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Old 01-14-2012, 07:46 PM
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Hi, I'm new to the board and I plan on ordering solotica lenses this month online but had a few questions for solotica users.

- Which in your opinion is better (I have dark brown eyes) Natural colors, Hidrocor, or Hidrocharme? I want the most drastic natural change. I like the outer ring on the Hidrocharme but not sure if it'd look unnatural. Also heard they change eye color the best.

- Do these lenses tend to rip easily?

- How comfortable are they? I plan to soak 3 days before wearing.

- Is Opti-Free an OK solution to use with these lenses?

Thank you so much!
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:44 PM
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Welcome, colormePINK! I just got my first pair of Soloticas last month, so I'm hardly an expert. But I can tell you that they are a very sturdy lens and it seems highly unlikely that they would rip easily. I hate to use a word like sturdy, because to some people that might imply that they're thick and uncomfortable. That's far from the case. I don't even feel my Natural Colors once I'm wearing them and I can have them in all day and into the evening with no problem. I guess it's an individual thing though, because some people have commented that they found them uncomfortable. I notice that the annual lenses like Solotica tend to stay put in the eye better. Perhaps it depends on what your eyes are accustomed to. I had been wearing DuraSofts for a long time, so my eyes are used to a sturdy annual lens. If you had been wearing daily disposables or no lenses, it might feel funny, at least at first, wearing Soloticas, but I'm sure you'd get used to them quickly. I think maybe some of the people that thought they were uncomfortable didn't soak them first before wearing them.

As far as which variety of Soloticas to choose, that's a tough one. I'm currently trying to decide on my second pair, and I can't make up my own mind. Some people have said the Hidrocharmes offer the most opaque color change, but others say it's the Hidrocors that do that. Not sure who's right! I don't think I'd like a lens with no limbal ring, but the bold one on the Hidrocharmes might be a bit much. The limbal ring on the Natural Colors is just right. I'm probably going to go with either the NC Topazio or NC Quartzo. I already have the Esmeraldas (love them!). Those 3 colors in the NC line do offer dramatic change with good opacity, and they have a smaller pupil hole, so they're a good choice for people with dark eyes.

I don't know about Opti-Free Solution. I have a lot of allergies, so I stick with Clear Care. Good idea to soak them for at least a day or two after you get them. Sounds like you've already done quite a bit of research, which is great.

I'm sure some of the other members with more experience than me will be along soon to give you some good input. I think you're going to love your Soloticas. Keep us posted!
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:03 PM
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Thanks. Also I think I've decided on Mel! Have you had any problem with them sliding?? Not sure if they'd fit appropriately on me.. My optometrist has prescribed Acuvue Oasys and freshlook colorblends on different occasions. Freshlook was horrible for me.. You could easily tell that they were fake. Haven't really decided on Natural or Hidrocharme? Don't want them to look "too fake".
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:10 AM
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My optometrist has prescribed Acuvue Oasys and freshlook colorblends on different occasions. Freshlook was horrible for me.. You could easily tell that they were fake. Haven't really decided on Natural or Hidrocharme? Don't want them to look "too fake".
Hi there ColormePINK. Welcome to Lens 101. I just want to make sure we're clear on this. You do have a prescription for those Mel contact lenses you want, right?
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:54 PM
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Hi there ColormePINK. Welcome to Lens 101. I just want to make sure we're clear on this. You do have a prescription for those Mel contact lenses you want, right?
No, but I'm getting them in my prescription. I'm already aware that it isn't really a good idea to do this but I've heard nothing about solotica causing any problems. I do understand though, thank you.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:00 PM
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No, but I'm getting them in my prescription. I'm already aware that it isn't really a good idea to do this but I've heard nothing about solotica causing any problems. I do understand though, thank you.
So . . . you're going to get a prescription? How do you know what your prescription is if your doctor didn't write you one?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:38 PM
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So . . . you're going to get a prescription? How do you know what your prescription is if your doctor didn't write you one?
I know what strength my eyes need (both are the same). Do you have anything to input about these lenses? I didnt start this thread to talk about my perscription because these lenses are made in brazil.. Therfore my doctor who is in the USA can not write me one for a brazil lense that is not sold in the USA. Is there anyone here who can ACTUALLY answer my questions about solotica?? (preferably those who REALLY own some)
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:03 AM
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I know what strength my eyes need (both are the same). Do you have anything to input about these lenses? I didnt start this thread to talk about my perscription because these lenses are made in brazil.. Therfore my doctor who is in the USA can not write me one for a brazil lense that is not sold in the USA. Is there anyone here who can ACTUALLY answer my questions about solotica?? (preferably those who REALLY own some)
My Solotica lenses fit very nicely with no sliding around. I think you will probably be fine with them, since you were previously prescribed Freshlook Colorblends. The parameters of Soloticas are almost identical to Freshlooks, and since the Soloticas are a slightly thicker annual lens, I believe that helps hold them in place better than the disposables. You're right about the Freshlooks looking pretty bad. I think you'll find the appearance of the Soloticas much more realistic and attractive. The reason I found this forum is my eye doctor pretty much told me my only option was Freshlooks (since so many of the good colored lenses were recently discontinued). When I heard that, I was like...oh haylllllll no...there's got to be a better option!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:26 AM
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I know what strength my eyes need (both are the same). Do you have anything to input about these lenses? I didn't start this thread to talk about my prescription because these lenses are made in Brazil. Therefore my doctor who is in the USA can not write me one for a Brazil lens that is not sold in the USA. Is there anyone here who can ACTUALLY answer my questions about Solotica?? (preferably those who REALLY own some)
I don't own any Solotica lenses, but the Marge Simpson in me wants to warn you that no matter how beautiful the lenses may be, buying them without a prescription is risky. I can't help but wonder why those lenses are only available in Brazil and not the US or Europe. Perhaps quality standards in Brazil are lower than those in the United States or the European Union?
The cynic in me (Yes, it's crowded in here. ) believes that Soloticas are not available in the United States because someone stands to lose money, but I can't prove that.

