Colored lenses enhance one’s beauty. For those who prefer not to wear glasses for some reasons, usually opt for the same colors as their eyes, but there are also those who want to add some sparkle thus opting for blue, hazel, turquoise and the likes. I wear glasses to hide my Xanthelasma but I really wanted to wear colored contact lenses. I’ve been given some samples of Freshlook & Air Optix Colors so might as well try it hahaha. Thank you!
Anyway, I got more convinced to wear contact lenses because I actually saw how great looking my friends are (*wink) and those teen stars while wearing various colors during the Freshlook & Air Optix Colors #ColorYourMood event.
Tons of fans flocked the venue at Robinsons Place Manila last July 10th. While waiting for Kathryn and Julia to arrive, I went around and saw that there were free sessions for eye tests as well as areas where you can try lenses from Freshlook & Air Optix Colors.
Having second thoughts on wearing colored lenses? Here are a few FAQs that you may wanna read before purchasing your own.
AIR OPTIX® Colors and FreshLook® FAQs
• What’s the difference between AIR OPTIX® Colors and FreshLook®?
AIR OPTIX® Colors and FreshLook®, both designed to create beautiful, natural-looking eyes, while providing healthy vision and consistent comfort throughout one’s wearing period have their own special wearing modalities. Knowing how long you want to use your contact lens in a day matters. Just like our bodies need to breathe, oxygen is also essential for the health of the cornea, the clear, domed-shaped front part of the eye. Insufficient oxygen may cause corneal swelling and lead to irritated and red eyes which may bring about uncomfortable lens wear. AIR OPTIX® Colors is made up of proprietary “silicone hydrogel material which allows plenty of oxygen to pass through the contact lenses; therefore they are perfect for LONG-HOUR WEAR. FreshLook® on the other hand, used the classic hydrogel material and is best for EVERYDAY WEAR.
• Is the appearance of AIR OPTIX® COLORS the same as FreshLook® ColorBlends®?
AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook® Color Contact Lenses are designed to enhance dark or light eyes and bring out one’s natural beauty. They are made with a unique, smooth surface and feature a technology that combines 3 colors -in -1 to blend naturally with the color of your eye. Filipino women can now choose to have AIR OPTIX® Colors for Long Hour Wear or FreshLook® for Everyday Wear depending on their lifestyle. These lenses are available with or without vision correction.
• How many colors are available for AIR OPTIX® COLORS? How does this availability compare to FreshLook® ColorBlends®?
AIR OPTIX® COLORS Contact Lenses has an extensive color selection; from subtle enhancements (pure hazel, blue, green, grey and brown), or for bold and striking eyes (brilliant blue, gemstone green, honey and sterling grey).
FreshLook® color selection includes amethyst, green, pure hazel, brown, gray and blue for a subtle look, and honey, sterling gray, gemstone green, brilliant blue for those who want to have striking eyes.
• What is the recommended replacement schedule for AIR OPTIX® Colors and FreshLook®? What is the replacement schedule if a consumer only wears AIR OPTIX® COLORS part-time?
Alcon recommends monthly replacement for AIR OPTIX® Colors and FreshLook®, whether they are worn every day or part-time.
• Is vision the same in AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses as clear contact lenses?
Vision is similar but not identical. After a few days of lens wear, vision with AIR OPTIX® COLORS for most consumers will be nearly the same as vision with clear contact lenses. However, there is an adaptation period, especially during low light conditions such as driving at night.
• Which lens care solutions can be used with AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook® ?
Consumers can use all approved multipurpose solutions and peroxide solutions with AIR OPTIX® COLORS. However, for an optimal wearing experience, Alcon recommends OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® multi-purpose disinfecting solution or AOSEPT PLUS® cleaning and disinfecting solution
• Can the color pigment inside AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook® rub off or leach out of the lens?
No. Color pigment is permanently cross-linked inside the matrix of AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook contact lenses and is not removed or altered during cleaning.
Unlike other color contact lenses with color printed on the lens surface, the color of AIR OPTIX® COLORS breathable contact lenses is encapsulated within the silicone hydrogel material. With color inside, all that touches patients’ eyes is the ultra-smooth permanent plasma surface of AIR OPTIX® brand contact lenses. Contact lens wearers can enjoy beautiful, comfortable lens wear.
• Is the same color pigment used for both AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook®?
• There are so many colors, how can I choose the best color for me?
First, find out which suits you best by virtually trying on a pair of AIR OPTIX® COLORS or FreshLook® at our online Color Studio. It can simulate the effect of eye color change electronically, without spending time on lens insertion, settling and removal during the initial selection process. Second, visit your favorite optical clinic and they will be the best people to help you select colors that will complement your skin tone and hair color.
• What’s the price of FreshLook® and AIR OPTIX® COLORS?
FreshLook® and AIR OPTIX® COLORS are available per pair in all leading optical clinics @ P1195.00 and P1495.00 respectively. Avail of special promotions in the optical shops.
Okay, hope these answers cleared up most of your queries and now you’re ready to grab your own Freshlook & Air Optix Colors contact lenses! Yey!
To entice you more on finally deciding, here’s Kathryn and Julia during their strut on stage and the interview portion. Don’t they look so gorgeous?!
For more information, like Freshlook Contact Lenses Philippines (www.fb.com/freshlookph) & Air Optix Colors Philippines (www.fb.com/AirOptixPh) on Facebook. You can also follow them on Instagram : @FreshlookPh & @AirOptixPh for updates!
Thanks again Freshlook & Air Optix Colors for all the goodies! <3