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twilight_moon
01-19-2005, 10:02 PM
Hey, don't know if this has been discussed already or not, but does anyone know the dealer that had the variety of color contacts??? They were really awesome, and I was gonna get some, but had to leave early on Sunday cause of snow :waaaah: . If anyone knows the site theyre on as well that would be much appreciated. :)

Miyabi-
01-19-2005, 10:10 PM
As someone who wears costume contact lenses I can honestly tell you it's not a good idea to just buy them off of a vendor or off the internet.
You really should get an eye exam and order them from your eye doctor and see if you're even able to wear them. Costume contacts that you can just buy all have the same base curve and you need to know if your eyes fit that base curve if not...you'll have to order them from your eye doctor. (I have horrible eyesight and had to order mine in my contact lens prescription)
Wearing costume contacts that are ill fitting won't be good in the long run for your eye health and can even cause a astigmatisim if you wear them a lot. So...yes...check with your eye doctor first. You might end up paying more for them through him/her but they'd be better for your eye health and they'd be a more comfortable fit. (and trust me, costume contacts aren't that comfy to begin with! ^_^)
Good luck!

Bahzi
01-20-2005, 06:17 AM
Yikes, I thought selling those things 'on the street' so to speak was illegal. In all honestly it should be if it isn't although I'm fairly sure they passed a law on that. If you've never been fitted for contacts it's really stupid and dangerous to try to use them...you can lose your vision that way. I'd like to know who it was too, so I can report them, who wants to bet they're selling lenses with no care/hygiene intructions to 13 year olds. Miyabi's right, wearing contacts that aren't the right base curve or diameter can cause permanent damage, and if you don't know proper care of contacts, you can get infections as well. You may be wasting your money anyway, more likely than not they'd be so uncomfortable you wouldn't be able to tolerate them for long. Most eye doctors won't start you on novelty lenses, they're much thicker than daily wear and disposibles and take adjusting to.

R1KKu
01-20-2005, 08:21 AM
I was talking to that lady and she said that they dont actually sell the contacts (besides at the convention) but they distribute them wholesale to the companies that sell them, and she had them for a really cheap price, compared to what they normally go for. It would be nice to have gotten a pair, but Koneko and Animeisha are correct, get an eye exam first.

I was surprised to find out that she was 'piggybaking' a pair of those contacts with her own prescription contacts *ouchies* Ive done that by mistake a few times, but it was noticeable.

And Koneko is right, the special contacts are not comfortable (heh, I think I made myself dizzy :spinner: )

twilight_moon
01-20-2005, 09:40 AM
Thx for the inquiries, and now if you could, I have some more questions then. I realize that I needed an eye exam, lol, I wear contacts anyway and havent been in a while. But as Rikku stated, is piggybaking the contacts just as dangerous? I meet up with a friend who was cosplaying as Hige from Wolf's Rain, and he said he couldnt feel them when he piggybaked them.

KonekoMiyabi, are you the inuyasha with the cat eyes? lol, I think Ive seen you before at the cons, but anyway, could you give me some pointers then? Like what they feel like on the eye, and the price you paid (if thats rude, im srry, but I want a general idea if that ok), also do you believe they are well worth it? They honestly, after all the precautions with the eye doctor, look well and safe enough when all is said and done.

R1KKu
01-20-2005, 02:19 PM
Thx for the inquiries, and now if you could, I have some more questions then. I realize that I needed an eye exam, lol, I wear contacts anyway and havent been in a while. But as Rikku stated, is piggybaking the contacts just as dangerous? I meet up with a friend who was cosplaying as Hige from Wolf's Rain, and he said he couldnt feel them when he piggybaked them.




I dont see how it could be safe to piggyback contacts. Your eyes need oxygen, and I think wearing 2 contacts in each eye would prevent your eyes from getting that. I used to have regular daily wear lenses, constantly wore them, almost never took them out (laziness =) and my doctor told me I was practically suffocating my eyes, so now Im on those Focus Night & Day contacts (they rock!)

If you already wear prescription contact lenses, I would just go with prescription theatrical lenses. And I feel rude answering for her (unless she's reading this thread as I type this) but Koneko did have a pair of Cat Eyes. I dont remember which brand, but I know that Wild Eyes makes them. And Ive seen those run about 40-80$ for 2, depending on where you go. If youre looking for custom design, expect to pay at least $200-$300. Im ashamed to say this, but my customs were $220 (shipping included) *blah*

...but, go to the eye doctor first!!!

Bahzi
01-20-2005, 02:26 PM
Piggybacking is not reccommended by any doctor, and yes, it can cause an atigmatism over time. I know people who have done this, but 9 times out of 10 the base curve of colored lenses will be different than the prescription ones, sometimes novelty lenses only come in one diameter/base curve, so they can potentially mess up you precription lenses as well. The novelty and even acuvue's colored lenses are thicker than prescription lenses. Short term I doubt it would do any real damage, but it is kind of unessesary, they make novelty lenses for people with precriptions. As for cat eye contacts, I do know they spin. I've never seen the wild eyes cat eyes (precription ones) for under $90...and from what I've seen they don't come in a wide range of sizes. Miyabi's do look really good, but some people just can't wear them....like me for instance, my doctor told me they wouldn't fit well enough (the wolf ones) and wouldn't precribe them. http:9mmsfx.com sells custom lenses (the they made R1kku;s which are some of the coolest contacts I've seen) but you're looking at $200 at least for a pair, and $270 with prism balance (to prevent spinning) the best part about their lenses though is they can paint on an base curve or diameter, so they'll fit really well. That is an awful lot of money though...