Now let's hear from some actual Solotica owners in the United States, preferably without multiple personalities.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:23 PM
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I didn't start this thread to talk about my prescription because these lenses are made in Brazil.. Therefore my doctor who is in the USA can not write me one for a Brazil lens that is not sold in the USA.
Why can't your US doctor write a prescription for you for Solotica lenses?
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:05 AM
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My Solotica lenses fit very nicely with no sliding around. I think you will probably be fine with them, since you were previously prescribed Freshlook Colorblends. The parameters of Soloticas are almost identical to Freshlooks, and since the Soloticas are a slightly thicker annual lens, I believe that helps hold them in place better than the disposables. You're right about the Freshlooks looking pretty bad. I think you'll find the appearance of the Soloticas much more realistic and attractive. The reason I found this forum is my eye doctor pretty much told me my only option was Freshlooks (since so many of the good colored lenses were recently discontinued). When I heard that, I was like...oh haylllllll no...there's got to be a better option!
Lol, what's your usual diameter & bc?? I've used freshlook and the BC is 8.6 & Diameter: 14.5 I found those actually pretty uncomfortable.. The solotica BC is
8.7 & the diameter is 14.2... What do you think??
Pretty excited!!!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:07 AM
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Those are the only colored contacts I've tried besides clear contacts... & I'm sure the diameter and BC of those can't possibly be compared... Simply because they arent colored?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:50 AM
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Those are the only colored contacts I've tried besides clear contacts... & I'm sure the diameter and BC of those can't possibly be compared... Simply because they aren't colored?
I don't think a colored contact lens will have a significant difference in fit than a clear lens. I think it's more about what the lenses are made of.

I wonder if anyone here has two different prescriptions from their doctor, one for color and one for clear?
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:41 PM
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I don't think a colored contact lens will have a significant difference in fit than a clear lens. I think it's more about what the lenses are made of.

I wonder if anyone here has two different prescriptions from their doctor, one for color and one for clear?
I do BC Diameter wise.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:44 PM
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I'll probably just have to ask my optometrist if i'll be ok with that BC. The material used to make Solotica lenses is polymacon.. Anyone here tried Magictop?
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:30 PM
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I do BC Diameter wise.
So the diameter and base curve of your color contact lenses is different from the clear one?
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:20 PM
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So the diameter and base curve of your color contact lenses is different from the clear one?
Yes, and the doctor actually prescribed them. The clear ones fit WONDERFULLY.. I forget they are in half of the time. I NEVER forget when the colored freshlooks are in, it's horrible!! They also slip alot & sometimes get in the way of my vision.. I can see the actual color of the contacts through my vision.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:09 PM
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Yes, and the doctor actually prescribed them. The clear ones fit WONDERFULLY.. I forget they are in half of the time. I NEVER forget when the colored freshlooks are in, it's horrible!! They also slip a lot & sometimes get in the way of my vision.. I can see the actual color of the contacts through my vision.
Maybe the base curve and diameter should be the same.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:53 PM
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Maybe the base curve and diameter should be the same.
That's what I was thinking . . .
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:07 PM
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Hi, I'm new to the board and I plan on ordering solotica lenses this month online but had a few questions for solotica users.

- Which in your opinion is better (I have dark brown eyes) Natural colors, Hidrocor, or Hidrocharme? I want the most drastic natural change. I like the outer ring on the Hidrocharme but not sure if it'd look unnatural. Also heard they change eye color the best.

- Do these lenses tend to rip easily?

- How comfortable are they? I plan to soak 3 days before wearing.

- Is Opti-Free an OK solution to use with these lenses?

