March 7, 2017

[Sponsored] Lens review: GEO Animation CP-A4

Good evening peeps!

Today I want to show you guys a really intense blue circle lens – the GEO Animation CP-A4! This pair is made with cosplayers in mind and thus it's incredibly vibrant and has amazing color coverage too! It's a blue lens with white 'anime eye' sparkles and a black rim; it's great for fans of Japanese popular culture, costumers, fantasy enthusiasts etc. ^_^ This pair was sponsored by my long-time favorite circle lens shop, LensVillage. They are based in Malaysia and ship all over the world! If you need to buy colored contact lenses (with prescription or not) I highly recommend to check them out!

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This review contains 100% my genuine opinion. These lenses were sponsored for review purposes but it does not affect my honesty.

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.2 mm
Water content: 40±2
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

These lenses are part of GEO's Crazy Lens series, aka Animation lenses. The series features super opaque designs that cater especially to costumers and cosplay fans! GEO is also the most well-known circle lens brand out there and real GEO lenses come with green anti-fake stickers that you can check up online, to prove that your received pair is genuine and safe to wear. LensVillage sells authentic lenses, so you need not worry about fake lenses if you buy from them. ^^ Any lenses can still be defective though (although the risk is minimal) so yeah, if you ever end up with a pair that continuosly hurts your eyes –no matter where you bought it from– then don't wear it and contact customer service!

Once I had taken the lenses out of their glass vials I put them to soak overnight, before wearing them for the first time. I recommend doing this simply because the solution that the lenses are stored in (in the bottles) is not the same as ordinary lens solution – it might irritate your eyes etc. I don't like taking any risks because I have dry and sensitive eyes.

One lens in. Notice size difference.
As you can see the color is a super bright, intense and vibrant shade of blue! Animation lenses in all their flashy glory, in other words. It also completely blocks out my real eye color (a light blue-gray) so you'll be sure that it will show up even from a distance. I don't think I even need to mention how amazing these would be for cosplay purposes – I mean seriously, no matter where you are, nor how shitty the light conditons are these ~will~ be undeniably blue. These lenses would be really good for a lot of anime and manga characters: Naruto, Sailor Moon (Tsukino Usagi) and Bulma from DragonBall, to name a few popular ones.

The enlargement effect is moderate, a bit on the smaller side – which means that for cosplayers these will be good for both male and female characters. The thin black limbal ring helps these lenses stand out more and also makes them look even more animated. The white sparkles (highlights) add depth to the lenses, which would otherwise just be a single solid color.
Oh and yeah, these do spin in my eyes but luckily it's not as noticeable as it is on some other crazy lenses, for example on the cat eyes and some other GEO Animation lenses – in other words, you won't end up looking too stupid. :'D

A lot of close-up lens photos ahead!
All photos are taken by me during an afternoon with a clear sky. There's no color filters or such on these photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Apartment room light, only natural (window) light.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
Facing a window in the corridor. (not sun side)
White light in the corridor.
Yellow light in the corridor.
A dull yellow light in the staircase.
A (flickering) weak yellow light in the lower staircase.
An orange-ish yellow light in the staircase.
Staircase, no lights. (only natural light from a distance)
Indoors storage room.
Basement floor, only natural light.
Facing the outer door (back entrance), small window in front.
Outdoors, back against sun. Facing the wall.
Outdoors, facing sun.
The comfort is pretty average – I can wear these for about 3 hours before they start to feel uncomfortably dry on my seemingly sensitive/dry eyes. I haven't had any problems inserting these lenses and I barely feel them in my eyes (the lenses seem quite thin), except for that they do notably blur my vision in poorer indoor lights etc. These lenses do obstruct my vision slightly, but it's nothing that you can't get used to.
I did experience some random bouts of dryness (first one occurred after 10 minutes) but those come and go in sudden waves; I remember that the second time I wore these lenses I wanted to take them off after 1 hour because of the unpredictability –aka uncomfortable/dry one moment and then perfectly fine for the next hour– but I persisted. So yeah, the comfort is mostly fine but sudden dry bouts do happen. I could have worn them longer than 3 hours if needed – perhaps something around 3-5 hours would be the estimated wearing time for me. They're not bad by any means but I've had more comfy lenses.

The pupil hole on these is smaller than on your average circle lenses, which means that less of your real eye color will show through in the center (closest to your pupil) but it also means that, especially in some poorer lights, these might blur your vision and/or make you see blue in the corners.
I must admit that I'm loving these lenses – they are really rad and extremely fun to wear out! So full of impact and the color is nothing short of awesome either. I love this kind of crazy and intense costuming lenses! I really recommend to get your hands on these if you dig this kind of over-the-top lenses, you won't be disappointed!

Distance photo, eyy ~

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Short summary:

Color: 10/10 
A really eye-turning, extreme blue shade. Beautiful and powerful at the same time.
Design: 9/10 
Solid color with a black rim and white highlights. Provides a cool 'anime eye' effect!
Opacity: 10/10
If these don't block out your real eye color then nothing will.
Enlargement: 5/10 
Perhaps on the smaller side of average. Modest enlargement.
Comfort: 5/10 
Average. Comfortable to wear (no itchiness, teary eyes etc) but starts to feel dry after about 3 hours. Blurs and obstructs my vision in poorer lights. Estimated maximum wearing time around 3-5 hours.
Naturalness: 0/10 

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions then leave a comment! ^.^
Thank you LensVillage for making this review possible! ♡
~ Shiro Samurai out.

1 comment:

Saija Sasetar said...

Uuuuuh! Super cool lenses! 💙

~ Frillycakes ~