Miyabi-
01-20-2005, 03:58 PM
Yup! I'm the Inu with the cat eyes! I didn't realize people took notice of me...LOL
Mine are the Wild Eyes Cat eye ones. I had to get my prescription in them so mine ended up costing me around $150 for both lenses. But also keep in mind I bought mine around Halloween time and they're signifigantly cheaper around that time!
Mine aren't prism balanced so they *do* move around a little if I rub my eye or blink really hard but all in all they stay in place most of the time. If you don't have any trouble with regular contacts you shouldn't have trouble with them.
Like R1KKu said, costume contacts feel thicker than regular ones and I've found that my vision is a teeny bit blurry around the edges but not enough to bother me or hinder my vision at all.
As for being worth it....well, it depends on how much you plan on wearing the costume you're buying them for. I love my Inuyasha costume to death so I plan on wearing it a lot so.....I felt like they were well worth the investment. I've had lots of people tell me that the contacts really made the costume.

The-Real-Link
01-20-2005, 06:42 PM
Those are all good points R1kku, Animeisha, and Koneko! Oddly enough it's one of the things I'm still needing, but yeah despite the coolness of being able to pick some up at a con, I'd also agree that you're better off seeing an optometrist for this. My eyes in particular have nerve damage, are underdeveloped, and astigmatised(sp) so I'm not even going to bother for one second to look at some without an examination. The prism balance though, is something I've not heard of. Otherwise, yes the price is quite expensive!

Miyabi-
01-20-2005, 06:58 PM
Not to mention that you'll need to have your eye measured just to get a correct fit for them. I had to get my eyes fitted for them despite wearing regular contact lenses. I had to get re-measured!

twilight_moon
01-20-2005, 08:19 PM
With what link said, whats with the prism balance? Ive also never heard of that.

hehe, thank you all again, besides that evil factor of money thats involved, they seem like most think theyre well worth it if the use would be sufficient to boot. Piggybaking is a NO! NO! (Ill try to direct my friend to this thread for that then).

And Miyabi, lol, I guess youre much more noticed then than you think, considering all the comments I heard :bigtu: The costume is highly accurate to most, and the cat eyes add the also perfectionist, Inuyasha flare!

Miyabi-
01-20-2005, 08:50 PM
Thanks twilight! I'm grinning like a big dork over that! I honestly didn't hear anyone say anything as I was walking around. I guess I was distracted. I'm glad people liked it though! It's my favorite costume. :smile:

twilight_moon
01-20-2005, 08:57 PM
hehe, once I get my Sesshomaru costume revamped (I hated the way I looked in the pictures for ohayocon), Ill have to track you down for some duos if you wouldn't mind:D

Miyabi-
01-20-2005, 10:44 PM
Not at all! ^_^ I'll be wearing Inu for quite a while I think!

R1KKu
01-21-2005, 12:51 AM
Yeah, my eye dr told me that I have minor nerve damage, and I dont like wearing my customs for long periods of time because of it.

I dont know how its done, but prism balanced prevents the lenses from spinning all around in your eyes, which is good for some of the lens designs, like the cat eyes. Mine arent prism balanced, but Im not too worried.

Koneko, I lurv your Inu! The contacts are like a finishing touch. I plan to wear mine several times too, cuz Rikku doesnt have just one dressphere ya know :dance: I wanna get a pair for my Sesshy too, the Wolf contacts, but I havent been able to find them in my prescription *boo*

dum de dum...

twilight_moon
01-21-2005, 07:26 AM
Does it cost extra for the prism balance to be applied?

And Ill have to look at the wolf eyes, but why wouldnt you just have yellow eyes for sess? Unless the wolf eyes have no slit like a cats... hmmm Ill have to check that out.

And yay, Lord Sesshomaru shall make Inuyasha DIE once and for all, lol.

R1KKu
01-21-2005, 12:44 PM
Does it cost extra for the prism balance to be applied?

And Ill have to look at the wolf eyes, but why wouldnt you just have yellow eyes for sess? Unless the wolf eyes have no slit like a cats... hmmm Ill have to check that out.

And yay, Lord Sesshomaru shall make Inuyasha DIE once and for all, lol.


I think it does cost more for prism balanced, but Im not positive. I was actually recommended the Wolf Eyes by someone on the threads here after I told him I was going to go with the cat eyes. If you have a really clear picture of Sesshy's eyes, take a close look at the outer part, but not the white part (man I cant even remember parts of the eye) The edge has a black border, which the Wolf eyes has. But the only downside with the wolf ones is that they do not have that slit pupil (and do not have my prescription! RAWR!!) , which is how his eyes are drawn; the cat eye contacts have that though. It's really your choice.

Miyabi-
01-21-2005, 01:30 PM
Yeah, it's extra to have them prism balanced but it's well worth it. I hate having to adjust mine all the time....
I went with the cat eyes because since they're a solid color they're more striking from a distance.

Bahzi
01-21-2005, 02:39 PM
The wild eyes or crazy eyes line don't have prism balancing even availbale, you have to seek out custom theatrical lenses, and you're looking at just shy of $300 for them, maybe $230 or so if you can find a coupon for 9mmsfx.