Thank you so much!
I have tried Solotica NC in Quartzo and Topazio and love them
The Esmeralda, Quartzo, and Topazio in the Natural Colors line have smaller pupil holes and are more opaque than the rest

The new Cristal has a feathered pupil hole that is very pretty--good for daytime wear because the pupil isn't as blunt

I have heard good things about NC Mel as well, Hidrocharme might be a little overkill on most eyes

If your iris is fairly large, you may like the Hidrocors as they are the most opaque but with no limbal rings

They are fairly comfortable once you get used to them, the thicker material makes them less slippy---and the BC is pretty universal, unless your normal contacts are in 8.2, you should be just fine

My Topazios were a little uncomfortable at first, but after I soaked them in peroxide solution they felt great

I ordered from viallure the 1st time and I had a good experience
the 2nd time I ordered from Otica Belluci and I was very pleased--I will probably continue to order from them in the future


It's a little more complicated---the prices are in Brazilian Reals so you have to figure out the conversion (unlike Lens Marketplace and Viallure)--but it winds up being much cheaper--I paid 65 USD for the contacts--with 5 day shipping it came to 105--it would have been around 75-80 USD if I had regular shipping
The other 2 companies charge about 100-110 for the lenses with standard 30 day shipping, but their sites are easier to navigate because they're in English so it's a trade off


Don't pay attention to these people--they are just trying to push American contact lenses---as long as you know your BC and power you will be fine
Of course it's a good idea to ask an optometrist to check them out once they're on your eye to see if they fit well but it is an extra step that isn't necessary
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:12 PM
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I have tried Solotica NC in Quartzo and Topazio and love them
The Esmeralda, Quartzo, and Topazio in the Natural Colors line have smaller pupil holes and are more opaque than the rest

The new Cristal has a feathered pupil hole that is very pretty--good for daytime wear because the pupil isn't as blunt

I have heard good things about NC Mel as well, Hidrocharme might be a little overkill on most eyes

If your iris is fairly large, you may like the Hidrocors as they are the most opaque but with no limbal rings

They are fairly comfortable once you get used to them, the thicker material makes them less slippy---and the BC is pretty universal, unless your normal contacts are in 8.2, you should be just fine

My Topazios were a little uncomfortable at first, but after I soaked them in peroxide solution they felt great

I ordered from viallure the 1st time and I had a good experience
the 2nd time I ordered from Otica Belluci and I was very pleased--I will probably continue to order from them in the future


It's a little more complicated---the prices are in Brazilian Reals so you have to figure out the conversion (unlike Lens Marketplace and Viallure)--but it winds up being much cheaper--I paid 65 USD for the contacts--with 5 day shipping it came to 105--it would have been around 75-80 USD if I had regular shipping
The other 2 companies charge about 100-110 for the lenses with standard 30 day shipping, but their sites are easier to navigate because they're in English so it's a trade off


Don't pay attention to these people--they are just trying to push American contact lenses---as long as you know your BC and power you will be fine
Of course it's a good idea to ask an optometrist to check them out once they're on your eye to see if they fit well but it is an extra step that isn't necessary
Thanks for that review coming from your personal experience. That's what makes this forum so helpful.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:34 PM
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Lol, what's your usual diameter & bc?? I've used freshlook and the BC is 8.6 & Diameter: 14.5 I found those actually pretty uncomfortable.. The solotica BC is
8.7 & the diameter is 14.2... What do you think??
Pretty excited!!!!
I was prescribed FreshLooks, with the 8.6 BC and the 14.5 diameter. I never even bought any because they looked so dreadful, but the samples I tried did slip a little. I figured the parameters are soooooo close to Solotica's, it should be fine. I was also told by my ECP that a deviation of a tenth of a point or two on base curve shouldn't make a big difference in fit, and the diameter measurement being .3 off shouldn't be a problem either. Turns out, it's true, in my case at least. The fit is fantastic - even better than the FreshLooks my ECP prescrigbed. If you were prescribed FreshLooks, I think you'll be fine with Soloticas.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:33 AM
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I was prescribed FreshLooks, with the 8.6 BC and the 14.5 diameter. I never even bought any because they looked so dreadful, but the samples I tried did slip a little. I figured the parameters are soooooo close to Solotica's, it should be fine. I was also told by my ECP that a deviation of a tenth of a point or two on base curve shouldn't make a big difference in fit, and the diameter measurement being .3 off shouldn't be a problem either. Turns out, it's true, in my case at least. The fit is fantastic - even better than the FreshLooks my ECP prescrigbed. If you were prescribed FreshLooks, I think you'll be fine with Soloticas.
Also, the materials are different--Soloticas are thicker and less likely to slip
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The fit is fantastic - even better than the FreshLooks my ECP prescribed.
I'm glad you found something that works, Shamrocker.

So what did you mean when you said the fit was better? Were they just more comfortable in general, or was there something specific about they way they fit that you liked? There may be people out there wondering what good-fitting contact lenses feel like.
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I'm glad you found something that works, Shamrocker.

