Buying Colormax Contact Lenses
All I wanted was to order a pair of green colormax contact lenses to wear with my Selphie costume at Otakon (which is a week from now). So 2 1/2 weeks ago I went to my local Hour Eyes, and paid $118US for a vision exam for contact lenses. And I have been having a nightmare of a time since.
The people there will not give me a prescription! They say they need to "finalize" my prescription with a followup appointment, and to do that they need to order a trial/sample pair of the contacts I will actually be wearing. The problem is that apparently the color max lenses are manufactured by Ciba Vision for the Korean market and are not available in the US, so they cannot order the samples nor the actual lenses and therefore cannot give me a prescription. WTF? All the other green contact lenses they had samples of there did not show up in my eyes because my eyes are a very dark brown (almost black). the colormax green are the color I want that is in my price range, and the Ciba Vision equivalent for the US Market (so say the people at the Hour Eyes) is their Illusions line, which is not only NOT the color I had in mind, but about $60 for EACH LENSE, which is much more than I am willing to pay when I 'll be wearing these for just the weekend.
I have been going back and forth with these people over these colormax lenses for over two weeks and I am about ready to tear my hair out!! At this point it is too late to order contact lenses for Otakon, they wouldn't arrive in time. I am uber-pissed, but I would just like to know how other people are ordering their Colormax contact lenses?
Last edited by Lunairetic : 08-01-2008 at 03:27 PM.