but I don't know what the minimum number is. If you find out, could you post that minimum number here so we'll all know?

    Thanks!
    I wouldn't discourage a buyer that quickly. Ordering from a few vendors like Wrlenses and Lensmarketplace.com offer quick delivery of Solotica lenses and the website is in full English with US currency.

    Ordering from Lensmarketplace was like ordering any other item online. Simple, seamless and quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDub View Post
    I wouldn't discourage a buyer that quickly. Ordering from a few vendors like Wrlenses and Lensmarketplace.com offer quick delivery of Solotica lenses and the website is in full English with US currency.

    Ordering from Lensmarketplace was like ordering any other item online. Simple, seamless and quick.
    What do you consider "quick delivery"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railfan View Post
    What do you consider "quick delivery"?
    Registered Mail:
    Europe: 4-8 days
    United States: 10-12 days
    Canada: 10-12 days
    Australia: 12-14 days
    Other countries: 10-15 days

    Express Mail (EMS):
    All destinations: 3-5 business days

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDub View Post
    Registered Mail:
    Europe: 4-8 days
    United States: 10-12 days
    Canada: 10-12 days
    Australia: 12-14 days
    Other countries: 10-15 days

    Express Mail (EMS):
    All destinations: 3-5 business days
    Well . . . that was quick.

    So are we talking about going to those places, or coming from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYGiants View Post
    Well . . . that was quick.

    So are we talking about going to those places, or coming from them?
    To those places. Those are the delivery times for Lensmarketplace.com.

    I just ordered my Solotica Hidrocharme Ice from there on Friday night. I just got an e-mail that they are shipped.

    I really hope these look nice on me. I am not sure if you saw the first post/thread I posted here, but I am looking for the most realistic looking contact lenses.

    I heard great things about Illusions, then heard Solotica is the best alternative for them since Illusions are discontinued. I also heard Soloticas are difficult to spot fake, but then I read some other reviews where they are noticeably fake.

    Honestly, I have been doing so much research and reading on the subject I think my head may explode! Help!! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDub View Post
    To those places. Those are the delivery times for Lensmarketplace.com.

    I just ordered my Solotica Hidrocharme Ice from there on Friday night. I just got an e-mail that they are shipped.

    I really hope these look nice on me. I am not sure if you saw the first post/thread I posted here, but I am looking for the most realistic looking contact lenses.

    I heard great things about Illusions, then heard Solotica is the best alternative for them since Illusions are discontinued. I also heard Soloticas are difficult to spot fake, but then I read some other reviews where they are noticeably fake.

    Honestly, I have been doing so much research and reading on the subject I think my head may explode! Help!! :P
    I guess you get to be our In the Field Reporter, and let us know if you get those contacts when they said you would and how you like them once they were in your eyes. Are you ready?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metsman View Post
    I guess you get to be our In the Field Reporter, and let us know if you get those contacts when they said you would and how you like them once they were in your eyes. Are you ready?
    Heh, yeah I'm ready. I do a good job of explaining things and I vowed I wouldn't turn into one of those 'my contacts look great, no need to post or update people'.

    Too many times do consumers with issues post concerns but never come back when they finally satisfy their need. I am prepared to do anything to alleviate the brown eyed concerns that may come after me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDub View Post
    Heh, yeah I'm ready. I do a good job of explaining things and I vowed I wouldn't turn into one of those 'my contacts look great, no need to post or update people'.

    Too many times do consumers with issues post concerns but never come back when they finally satisfy their need. I am prepared to do anything to alleviate the brown eyed concerns that may come after me.
    Great. I've noticed that some of the people are more eager to complain than to compliment. Sometimes the people are me.

    I look forward to reading what you have to say about your new contacts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDub View Post
    Heh, yeah I'm ready. I do a good job of explaining things and I vowed I wouldn't turn into one of those 'my contacts look great, no need to post or update people'.
    So we can count on you for frequent updates then, can we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 321contacts View Post
    So we can count on you for frequent updates then, can we?
    You will probably want to start a new thread, JayDub. This one's getting pretty long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railfan View Post
    You will probably want to start a new thread, JayDub. This one's getting pretty long.
    I did already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDub View Post
    I did already.
    Oh yeah? You started a new thread about Hidrocharme Ice lenses, or was it about something else? Where can we find your new thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonythetiger View Post
    Great. I've noticed that some of the people are more eager to complain than to compliment. Sometimes the people are me.
    I can relate to that, but I would much rather compliment someone.