So what did you mean when you said the fit was better? Were they just more comfortable in general, or was there something specific about they way they fit that you liked? There may be people out there wondering what good-fitting contact lenses feel like.
Less slipping! They stay where they belong, but don't have a vice-like death grip.
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Less slipping! They stay where they belong, but don't have a vice-like death grip.
Yes, I can see why that would be considered a "bad fit." "Vice-like death grip" indeed.
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Less slipping! They stay where they belong, but don't have a vice-like death grip.
So contact lenses that fit well don't slip, but don't grip. Got it.
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Welcome, colormePINK! I just got my first pair of Soloticas last month, so I'm hardly an expert. But I can tell you that they are a very sturdy lens and it seems highly unlikely that they would rip easily. I hate to use a word like sturdy, because to some people that might imply that they're thick and uncomfortable. That's far from the case. I don't even feel my Natural Colors once I'm wearing them and I can have them in all day and into the evening with no problem. I guess it's an individual thing though, because some people have commented that they found them uncomfortable. I notice that the annual lenses like Solotica tend to stay put in the eye better. Perhaps it depends on what your eyes are accustomed to. I had been wearing DuraSofts for a long time, so my eyes are used to a sturdy annual lens. If you had been wearing daily disposables or no lenses, it might feel funny, at least at first, wearing Soloticas, but I'm sure you'd get used to them quickly. I think maybe some of the people that thought they were uncomfortable didn't soak them first before wearing them.

As far as which variety of Soloticas to choose, that's a tough one. I'm currently trying to decide on my second pair, and I can't make up my own mind. Some people have said the Hidrocharmes offer the most opaque color change, but others say it's the Hidrocors that do that. Not sure who's right! I don't think I'd like a lens with no limbal ring, but the bold one on the Hidrocharmes might be a bit much. The limbal ring on the Natural Colors is just right. I'm probably going to go with either the NC Topazio or NC Quartzo. I already have the Esmeraldas (love them!). Those 3 colors in the NC line do offer dramatic change with good opacity, and they have a smaller pupil hole, so they're a good choice for people with dark eyes.

I don't know about Opti-Free Solution. I have a lot of allergies, so I stick with Clear Care. Good idea to soak them for at least a day or two after you get them. Sounds like you've already done quite a bit of research, which is great.

I'm sure some of the other members with more experience than me will be along soon to give you some good input. I think you're going to love your Soloticas. Keep us posted!

Shamrocker, just wondering, what color are your eyes? Last week I ordered some Solotica NC in Cristal in Soflex (the monthly version). I am guessing they are the same as the annuals, but I am now wondering if they were a good choice seeing as I have dark brown eyes. I am still waiting to receive them, and I am so excited!

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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So contact lenses that fit well don't slip, but don't grip. Got it.
There may be an advertising slogan in there somewhere, 321contacts.
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Shamrocker, just wondering, what color are your eyes? Last week I ordered some Solotica NC in Cristal in Soflex (the monthly version). I am guessing they are the same as the annuals, but I am now wondering if they were a good choice seeing as I have dark brown eyes. I am still waiting to receive them, and I am so excited!

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
I'm not shamrocker but I can answer your question that Cristal covers brown eyes completely--the monthly version differs a little from the annual, if anything it is more of a true light grey with less green undertones


Here is a brown eyed girl with Solflex Cristal in one eye and the annuals in the other, I actually prefer the monthlies on her
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I'm not shamrocker but I can answer your question that Cristal covers brown eyes completely--the monthly version differs a little from the annual, if anything it is more of a true light grey with less green undertones


Here is a brown eyed girl with Solflex Cristal in one eye and the annuals in the other, I actually prefer the monthlies on her
Cool picture, sylvia. Did you add that text and those arrows yourself?
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I'm not shamrocker but I can answer your question that Cristal covers brown eyes completely--the monthly version differs a little from the annual, if anything it is more of a true light grey with less green undertones


Here is a brown eyed girl with Solflex Cristal in one eye and the annuals in the other, I actually prefer the monthlies on her
Cool picture, sylvia. Did you add that text and those arrows yourself?
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I'm not shamrocker but I can answer your question that Cristal covers brown eyes completely--the monthly version differs a little from the annual, if anything it is more of a true light grey with less green undertones

Here is a brown eyed girl with Solflex Cristal in one eye and the annuals in the other, I actually prefer the monthlies on her
Cool picture, sylvia. Did you add that text and those arrows yourself?
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Cool picture, sylvia. Did you add that text and those arrows yourself?
Nah I got the pic off of wrlens.com--they sell soloticas and show the lenses on REAL people, which is refreshing for a change

I've never ordered from them, I hear their shipping can take a long time--but their site is very helpful because it is full of comparison pics of different lenses

I've ordered from Viallure and Otica Bellucci and had good results though
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I'm not shamrocker but I can answer your question that Cristal covers brown eyes completely--the monthly version differs a little from the annual, if anything it is more of a true light grey with less green undertones


Here is a brown eyed girl with Solflex Cristal in one eye and the annuals in the other, I actually prefer the monthlies on her
Thank You Sylvia! I have seen that picture before during my "research" on where to order the lenses from, and I appreciate the reply. I asked because I would like to know how they look from a real customers perspective, since there is no way to really know if those photos have been photoshopped in order to increase sales .

