March 3, 2018

[Sponsored] Lens review: GEO Animation CP-A2

Yo ho folks!

Today I want to show you guys a really intense blue circle lens that is perfect for cosplay – yes, it's the GEO Animation CP-A2! I should have done this review ages ago (sorry!) but better late than never, right? This pair is what you want if you need bright blue eyes for your next cosplay – it's incredibly vibrant and has awesome color coverage to go with it! The CP-A2 is a blue lens with white and black streaks running towards the center and it also features a black limbal ring to define your eyes. Any fans of Japanese popular culture, costumers, fantasy enthusiasts and those that want that little extra will love it!
This pair was sponsored by none less than the lovely circle lens shop, LensVillage. They are Malaysia-based, sell genuine lenses and, even better, if you buy any two pairs you're qualified for free worldwide shipping! I know for sure that I always try to get free shipping when I order online, haha. ^//^ So yeah, be sure to check them out – I whole-heartedly recommend them!

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This review contains 100% my genuine thoughts about the product. These lenses were sponsored for review purposes but it does not affect my honesty in any way. All opinions in this post are my own.

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 really opaque and vibrant designs that cater especially to costumers and cosplay fans! GEO lenses also come with green anti-fake stickers so that you can check each lens 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, although it's a good practice to check anyway. ^^ Any lenses can still be found defective though (although the risk is minimal) so yeah, if you ever end up with a pair that hurts your eyes or feels consistently uncomfortable –no matter where you bought it from– then don't wear it and contact customer service. Don't risk your gift of sight, this is important.

Once I had taken the lenses out of their tiny glass bottles I put them to soak overnight, before wearing them for the first time. I recommend you all do 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... and neither should you.

One lens in.
What can I say? The color is whopping! It's insanely bright and out there for the world to see. The size difference is minimal but you can still notice a tiny difference in how big my eyes look with and without the lens. :) The black rim makes the lenses 'pop' even more and helps to frame the look. I also like the white streaks of light that makes the lenses appear more vivid and less flat, if that makes sense. The color is really bold but, if you look closer, you'll notice that there's also some thin black lines among the white that helps give the lenses even a bit more appearance.

These lenses have perfect color coverage – they completely block out my real eye color, which is a light blue-gray. Because of the color intensity these peepers are insanely obvious even from a greater distance (tbh I was walking outside with these on and passed a grandma, I was horrified of scaring her so I looked at the ground all along when we walked by each other, lmao) and will be great for cosplaying any anime or cartoon character with unnaturally bright blue eyes! I'm pretty sure that these lenses will look undeniably blue no matter where you are. xD

Also, these do seem to spin in my eyes but because of the design being the same all around the lens it's not really noticeable. So yeah, you won't look retarded during the con day with one eye pointing up and one down lololol.

Lens photos ahead!
All photos are taken by me during a March afternoon with a cloudy, dull sky. There's no color filters or such on the close-up photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Bathroom light.
Facing window, cloudy.
Facing window, not sun side.
Flash photo.
Natural room light in my apartment.
Yellow light in my apartment (kitchen).
Outdoor, facing the direction of the sun. Sun is behind clouds.
Outdoors, back against the sun (facing wall).
The comfort is pretty average – I can wear these for about 3 hours , more or less, before they start to feel dry on my sensitive/dry eyes. I imagine wearing time being anything between 3-5 hours or more, depending on your eyes. I didn't have any problems inserting these lenses (they actually feel moist upon insertion) and I barely feel them in my eyes because they are really thin. These lenses do obstruct my vision slightly, which I noticed especially when I went to walk outdoors, but it's nothing that you won't get used to. So yeah, comfort is pretty okay and I'd definitely wear the shit out of these lenses as they're really cool-looking and will be the ultimate choice for many anime characters!

To give you an idea of how incredibly bright theses lenses look, even from a distance, I did an anime-ish street fighter inspired look to show it!

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Short summary:

Color: 10/10 
Insanely bright and vividly blue cosplay lens. Love it!
Design: 9/10 
Solid color with a black rim and white and black streaks. Gives the popular 'anime eye' look.
Opacity: 10/10
Perfect color coverage! I urge you to get these for cosplay, do it.
Enlargement: 5/10 
Small-ish size increase. Won't make or break anything.
Comfort: 5/10 
Average. Comfortable to wear because of their thinness but starts to feel dry after about 3 hours. Might block a bit of your vision in poorer lights but it's nothing uncomfortable.
Naturalness: 0/10 
Not on my watch.

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

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