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    Default CibaVision Air Optix COLORS!

    Finally available soon Air OPtix colors using the same color technology as Color blends.
    And for the first time a colored opaque lens with ultra high oxygen transmission.

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    They're already available in some places, but meh... same tired, old, underwhelming FreshLook pattern and colors. :/ Not worth the cost IMO.

    Do you know if they're planning to make a toric version of these? Or an enhancer, similar to FL Dimensions? I might try these if they came in Caribbean Aqua. Some people have said these make their eyes dry though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrocker View Post
    They're already available in some places, but meh... same tired, old, underwhelming FreshLook pattern and colors. :/ Not worth the cost IMO.

    Do you know if they're planning to make a toric version of these? Or an enhancer, similar to FL Dimensions? I might try these if they came in Caribbean Aqua. Some people have said these make their eyes dry though.
    Agreed! I have medium brown eyes that lean on the lighter shade of warm brown and regular color blends dont seem to be opaque enough to show the color once on and mixing with my own color.
    However with the add in of the 3 new shades that are part of the vibrant hues collection work better on someone like me with lighter brown eyes. The original color blends always look the best on individuals with black to darkest brown eyes.

    But I like the fact that you can now wear a colored opaque lens with the tint manufactured inside the lens and you get the benefit of high o2 transmission as well.

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    Question Anyone have advice and/or photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    Agreed! I have medium brown eyes that lean on the lighter shade of warm brown and regular color blends dont seem to be opaque enough to show the color once on and mixing with my own color.
    However with the add in of the 3 new shades that are part of the vibrant hues collection work better on someone like me with lighter brown eyes. The original color blends always look the best on individuals with black to darkest brown eyes.

    But I like the fact that you can now wear a colored opaque lens with the tint manufactured inside the lens and you get the benefit of high o2 transmission as well.
    I've read this forum over the years but don't think I've posted until now, thanks everyone for the information and advice.

    luvbostonxo2, your postings are very helpful. I've been searching for contacts that are similar to the extinct coopervision natural touch green (think it was willow green) as they were the most realistic as well as a good color for me. Have you (or anyone else) any recommendations?

    I'm not sure if my eyes are medium or dark brown- are there any photo examples to view of what are considered medium brown eyes?

    Also, has any brown eyed forum member purchased the air optix in green and/or the brilliant green that is willing to post close up photos in sunlight?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdvc View Post
    Also, has any brown eyed forum member purchased the air optix in green and/or the brilliant green that is willing to post close up photos in sunlight?

    Thanks.
    They look just like the Freshlooks. Same colors/patterns, only with the oxygen permeability of the AirOptix lenses..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrocker View Post
    They look just like the Freshlooks. Same colors/patterns, only with the oxygen permeability of the AirOptix lenses..
    Correction: I just got my Gemstone Greens and they look muddy!

    The color blends tint technology only really shows the best and more solidly on darker eyes. ON MY MEDIUM brown eyes, the don't seem to have enough opacity to cover over my medium brown eyes to have a striking vibrant effect. The tint technology and opacity really looks the best on and shows up more vibrant and true to hue on darker eyes only.

    I thought with the brighter effect of GEMSTONE GREEN that it would look much more vibrant on my medium brown eyes but yeah they still look muddy even though the tint is a much brighter shade in the collection.

    Weird, as the original DURASOFT tints is what color blends is made from would look bright and opaque enough to cover my medium brown eyes. Since the company moved to the tri color effect of color blends, they don't seem to be opaque enough and the tints look dull and muddy. The color in some natural light makes the effect look a weird brownish green, and in brighter light if its hitting the lens correctly looks deep vibrant green.

    The major plus is that the lens material is the same as that of the Air Optix Aqua with the same O2 transmissibility. Ive tried a lot of colored opaque lenses from different manufacturers and some more or less perform better for a brighter tonal effect that is more opaque. Weikon, Freshkon, and Solotica are the best for me because these tints work better with my medium brown eyes and seem to be more opaque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    Correction: I just got my Gemstone Greens and they look muddy!

    The color blends tint technology only really shows the best and more solidly on darker eyes. ON MY MEDIUM brown eyes, the don't seem to have enough opacity to cover over my medium brown eyes to have a striking vibrant effect. The tint technology and opacity really looks the best on and shows up more vibrant and true to hue on darker eyes only.

    I thought with the brighter effect of GEMSTONE GREEN that it would look much more vibrant on my medium brown eyes but yeah they still look muddy even though the tint is a much brighter shade in the collection.

    Weird, as the original DURASOFT tints is what color blends is made from would look bright and opaque enough to cover my medium brown eyes. Since the company moved to the tri color effect of color blends, they don't seem to be opaque enough and the tints look dull and muddy. The color in some natural light makes the effect look a weird brownish green, and in brighter light if its hitting the lens correctly looks deep vibrant green.

    The major plus is that the lens material is the same as that of the Air Optix Aqua with the same O2 transmissibility. Ive tried a lot of colored opaque lenses from different manufacturers and some more or less perform better for a brighter tonal effect that is more opaque. Weikon, Freshkon, and Solotica are the best for me because these tints work better with my medium brown eyes and seem to be more opaque.
    So ive worn them now for a about a week or so. And the general comment that ive received from people is how "natural they look"! Im so used the ultravivid solidly opaque style of lens that I got use to bright effects although somewhat un-natural. A lot of people have seen me in these in most varying lighting conditions and all say how natural the look almost realistic of a natural bright green eye.

    I am also use to them now and they do seem to be affected by lighting conditions. Natural daylight and natural medium to brighter lighting tend to make them show more. However in darker lighting they look almost like a lighter brown. I geuss this is due partly to the color blends color pattern in which it allows a slight amount of your natural iris color to blend with the pattern on the lens. Lastly, I love the fact that I can also wear these lenses for extremely long periods of time and even sleep in them with absolutely no adverse effects due to the hight oxygen transmission.

    I will post pictures soon. The Gemstone Green color is probably the most "natural green" lens ive worn now in a while compared to other green lenses I have from Solotica, Waikon, and Freshkon. Eventhough they are suppose to be a more vibrant shade, they still look natural and that is what I like about these lenses.

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    Sorry, I'm somewhat late. I just discovered the Air Optix Colors...

    I just saw a video review of the Air Optix Colors and especially the blue ones ('Blue' and 'Brilliant Blue') don't look anything like their supposed counterparts from the ColoBlends range. To me they look more natural. Just search for Sophie Dibou on YouTube. She has one video where she only compares 5 colors of the Air Optix, no talking.

    I just canceled an order for Gemstone Green and Pure Hazel of the Air Optix and ordered my beloved Colorblends in Turquoise. I just hope they would make this color for the Air Optix, too. I'd order without hesitation! Maybe I will try out Briliant Blue or Blue.

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