I would love for the lenses to look that color. I kind of look like her actually lol! Brown curly hair, dark brown eyes, fair complexion. Let's hope for the best, I'm expecting to receive them this week.
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Thank You Sylvia! I have seen that picture before during my "research" on where to order the lenses from, and I appreciate the reply. I asked because I would like to know how they look from a real customers perspective, since there is no way to really know if those photos have been photoshopped in order to increase sales .

I would love for the lenses to look that color. I kind of look like her actually lol! Brown curly hair, dark brown eyes, fair complexion. Let's hope for the best, I'm expecting to receive them this week.
I don't believe that the images are photoshopped, as I have compared the results shown there to the results on my own eyes with the Solotica Topazios and Quartzos--as well as Waicon Grey and Blue Grey

Here is a video of a guy wearing Solotica Solflex (monthly) Cristals in one eye---apparently he accidentally damaged the other lens--but you get the idea--they're very pretty
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Cool picture, sylvia. Did you add that text and those arrows yourself?
You said that already.
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Shamrocker, just wondering, what color are your eyes? Last week I ordered some Solotica NC in Cristal in Soflex (the monthly version). I am guessing they are the same as the annuals, but I am now wondering if they were a good choice seeing as I have dark brown eyes. I am still waiting to receive them, and I am so excited!

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Hi PFlovee. My eyes are hazel (green/brown mix). They're dark enough that I need an opaque colored lens to really get much of a color change. In the picture below, they look lighter than they actually are, but it gives you some idea of the color. I hope you don't have to wait much longer to get your Cristals. It looks like a beautiful color, and as you can see in the photos Sylvia posted, they cover up the brown very well. Let us know how you like them!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:12 PM
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Hi, I'm new to the board and I plan on ordering solotica lenses this month online but had a few questions for solotica users.

- Which in your opinion is better (I have dark brown eyes) Natural colors, Hidrocor, or Hidrocharme? I want the most drastic natural change. I like the outer ring on the Hidrocharme but not sure if it'd look unnatural. Also heard they change eye color the best.

- Do these lenses tend to rip easily?

- How comfortable are they? I plan to soak 3 days before wearing.

- Is Opti-Free an OK solution to use with these lenses?

Thank you so much!
Hidrocharme is the most opaque and because of their tri color effect look verry vibrant yet natural for a realistic change.

Solotica lenses are med thickness daily wear lenses and from experience DO NOT use peroxide solutions as these are yearly lenses and the peroxide can fade and discolor opaque lenses. Optifree is ok but because these are yearly lenses I recommend a daily cleaner and a separate protein remover.

Solotica opaque lenses are one of the top brands available world wide.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:04 PM
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I don't own any Solotica lenses, but the Marge Simpson in me wants to warn you that no matter how beautiful the lenses may be, buying them without a prescription is risky. I can't help but wonder why those lenses are only available in Brazil and not the US or Europe. Perhaps quality standards in Brazil are lower than those in the United States or the European Union?
The cynic in me (Yes, it's crowded in here. ) believes that Soloticas are not available in the United States because someone stands to lose money, but I can't prove that.

Now let's hear from some actual Solotica owners in the United States, preferably without multiple personalities.
I have Solotica NC (Natural Colors) in Quartzo and have worn my sister's Solotica NC Topazio. I love them. They are amazingly natural (and these colors, along with NC Esmerelda are the least natural by Solotica - the pupil hole is more blunt, less feathered than the others) and comfortable.
I have Magic Top in Verde which are nice as well but the color isn't as translucent and pretty as Solotica. Waicon are gorgeous and produce a dramatic change but I haven't tried the annuals, only the monthlies in Blue-Grey and Grey. Both were very beautiful, but I still prefer the Soloticas because the Waicon monthlies slid a bit...perhaps the annuals wouldn't because they are thicker.

There are many brands overseas that are unavailable in the US and many are higher in quality and range. My prescription is not available in any US color lens, for example, yet Solotica goes to -15 I believe!

I think the large companies have a monopoly on contact lenses.....plus it probably costs millions and takes way too much time to apply for FDA certification...some of these companies probably don't see it as worth it.
Other overseas lens companies I've heard of that are beautiful (and surpass US lenses) besides Solotica, Magic Top and Waicon (sold as Pfortner in the Middle East) are Adore, and Soleko (both Italian I think - I would try but they don't come in my prescription).

I hope this helps!
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:08 PM
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Hidrocharme is the most opaque and because of their tri color effect look verry vibrant yet natural for a realistic change.

Solotica lenses are med thickness daily wear lenses and from experience DO NOT use peroxide solutions as these are yearly lenses and the peroxide can fade and discolor opaque lenses. Optifree is ok but because these are yearly lenses I recommend a daily cleaner and a separate protein remover.

Solotica opaque lenses are one of the top brands available world wide.
Really? I've heard of a LOT of people using peroxide solution with their Soloticas---I've only heard of fading with FxEyes and peroxide

If that's true I'm going to have to run out and get enzyme cleaner instead, if I can find it
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:10 PM
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Hidrocharme is the most opaque and because of their tri color effect look verry vibrant yet natural for a realistic change.

