Air Optix Colors in Sterling Gray

The Haunted Housewife - Air Optix contacts in Sterling Gray

[Hey, gorgeous! I’m a girl with a rebel heart, and in this review I talk about breaking the rules a bit in the name of penny-pinching. If you choose to acquire contacts the way I did, please do so at your own risk.]

airoptixstudioColored contacts are fun. Recently, my eye prescription changed and I decided to try Freshlook’s Air Optix Colors.

Subtle, or Vibrant?

The Air Optix lenses come in 9 shades classified as either “subtle” or “vibrant“.

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In normal light, the Sterling Gray lenses kinda look like glass!

 

Subtle:

  • gray
  • green
  • blue
  • brown
  • pure hazel

Vibrant:

  • sterling gray
  • gemstone green
  • brilliant blue
  • honey

The vibrant shades are the ones with the extra dazzle to their names! I chose Sterling Gray. My natural eyes are a strange swamp green/hazel color. Click here to enter the Air Optix Color Studio to see how they look on you.

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My natural eye color: green, brown, murky, swamp hazel.

My Sparkly Bad Influence

I’m an American, but I ordered my lenses from Vision Direct in the UK because my eye doctor wanted to charge a “fitting fee” of $90 on top of the eye exam cost.

Basically during a “fitting” for lenses I would try them on while they watch, blink a couple of times, they measure my pupil and then they put the brand name on my prescription after I tell them they feel fine. They always feel fine.

Alternate title: How to Get Prescription Contact Lenses Without A Prescription

Usually I don’t condone this type of tomfoolery because it’s our eyes we’re playing with here, but if you’re in a tight place financially and you know your prescription this could be a solution.

Legally, buying prescription contacts in the United States requires doctor’s approval. I had my new prescription and had my contact-lens related measurements. If you don’t, do not guess or you could seriously damage your eyes.  An improper fit is bad news. Proceed at your own risk.

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My Experience With VisionDirect.co.uk

When I received my contacts from VisionDirect, they came in these itty bitty boxes that each had two contacts inside. (Also, they included gummy bears in my package. I was delighted, but confused. Thanks, VisionDirect!). They came in only 4 days, which was great considering I’m overseas!

The Lenses Themselves

The lens boxes were easy to open and I had no trouble putting them in at all. They are super comfortable to wear for long stretches of time, too.

Sterling Gray is a lot more vibrant than the basic gray.

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Lots of natural sunlight!

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Lots of flash

I Stick Things In My Eyes Often

I’m a typical girl that’s in love with adorable accessories of all kinds, and just look at these cute lens cases from Amazon:

I’ve got so many lens cases scattered throughout my house! Must… stop… buying them…failing… miserably… 🙂

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