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Unread 03-30-2016, 11:05 PM   #1
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Freshlook Colorblends?

Hello. So I need help or anyone review for fresh look color blends. I did some research and I found that those contacts cause blurriness and cause tears easily though they would be only use for cosplay. Its my first time with prescription contacts. Do anyone have personal experiences with these. These are the only contacts with a prescription in -5.75 I found that I need in blue.

I don't want to spend so much for contacts that I won't using often. Can anyone help it would be very much appreciated.

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Unread 03-30-2016, 11:53 PM   #2
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I've used FreshLook for years with no problems. They ARE a tad thicker than your standard "clear" contact lens though, so for some people that might cause discomfort. The main reason for blurriness or tearing up would be incorrect measurements. If I lens isn't the correct sizing (not just prescription, base curve and diameter are very important!) it will cause irritation and you will not see correctly out of them.
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Unread 03-31-2016, 01:13 AM   #3
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In my experience, Freshlooks suck. The colours I've had (green and "purple", if you could even call it that) are mostly crap for coverage and really changing your eye colour compared to a circle lens or several other optometrist-ordered brands, and those were the full colours, NOT the blends. The blends will do almost nothing. They also were NOT comfortable. I wear daily disposable contacts and I also wear circle lenses, the latter more than the former (because why waste money on NOT wearing my circle lenses out more when a box of my dailies can be kept unopened for years and thus can wait), and these were less comfortable than either of them. I too had issues of not being able to focus my eyes properly when wearing them, not able to do things like read small print or thread a sewing needle and sometimes feeling like my depth perception was off- I looked at the labels on the lenses. Their base curves aren't even measured in numbers; mine was something like "Medium". I haven't bought them in three years so I don't recall what exactly it was, but it sure wasn't "my base curve", compared to say, my dailies that are made to my exact prescription. My online-bought circle lenses were better than that in that they both stated the number and didn't typically give me issues with fuzzy vision in them unless they were REALLY big contacts.
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Unread 04-02-2016, 11:45 AM   #4
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I know a friend who has used Freshlook lenses and she said that they suck in terms of actually changing your eye color. Definitely not anything you'd want for cosplay!

I recommend getting vibrant circle lenses and yes, some brands/series go up to -10.00 so you shouldn't have many problems finding a pair that you like. Expect to pay around 20 dollars for a pair though, excluding shipping.
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Unread 04-02-2016, 01:43 PM   #5
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Freshlook Colorblends are definitely not for dramatic IN YO FACE color or size changes. If you are looking for something more subtle and natural, they will fit the bill and certain colors show more than others (their 3 vibrant colors show much more than the normal ones, but they still fall under the natural/subtle look). I reviewed the Brilliant Blue color on my DA account. Due to how dark my natural eye color is, they ended up looking about like most other medium-opacity blue lenses do (so more of a dark sapphire color). Not horrible, but not AMAZING either. I never had problems with mine either though I use ClearCare cleaning solution (a no-rub solution) so maybe that is how I have avoided tearing the lenses due to minimal handling. I do like the 55% water content since often colored lenses are still 38% or 42%, so they are comfortable to wear.

That said: As they are made to be weekly/biweekly lenses, they are not made as beefy/sturdy as say, monthlies, quarterlies, or yearlies. They also are not circle lenses and offer no enlargement whatsoever. I put one Freshlook Color blend in with a blue 14.5mm circle lens and the difference was a bit startling.

So if you are looking for brightly colored, dolly lenses: Freshlook Colorblends are not a good choice. If you want something comfy but subtle and natural, they are fine for that. It completely depends on what you are going for.

You do have the option of printing a certificate and taking it to your optometrist to ask for Freshlook samples. Then YOU can form your own opinion on whether they will suit your needs. Typically they send you away with trial lens pairs in several colors you want but everyone's office is different.
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I've used Freshlook Colorblends in Brilliant Blue and Honey Before. They are really comfortable imo, but like others said they don't show up very well, especially in dim con lighting.

If anything, I recommend the EOS line, especially Dolly Eyes. Just as comfortable and make your eyes pop in terms of color and slight enlargement.
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Unread 04-04-2016, 07:17 AM   #7
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Thank you for your reviews. In will try the in trial office visit.

I have checked pinky paradise and eyecandys but I noticed after 5.00 they incline every .50 steps. Since my right eye is 5.75 what would happen if I brought 5.50 or 6.00 would it mess up my eyes?
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It won't "mess up your eyes" to have a somewhat weaker prescription, but you won't see quite as well. If you're okay without having full vision correction while you wear them, go for it. At only a quarter of a power off, though, the difference should be pretty minor.
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Go with a lower power than your prescription, so if you're 5.75, get 5.50. A stronger prescription is harder on the eyes, and longer wear can cause your eyes to change to the stronger prescription.
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Unread 04-04-2016, 05:47 PM   #10
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Thank you very much. I couldn't find this info on the web. I will keep this for future reference. Thank you very much for your input and your opinions it helped me a lot.
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Unread 04-07-2016, 06:15 PM   #11
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Go with a lower power than your prescription, so if you're 5.75, get 5.50. A stronger prescription is harder on the eyes, and longer wear can cause your eyes to change to the stronger prescription.
^ I second this.
Always get the one that has a lower prescription if your exact prescription is not available.
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