Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Are Circle Lenses Bad For Your Eyes?

Circle lenses are just like regular coloured contact lenses in that they do not allow as much oxygen to reach the iris as would without anything on the surface of the eye. This is where the Water Content of the lens becomes important. The water in the lenses is the carrier of oxygen, therefore the higher the water content, the more comfortable and safer to wear the lens is. Circle lenses should never be worn for more than 6-8 hours, nor can they replace your regular prescription contact lenses.

Any contact lens can damage your eyes if the proper steps aren't taken to prevent this. Contacts should never be worn if they are damaged, or if you've found they irritate your eyes. It is also important to properly store and clean contacts regularly. For more information on proper lens care you can visit this site, or see your optometrist.

If used with care, Geo Circle Lenses can provide the doe eyed look and still be just as safe and easy to use as regular colour contact lenses.

Monday, May 16, 2011

What Are Circle Lenses?


A circle contact lens, also known as a big eye contact lens and circle lens, is a cosmetic contact lens that makes the eye's iris appear larger. These contact lenses are wider in diameter than regular coloured contacts, and cover just a little more than your iris; creating the effect of having larger eyes. Circle lenses often have a prominent limbal ring, which is the dark circle around the outside of the lens. This ring creates more contrast between the iris and the sclera (whites) and makes your eyes stand out more, as well as adding to the appearance of youth. Read more about the importance of the limbal ring here

Our circle lenses come from the most popular companies, and we only stock authentic Geo Medical and Besvue circle lenses.