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    I would say Solotica Quartzo are pretty good. I've had Solotica Quartzo and Hidrocharme Mel and they are both very natural looking. People always complimented me on them and thought it was my natural eye color. The only problem is, that sometimes you get a picture of them online and when you recieve them, you get a different batch then in the picture, and they're a completely different color. Once I've bought hidrocharme mels and they were a light greenish blue color and the last time I bought them they were a dark green/hazel. Still a nice color but completely different than the same ones I've bought before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TabbbyKitty View Post
    The only problem is, that sometimes you get a picture of them online and when you receive them, you get a different batch then in the picture, and they're a completely different color. Once I've bought hidrocharme mels and they were a light greenish blue color and the last time I bought them they were a dark green/hazel. Still a nice color but completely different than the same ones I've bought before.
    That's strange. Have you noticed those different colors with different orders in other brands of contact lenses or just Soloticas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonkers View Post
    That's strange. Have you noticed those different colors with different orders in other brands of contact lenses or just Soloticas?
    Personally, I've only bought Hidrocharme mels twice and noticed that. I've also heard a lot of people having the same problem with their "Mel" color. I contacted a solotica retailer about this and they said it occurs because the company gives them different tones of each lens and each lens is marked with a different tone number, so the same exact color and series of Solotica will look different based on that number. It shouldn't be a huge difference but for some reason, with the Mels it's a big issue and the lens varies in both color and brightness based on the "tone".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TabbbyKitty View Post
    Personally, I've only bought Hidrocharme mels twice and noticed that. I've also heard a lot of people having the same problem with their "Mel" color. I contacted a solotica retailer about this and they said it occurs because the company gives them different tones of each lens and each lens is marked with a different tone number, so the same exact color and series of Solotica will look different based on that number. It shouldn't be a huge difference but for some reason, with the Mels it's a big issue and the lens varies in both color and brightness based on the "tone".
    Why not just give you the color you ask for? It's silly for them to show you a picture of a pair of contact lenses and then when you order that color, you may or may not get the color that was advertised. That's just dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleden View Post
    Why not just give you the color you ask for? It's silly for them to show you a picture of a pair of contact lenses and then when you order that color, you may or may not get the color that was advertised. That's just dumb.
    Idk. It's dissapointing. I mean, I like the lenses I got but not nearly as much as the ones I've had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TabbbyKitty View Post
    Idk. It's dissapointing. I mean, I like the lenses I got but not nearly as much as the ones I've had before.
    Yeah, I can imagine. Just think how happy you'd be if you would have gotten the contacts you actually ordered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TabbbyKitty View Post
    Idk. It's disappointing. I mean, I like the lenses I got but not nearly as much as the ones I've had before.
    Have you gotten this situation sorted out yet, TabbyKitty? Have you decided to keep the wrong lenses, or did you replace them and get the ones you wanted at first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby_bitch View Post
    When it comes to opaqueness of the Solotica's
    -HIDROCHARME- the most opaque
    -HIDROCOR- transparency & opaqueness in balance
    -NATURAL COLORS- the most transparent

    Hope it helps
    False. Hidrocor is the most opaque. (Almost 95% sure it is anyways) Hidrocharme is second up but has a bold limbal ring surrounding the lense. Natural colors are the most transparent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    Oh I see zombies all the time, and for the most part they don't have limbal rings.

    Typically you can spot a zombie by their sickly grey skin and their uncanny ability to dance as an ensemble.
    "Cause this is thriller! Thriller night."

    Come one everybody. Let's dance like zombies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TabbbyKitty View Post
    I would say Solotica Quartzo are pretty good. I've had Solotica Quartzo and Hidrocharme Mel and they are both very natural looking. People always complimented me on them and thought it was my natural eye color. The only problem is, that sometimes you get a picture of them online and when you recieve them, you get a different batch then in the picture, and they're a completely different color. Once I've bought hidrocharme mels and they were a light greenish blue color and the last time I bought them they were a dark green/hazel. Still a nice color but completely different than the same ones I've bought before.
    This is also because the final result is dependent on your eye color--esp with Mel or Ice--mel is a yellow lens that interacts with your eye color to produce a hazel green--the end result depends on the individual

    the same goes for the ice, which is a semi-opaque white that turns bluish grey on brown eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    This is also because the final result is dependent on your eye color--esp with Mel or Ice--mel is a yellow lens that interacts with your eye color to produce a hazel green--the end result depends on the individual

    the same goes for the ice, which is a semi-opaque white that turns bluish grey on brown eyes
    That's certainly something to keep in mind, sylvia. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    This is also because the final result is dependent on your eye color--esp with Mel or Ice--mel is a yellow lens that interacts with your eye color to produce a hazel green--the end result depends on the individual

