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Cocopiel Circle Lens Haul!

OKDGG.com(One stop online shopping site for everything Korean) has kindly sponsored me with another haul and this time is contact lens haul from COCOPIEL! I am someone that could hardly live without contact lens and was pleasantly surprised when introduced to CoCoPiel as they have a huge variety of lenses for me to choose from. It is so hard to find trust-able online retailer for lenses nowadays so I’m glad to know about CoCoPiel.

I chosen four pairs of lenses and they arrived just before Chinese New Year! Comes with freebies too! I got two collagen mask and a super cute hair band that I’m using it for my Blythe. 😛

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The lenses are well packed into individual boxes that comes with a lens case. This is what all retailers, be it online or physical stores should provide. The local stores always just give me one lens case when I purchased 4 pairs of lenses.

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The lenses on CoCoPiel are categorized by colors so it’s pretty easy to browse through the huge variety they have. They also have Toric and Hydrogel lenses available. They also have crazy lenses that are suitable for Cosplay! Do note that the prices stated are for zero degree lenses only. You have to add USD6 for a pair of lens with power.

I got a pair of blue, grey, green and violet lens respectively. Here’s a close up of the lenses in their bottles. I love the grey pair with the star design, it’s call Cutie Grey if I’m not wrong! It’s available in brown too! These lenses can be used up to 6 months to a year. But I’ll probably just wear them for 3 months max. Be sure to soak them with new solution for at least 4 hours after removing them from the glass bottles!

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Here’s a close up of my eye, wearing the Fresh Glow Violet pair. I like how it brighten up my eyes and looked natural despite the bright colors. The diameter of the lens is 14.2 mm which I think is just nice. I’ve tried lenses with bigger diameter but those are slightly too over the top for my preference.

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Here’s a selfie to show the overall effect. I like the dolly effect the lens produced.

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I’ve worn the lenses out several times for over 10 hours each time and so far they have been very comfortable! But for those who have dry eyes like me, remember to bring a long eye drops to replenish moisture to your eyes throughout the day!

Check out this Contact Lens 101 post I’ve written previously!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Contact Lens 101

I have been wearing contact lenses almost daily for 4 years straight now. And I would say that it’s a huge part of my life as it helps me to see and colored contact lens makes me look prettier.

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Like many people out there, I am wearing lenses most of the time and there are a few things that we need to look out for as we can easily get infection if lenses are not worn or taken care of properly. I have gotten an eye infection before and it’s not funny.

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For colored contacts users, it’s pretty easy to identify if the lens is in the proper side due to the colors on the lens. The side with the lighter print should be the side that contact with the eyeball. For clear contacts, make sure the lens is of a nice U instead of V from the side.
One thing to note is that always handle the lens with your fingertips and never the nails. We can easily scratch or tear the lens with our nails so this is one thing to lookout for.

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Lens Storage is another important thing. Always be sure to throw out your solution after it has been opened for 3 months. If you’re unable to finish the normal big bottle within 3 months, opt for the smaller bottles instead. This is because bacteria growth are prone to happen over time. You want to soak your lenses in sterile solution and not solution that is filled with bacteria.
Do change your lens case every month. If you’re wearing monthly lenses, change your case together with your lenses so that you won’t forget to change either. It’s also recommended to wash your lens case daily. What I personally do it that I will wash it with a little of the solution and dry it. If you’re washing with tap water, remember to dry it completely.

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There are many types of contact lenses out there. From monthly lenses to daily contact lenses. I personally use monthly and daily contact lenses alternatively.
Sometimes if I reach home late and only managed to allow my monthly lenses to be soaked for a couple of hours, I will wear dailies the next day instead. Personally I will soak my lenses up for a minimum of 6 hours and rub them with the solution to ensure that they are clean before wearing them again.

One other important thing is to always purchase your lenses from the optical shop or a legit re-seller when you’re overseas!

I hope this is useful to all contact lenses user!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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