Circle lenses are slightly different from normal cosmetic contact lenses – they cover about the same area of the eyeball or slightly more, but the design extends further, making your eyes appear larger. For cosplay, this means that your eyes stand out more — perfect for cartoony or anime looks. Circle lenses also tend to be more dramatic rather than natural-looking. All of this results in a great effect when used in cosplay!
As a disclaimer, please go to an eye doctor and get your prescription ahead of time, and if you are concerned, ask your doctor for guidance! Only wear the lenses for up to 8 hours (or whatever the packaging says), and if you feel discomfort, remove them immediately. Your eyesight is important – more important than matching the eye color of a certain character.
Buying Circle Lenses
Find photos of people with a natural eye color like yours. Circle lenses can look very different on someone with a natural light or dark eye color. Most circle lenses also seem to be designed for darker eyes. If you do have a lighter eye color, most contact lens sites will have reviews and photos, but if not, a simple search will do the trick.
Wearing Contact Lenses
Contact Lens Storage And Care
The most crucial note whenever working with contact lenses is cleanliness – wash your hands before you touch your lenses or your eyes. When you first open your lenses, you usually are instructed to soak them in contact lens solution for at least 8 hours. No matter how excited you are to wear the lenses, it’s very important to follow this step!
Use a contact lens solution for rinsing and cleaning contact lenses before you put them on, and before you store them. It might be handy to have a small bottle with you on conventions.
Finally, store your lenses in a case meant for contact lenses. Most online shops will send a free case with each pair you order, but there are tons of cute contact lens cases online too. It is best to replace the cases every 3 months, and the lenses themselves will usually have an expiration date of one year after removing them from the container.
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