Solotica lenses are med thickness daily wear lenses and from experience DO NOT use peroxide solutions as these are yearly lenses and the peroxide can fade and discolor opaque lenses. Optifree is ok but because these are yearly lenses I recommend a daily cleaner and a separate protein remover.

Solotica opaque lenses are one of the top brands available world wide.
Actually I beleive Hidrocor are the most opaque but they lack a limbal ring.
Hidrocharme is medium opacity but have a limbal ring, so for this reason are more dramatic.

Natural colors are the least opaque - most colors looking best on those with lighter brown or hazel eyes - with the exception of Cristal (feathered pupil hole but more opaque than other NC, limbal ring but lightly pronounced), Quartzo, Topazio, and Esmerelda (all with a more blunt pupil hole).
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Really? I've heard of a LOT of people using peroxide solution with their Soloticas---I've only heard of fading with FxEyes and peroxide

If that's true I'm going to have to run out and get enzyme cleaner instead, if I can find it
I don't think that is true - I scoured lensaholics to see any mention of it and everyone there (who are SERIOUS about their soloticas) concurs that Clear Care peroxide cleaner will not fade them. Perhaps there are some inferior peroxide cleaners that I'm not aware of that you shouldn't use. You aren't supposed to leave it in the solution for much longer than the 6 hours though, i wouldn't leave in longer than 8.

You can also use an ultrasonic cleaner.......i prefer the Clear Care so you can borrow mine if you want
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:42 PM
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Really? I've heard of a LOT of people using peroxide solution with their Soloticas---I've only heard of fading with FxEyes and peroxide

If that's true I'm going to have to run out and get enzyme cleaner instead, if I can find it
cibavision claims its ok..but being an ecp...they say the inks are stable within the lens matrix but honestly peroxide has a bleaching effect and I wouldn't risk it if yer spending that kind of moolah.

Opti-free solutions are the most gentle with the least reactive properties!

note: I wear rgp's but I do dabble in colored soft lenses for fun (freshkon colors fusion). My eyes are sensitive and I use BL Biotrue with BL sensitive eyes daily cleaner, and Protein remover(liquid drops) once a week. And I wear clear (air optix aqua) when I work out and these lenses I use Clearcare. I know it sounds mad if u saw all these solutions for my rgp, soft colored, and soft clear lenses on the counter top.

My eyes can tolerate this lens system without a hitch.
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Hi PFlovee. My eyes are hazel (green/brown mix). They're dark enough that I need an opaque colored lens to really get much of a color change. In the picture below, they look lighter than they actually are, but it gives you some idea of the color. I hope you don't have to wait much longer to get your Cristals. It looks like a beautiful color, and as you can see in the photos Sylvia posted, they cover up the brown very well. Let us know how you like them!
I should be receiving them in the next day or two. The USPS tracker says they reached the mailing facility this morning which is rather close to my home... I'm getting anxious, lol!
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I should be receiving them in the next day or two. The USPS tracker says they reached the mailing facility this morning which is rather close to my home... I'm getting anxious, lol!
I am excited to see your results - please please post here. I have been debating whether or not to purchase them myself.
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I'll probably just have to ask my optometrist if i'll be ok with that BC. The material used to make Solotica lenses is polymacon.. Anyone here tried Magictop?
I realize you asked this awhile ago on this thread but I didn't see it for some reason until now. I have Magic Top Verde and they are very nice BUT my Solotica Quartzos are much nicer...the color is more luminous, like a real eye. If I hadn't gotten them both at the same time I would be perfectly content with the Magic Top but as it is the color just isn't as vibrant to me.

Another weird thing - they slide a little on one of my eyes - its weird because they are my exact BC of 8.5 whereas the Soloticas are a one-size-fits-most 8.7.
However, the Solotica for some reason sticks better while the Magic Top does not. It isn't terribly noticeable, but when I stare at something for a bit without blinking it slides down.

At some point I'm going to take good pictures of both and do a comparison review......
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I am excited to see your results - please please post here. I have been debating whether or not to purchase them myself.
Of course, I will report back here on what I think of them. I'll actually have them by tomorrow. Turns out I missed the mailman and now I have to go pick them up myself .

Just wondering, does anyone know how long I should soak them before wearing them out for a whole day?

And also: Is it okay if I soak them for say... an hour, then try them on just to see the color on my eyes, THEN immediately replace the solution and let them continue to soak for the rest of the day, in order to be able and wear them on the following day (Sunday)?

The solution in the vial won't damage my eye will it? ...Just being safe
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:57 PM
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I should be receiving them in the next day or two. The USPS tracker says they reached the mailing facility this morning which is rather close to my home... I'm getting anxious, lol!
Should someone warn the mailman that you might be stalking him to get your package? Be gentle.
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Should someone warn the mailman that you might be stalking him to get your package? Be gentle.
WELL... that's what waiting three weeks does to you unfortunately, hehe!
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:49 PM
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Of course, I will report back here on what I think of them. I'll actually have them by tomorrow. Turns out I missed the mailman and now I have to go pick them up myself .