    the same goes for the ice, which is a semi-opaque white that turns bluish grey on brown eyes
    So the colors blend with your own natural colors, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclebuck View Post
    So the colors blend with your own natural colors, right?
    Yes, all Solotica lenses are semi-opaque.
    They blend will your natural color to create the desired color.
    Three of the Solotica Natural Colors are more opaque: Esmerelda, Quartzo, and Topazio. I have tried both the Quartzo and Topazio. Even these more opaque lenses blend with your eye color somewhat. I achieved a greeney grey with the Quartzos while many others, with darker brown eyes (perhaps with blue undertones, as opposed to my eye's warm undertones?) achieved a true grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicole420pm View Post
    Yes, all Solotica lenses are semi-opaque.
    They blend will your natural color to create the desired color.
    Three of the Solotica Natural Colors are more opaque: Esmerelda, Quartzo, and Topazio. I have tried both the Quartzo and Topazio. Even these more opaque lenses blend with your eye color somewhat. I achieved a greeney grey with the Quartzos while many others, with darker brown eyes (perhaps with blue undertones, as opposed to my eye's warm undertones?) achieved a true grey.
    Can you buy those Solotica lenses if you live in the United States?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superschwin View Post
    Can you buy those Solotica lenses if you live in the United States?
    Yes, from lens marketplace, wrlens, viallure, and otica bellucci. Those are all reputable sites that I or friends have ordered from. Don't order from paralentes, they have good prices but almost everyone who received mismatched lenses (one more opaque than the other) got the lenses from there!

    I found otica belluci to have the best prices, but the site isn't in English. You have to convert the prices and then email customer service to find out the shipping prices. Viallure is better but the shipping is expensive, so its only worth it if you are buying more than one pair or are ok with waiting awhile. I can't recommend lens marketplace because my sister ordered lenses, waited 5 weeks, and they still hadn't shipped. She cancelled and ordered from otica bellucci - received in less than a week.

    If you order solotica, you should request the same batch/lot to avoid mismatched lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicole420pm View Post
    Yes, from lens marketplace, wrlens, viallure, and otica bellucci. Those are all reputable sites that I or friends have ordered from. Don't order from paralentes, they have good prices but almost everyone who received mismatched lenses (one more opaque than the other) got the lenses from there!

    I found otica belluci to have the best prices, but the site isn't in English. You have to convert the prices and then email customer service to find out the shipping prices. Viallure is better but the shipping is expensive, so its only worth it if you are buying more than one pair or are ok with waiting awhile. I can't recommend lens marketplace because my sister ordered lenses, waited 5 weeks, and they still hadn't shipped. She cancelled and ordered from otica bellucci - received in less than a week.

    If you order solotica, you should request the same batch/lot to avoid mismatched lenses.
    Thanks for the ordering information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicole420pm View Post
    Yes, from lens marketplace, wrlens, viallure, and otica bellucci. Those are all reputable sites that I or friends have ordered from. Don't order from paralentes, they have good prices but almost everyone who received mismatched lenses (one more opaque than the other) got the lenses from there!

    I found otica belluci to have the best prices, but the site isn't in English. You have to convert the prices and then email customer service to find out the shipping prices. Viallure is better but the shipping is expensive, so its only worth it if you are buying more than one pair or are ok with waiting awhile. I can't recommend lens marketplace because my sister ordered lenses, waited 5 weeks, and they still hadn't shipped. She cancelled and ordered from otica bellucci - received in less than a week.

    If you order solotica, you should request the same batch/lot to avoid mismatched lenses.
    Thank you for those detailed reviews.

    I know they don't sell Solotica lenses, but have you ever ordered from Lens.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNIT View Post
    Thank you for those detailed reviews.

    I know they don't sell Solotica lenses, but have you ever ordered from Lens.com?
    No but I would probably bet my Acuvue Moist Dailies from them when I need to replenish--otherwise the colored lenses on the American market don't come in my high prescription and aren't as attractive as vial lenses like Solotica

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    No but I would probably bet my Acuvue Moist Dailies from them when I need to replenish--otherwise the colored lenses on the American market don't come in my high prescription and aren't as attractive as vial lenses like Solotica
    *Sigh.* Maybe someday the American color contact lens market will get with the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby_bitch View Post
    When it comes to opaqueness of the Solotica's
    -HIDROCHARME- the most opaque
    -HIDROCOR- transparency & opaqueness in balance
    -NATURAL COLORS- the most transparent

    Hope it helps
    this Is not true! It depends on the color you choose!

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    luvboston is correct with hidro .. definately most opague and almost all colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCFAccountant View Post
    luvboston is correct with hidro .. definately most opague and almost all colours.
    Yes, Hidrocor are the most opaque but I think people get confused because sometimes Hidrocharme seem more opaque because of the contrast witht he strong limbal ring....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia View Post
    No but I would probably bet my Acuvue Moist Dailies from them when I need to replenish--otherwise the colored lenses on the American market don't come in my high prescription and aren't as attractive as vial lenses like Solotica
    I hope you'll let us know how the sponsor is doing in getting you the contact lenses you need quickly and correctly.

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