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Unread 08-05-2011, 05:31 PM   #16
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woah!! awesum!!
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Unread 09-27-2011, 08:39 PM   #17
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As requested by Etoile-sama, and hopefully of use to other costumers as well!



These are my Avatar contact lenses from 9mm SFX. They are 18mm scleral lenses, custom painted and custom made to my prescription (-10.0 and -8.0 correction). I adore them.

Comfort: The lenses are very large and very thick. You can definitely feel them in your eyes, especially right away. However, after a few minutes, they become less noticeable. After a full day of wearing them (16 hours), your eyes get tired and dry. Overall, I would rate them at an 8, if 10 = ordinary contact lenses.

Vision: My vision was a little restricted; you're looking out of a smaller space than normal. I found it less obvious in bright light and worse at night. I was able to function and navigate just fine. I might not want to drive wearing them, but I didn't try.

Customer Service: The folks at 9mm SFX were extremely helpful. I emailed them to ask about my prescription, which is higher than they usually sell. They had the lenses made up without any problems. Here's a timeline of the ordering process:
I ordered on March 1st. My eye doctor refused to confirm the prescription online, so I arranged with him and with 9mm SFX to have the clear scleral lenses shipped directly to the doctor. They arrived from the manufacturer (Coastal Contacts) one week later, on March 8. I went in to the doctor's office and had them fitted. The doctor asked me to wear them for a week and come back, just as he would for ordinary lenses. By the end of the fitting process, it was March 16th and I shipped the lenses back to 9mm SFX. By March 22, the online status said "payment received" and I assumed that meant they had received the lenses and thus charged my credit card. The final painted contacts arrived at my house on April 2nd.
So the total process took one month. That included manufacturing the lenses specifically to my prescription and the fitting process with my eye doctor. Your turnaround time may be faster.

Costume Effect: I love them. They really look alien and they add the perfect finishing touch to the Na'vi costume. They're less noticeable from a distance, but any close-up photo shows them off wonderfully. And even at a reasonable distance, you can tell my eyes are yellow. So yes, I would absolutely wear them again, for this costume and for any other yellow-eyed character (Desire from Sandman, for example).


Faerieworlds - Bad Fairy Day by kightp, on Flickr

Here you can see the lenses without the body paint, giving you a better sense of how big they are:

IMGP4246 by tereshkova2001, on Flickr

I hope that's helpful! Feel free to reply or PM me with questions.
Do you know if contacts like the Sharingan contacts will also give you tunnel vision? Or does this only apply to Sclera?
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Unread 11-08-2011, 07:29 PM   #18
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Darkleafar, I don't know for certain, but I'd imagine that any opaque lens that has only a small pupil opening will restrict your vision slightly.
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Unread 09-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #19
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Just ordered My 9mm sclera lenses
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Unread 02-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #20
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Woah they look great! I've heard bigger lenses were pretty uncomfortable, but after reading this, it obviously wasn't true.

Great cosplay by the way. Thanks for the review!
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I really want to do a custom order from them, for my Gamzee and Karkat cosplays. The only thing that is a problem for me is the price and getting my eye measures and all that...
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Unread 06-02-2013, 06:51 PM   #22
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eye measurements are hard. I'd suggest seeing an eye doctor see if you can get them. and then have your eye doctor talk to 9mm sfx.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 03:36 AM   #23
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Wow thanks for this review. I am still thinking wht to order. There are a lot of good designs from Phantasee / Sclera.

My best pick would be Phantasee Red Sclera lens Cyclop. I think that is really cool!
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Unread 06-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #24
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um so what is the name of the site?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #25
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The company is called 9mm SFX, short for Special Effects. You can find them at www.9mmsfx.net.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #26
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I love my sclera lenses. I'm not bothered by them at all really. Quite comfy, and scare the crap out of people.
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