Just wondering, does anyone know how long I should soak them before wearing them out for a whole day?

And also: Is it okay if I soak them for say... an hour, then try them on just to see the color on my eyes, THEN immediately replace the solution and let them continue to soak for the rest of the day, in order to be able and wear them on the following day (Sunday)?

The solution in the vial won't damage my eye will it? ...Just being safe
I soaked mine for a few hrs before wearing the first time but I have seen reviews of people who soaked only an hr or just stuck it in their eyes from the vial. The people that soaked for an hr said it was uncomfortable while those that just stuck it in their eye straight from the vial (ouch) looked like their eyes were red. I wouldn't recommend that.
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I soaked mine for a few hrs before wearing the first time but I have seen reviews of people who soaked only an hr or just stuck it in their eyes from the vial. The people that soaked for an hr said it was uncomfortable while those that just stuck it in their eye straight from the vial (ouch) looked like their eyes were red. I wouldn't recommend that.
Thanks! I ended up soaking them for a whole 24 hours, lol and they feel fine now.
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I am excited to see your results - please please post here. I have been debating whether or not to purchase them myself.
They are gorgeous! I absolutely LOVEEE my new lenses. They totally cover up my dark eye and give off more of a greyish light blue and look extremely natural . Very pleased with my purchase, definitely considering purchasing the annuals once I use this pair up.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:01 AM
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They are gorgeous! I absolutely LOVEEE my new lenses. They totally cover up my dark eye and give off more of a greyish light blue and look extremely natural . Very pleased with my purchase, definitely considering purchasing the annuals once I use this pair up.
Yay! are you putting up a review?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:33 AM
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They are gorgeous! I absolutely LOVEEE my new lenses. They totally cover up my dark eye and give off more of a greyish light blue and look extremely natural . Very pleased with my purchase, definitely considering purchasing the annuals once I use this pair up.
Oh I want to see!
I just remembered that the monthly (or was it 3 months?) versions don't come in a power! noooooo I am blind as a bat, so the annuals are my only choice.
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Yay! are you putting up a review?
I sure can if you'd like !
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Oh I want to see!
I just remembered that the monthly (or was it 3 months?) versions don't come in a power! noooooo I am blind as a bat, so the annuals are my only choice.
I can post pictures up by tonight so you can see what they look like. The monthly and annuals are pretty close in color, not exact though, but extremely close except for the thicker limbal ring in the monthly version(which i think makes the color stand out more).
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:12 PM
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I can post pictures up by tonight so you can see what they look like. The monthly and annuals are pretty close in color, not exact though, but extremely close except for the thicker limbal ring in the monthly version(which i think makes the color stand out more).
I had to go back quite a ways to figure out what brand of color contact lenses you're talking about. Did you get Solotica Solflex Cristals?

You'll have to excuse me, I have a short attention span.
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I can post pictures up by tonight so you can see what they look like. The monthly and annuals are pretty close in color, not exact though, but extremely close except for the thicker limbal ring in the monthly version(which i think makes the color stand out more).
Okay guys, so I attached a few photos of the Solotica NC Solflex in Cristal.

The pictures include:
One of my natural eye color (very dark brown)
One with the Solflex Cristal in my eye (daylight lighting)
Also, a picture of a side by side comparison of my natural eye vs. the Cristal on my eye (daylight lighting)
And lastly, a picture of what the lens looks like in the case.


I have worn them for three days in a row now (about 10-13 hrs. per day) which has made my eyes a little tired (and red) since I haven't worn lenses in a while. The redness in my eyes are from me probably wearing them for too long at once before getting used to contacts again lol , but they honestly do not hurt AT ALL. I usually forget they are even in my eyes sometimes . I had bought some re-wetting drops just in case, but I rarely ever use them which would be late at night when I'm close to the hour of removing them.

They are beautiful and totally change my eye color, and do not appear pixel- y and fake. They have a "smooth" look and completely cover my irises. You can't notice the dot pattern at all from a regular conversational distance as you can see in the picture where I show both eyes.. Hope I helped someone out there, haha!

LOVE THEM <3!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:28 PM
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Okay guys, so I attached a few photos of the Solotica NC Solflex in Cristal.

The pictures include:
One of my natural eye color (very dark brown)
One with the Solflex Cristal in my eye (daylight lighting)
Also, a picture of a side by side comparison of my natural eye vs. the Cristal on my eye (daylight lighting)
And lastly, a picture of what the lens looks like in the case.


I have worn them for three days in a row now (about 10-13 hrs. per day) which has made my eyes a little tired (and red) since I haven't worn lenses in a while. The redness in my eyes are from me probably wearing them for too long at once before getting used to contacts again lol , but they honestly do not hurt AT ALL. I usually forget they are even in my eyes sometimes . I had bought some re-wetting drops just in case, but I rarely ever use them which would be late at night when I'm close to the hour of removing them.

They are beautiful and totally change my eye color, and do not appear pixel- y and fake. They have a "smooth" look and completely cover my irises. You can't notice the dot pattern at all from a regular conversational distance as you can see in the picture where I show both eyes.. Hope I helped someone out there, haha!

LOVE THEM <3!
Damn the contacts look great but you need to resize the pics so we can get a better idea what they look like from a normal distance!
I made the same mistake when I first posted here--everyone got a good view of my contacts if they were 2 millimeters away from my eye lol

You have pretty eyes though!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:50 PM
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Okay guys, so I attached a few photos of the Solotica NC Solflex in Cristal.

The pictures include:
One of my natural eye color (very dark brown)
One with the Solflex Cristal in my eye (daylight lighting)
Also, a picture of a side by side comparison of my natural eye vs. the Cristal on my eye (daylight lighting)
And lastly, a picture of what the lens looks like in the case.


I have worn them for three days in a row now (about 10-13 hrs. per day) which has made my eyes a little tired (and red) since I haven't worn lenses in a while. The redness in my eyes are from me probably wearing them for too long at once before getting used to contacts again lol , but they honestly do not hurt AT ALL. I usually forget they are even in my eyes sometimes . I had bought some re-wetting drops just in case, but I rarely ever use them which would be late at night when I'm close to the hour of removing them.

They are beautiful and totally change my eye color, and do not appear pixel- y and fake. They have a "smooth" look and completely cover my irises. You can't notice the dot pattern at all from a regular conversational distance as you can see in the picture where I show both eyes.. Hope I helped someone out there, haha!

LOVE THEM <3!

Wow, they are gorgeous! I want a pair!
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Damn the contacts look great but you need to resize the pics so we can get a better idea what they look like from a normal distance!
I made the same mistake when I first posted here--everyone got a good view of my contacts if they were 2 millimeters away from my eye lol

You have pretty eyes though!
Oh my goodness, how embarassing ! Yes, that was my first time posting pictures onto this forum, my apologies!
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They really look great. I also have dark brown eyes and placed an order for cristal a few days ago. To be honest, I was a little nervous that I'd end up looking like Zombie Girl, but your photos have calmed my fears!
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They really look great. I also have dark brown eyes and placed an order for cristal a few days ago. To be honest, I was a little nervous that I'd end up looking like Zombie Girl, but your photos have calmed my fears!
Where did you end up ordering from, if you don't mind me asking?
Please post pics
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Oh my goodness, how embarrassing ! Yes, that was my first time posting pictures onto this forum, my apologies!
I wouldn't mind if you keep practicing posting pictures on Lens 101. There's supposed to be a page that tells you the maximum size of an attachment, but it's not very complete. It might take a while, but try attaching your picture and finishing your post, then look at it and make sure the picture isn't too big. If it is, go back and resize it. Repeat if necessary. I hope that helps.
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Am new and I have worn contacts for years (8-11) and have always wanted to be able to change my eye color. I have Auburn hair and Hazel/ gold eyes and light skin. Have tried some at my doctors office when I went to get fitted for contacts and I couldn't get any of those that the office had available to look right. The color of the lenses don't seem to line up right with Iris of my eye. My eye doctor said I must be one of those people that can't wear colored lenses. Does anyone know if that is even possible to not be able to wear colored lenses? I myself have never heard of that, but was wondering if anyone else that may have.
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Am new and I have worn contacts for years (8-11) and have always wanted to be able to change my eye color. I have Auburn hair and Hazel/ gold eyes and light skin. Have tried some at my doctors office when I went to get fitted for contacts and I couldn't get any of those that the office had available to look right. The color of the lenses don't seem to line up right with Iris of my eye. My eye doctor said I must be one of those people that can't wear colored lenses. Does anyone know if that is even possible to not be able to wear colored lenses? I myself have never heard of that, but was wondering if anyone else that may have.
Hmm, are you saying the colored part was "lopsided", with part of it on your sclera (the white part)? If so, that sounds like a fit problem. I'm wondering if the colored lenses the doctor gave you to try had different parameters than what you've been wearing, because color, by itself, doesn't alter the way lenses fit. What clear contact lenses have you been wearing? Do you know your base curve and diameter? These would be on the package. Has your doctor told you that you have astigmatism? Which brand of colored lenses did you try? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to figure out what the problem might be.

Personally, I would not just accept that you "can't wear colored lenses" after trying only one brand. I've tried a number of different brands of colored lenses. Some fit and were comfortable, others didn't work for me. I feel very fortunate that Solotica lenses do fit my eyes, because IMO, they are the most beautiful and have the most natural-looking pattern. The thing is, you can't get these from your eye doctor. You'd need to order online, and you really need to know your base curve in order to know if they might fit you. Even then, the only way you'll know for sure, unfortunately, is to buy a pair and try them. At around $100 with shipping, it's a gamble, but the upside is, if they do work for you, you've got great looking lenses that only cost $100 for a year's use. That's much less expensive than a year's worth of, say, FreshLooks or Expressions.

What color(s) were you thinking of trying? With your hair and skin tone, i think a light green lens, like Solotica Quartzo, would look really nice. Good luck! Let us know how it goes for you.
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