March 6, 2014

Advertorial: The Optometry Practice

Hello lovelies,

Today we are introducing a fairly new website that will be helpful to all you contact lens lovers! :) We know how difficult it is to suss out a trustworthy online contact lens site that will definitely guarantee no infections, no imitation brands, no issues whatsoever - so here you go, here's one that will *eradicate all those problems: THEOPTOMETRYPRACTICE.SG

*Does not cover contaminations due to personal hygiene


The last time we were sponsored contact lenses was from Acuvue, and we always assumed that the right place to buy lenses from was shopping malls or certified optometrists that you HAD TO make your way down to (It just gets so troublesome!). At the same time, we were always kind of hesitant about online buying because of all the horrors we read about - some people had their corneas scratched, some lost their eyesight, etc.

So its just our fortune that we took this chance with The Optometry Practice and ordered our very own boxes, because now our fears are wiped clean away and we can enjoy pretty eyes safely! :)


How to Order
1) Getting to the Website

Well, obviously first you have to go to their website, hehe! :) A sign may pop out like this, and if you're a first time user, you get to sign up and get a $8 coupon! Woohoo!

Simply leave your email, click subscribe and there you have it! Good deals and discounts being sent to you on a regular basis! Who doesn't want that!? ;)


2) Selecting Your Choice

Thereafter, you can go on to purchasing by selecting either the Brands or Contact Lens Type options! As you can see, there's just so many alternatives ready for you! They have brands ranging from Acuvue, Freshkon, Adore, all the way to Bausch & Lomb! Their contact lens types, aside from the typical Monthlies and Dailies, even includes Toric lenses for those suffering from Astigmatism! How awesome is that!?

You an also scroll to the bottom of the page, where they list their Best Sellers! Most of them are on pretty good discounts too, so don't miss out on that!

3) Checking out Your Item

Here, as you can see, I chose the FreshLook One Day Color Dailies in Pure Hazel. I chose them because I didn't want anything over the top, and I saw these pretty browns on one of my friend, and they looked so great! I also thought the brown would match my looks the best and accentuate my features better.

The website will indicate to you if you've ordered below the minimum amount of boxes, and just what is the right amount. Once you've corrected your order, do proceed to Add to Cart.

Once in the cart, you can click Check Out and then fill in your details. If you're a Returning Customer, feel free to sign in; otherwise, just provide your Billing/Shipping Information. When you're done, just choose your mailing and payment methods and THAT'S IT! Your job is complete! You can sleep easy now!


Delivery Time

Delivery takes about 6-9 working days (give or take 1-2 weeks basically). It depends on many factors such as supply checks, customs clearance, and delivery issues. If you're ordering to Malaysia, shipment will be a lot faster as they are based there :)


My Contact Lenses
For myself, I went with FreshLook's One Day Color Dailies in Pure Hazel as well as their Monthlies in Brown! :) I went with the browns because... well, my boyfriend doesn't really like the whole contact lens look. He's very much an old soul, old man, and he just doesn't like the whole 'made up' look.. which is kind of ironic because I'm a Beauty Blogger lol!

Anyway, yes so Ash went with the Greys and Greens (her video will be up later) and I went with the Browns. We didn't go too fantastical on the colors, though the website stocked them, because we thought it'd appeal better to the everyday-wearers, yes? :)

With all that said, let me give you the breakdown on the two contacts I have chosen! I will be showing a side by side comparison of natural eyes vs using the contacts, and how the contacts look when they are both put in!


Freshlook One Day Color Contact Lenses - Pure Hazel


You can see from the pictures above just how striking the color of the lens is in comparison to my natural eye. The center of the lens is a very pretty hazel that blends out to an almost brown-green surrounding. The contrast between the colors (with my pupil included) is really interesting because it lends to that slightly exotic feel.

When I only put one side of my contacts in, Ashley was already stunned at the comparison - she said she could see the difference in color from far away! This would be good for people who are looking for that pop of color, be it for that special person or special day! ;) Also, if you notice, there is a little bit of enlargement regarding the iris area; it's not that significant unless you look up close, but it is definitely more natural than most outside!

Comfort wise, I would rate this a 7/10. Please keep in mind that I am not a constant contact lens wearer.. but for someone with sensitive eyes I really found these quite comfortable! I felt alright with them through the day and found that I only needed eyedrops 1-2 times. What I really liked about them is how they did not blur my vision like most colored contacts tend to do. A lot of my friends use this too and comment well on their wearibility!


Freshlook ColorBlends - Brown


The Freshlook Colorblends was originally my selection but Ashley modeled them instead! I do not know why, but they really stung when I put them into my eyes! I have really sensitive dry eyes though, so I suppose it might be due to that. Also, monthlies are naturally slightly harder than dailies so that could have attributed to it as well.

Anyway, it did not hurt on Ashley at all (I have weird eyes), and she does wear contacts more often than I do. She also uses monthlies most of the time so this wasn't anything new to her either.

Color wise, this isn't a stark difference as the one above. I actually really love how natural it is! There isn't really an enlarging aspect to it, but it just made Ashley's eyes all the more glistening! I swear, she looked so awake when she had them on and there was this sparkle to it. I felt quite sad that they didn't suit me........... lol. It's one of those scenarios where they say, "it's like your eyes, but better!"

Ashley gave the comfort level of this about a 6/10, definitely lesser than the dailies. Her issue was that it was a little hard to place them into her eyes, but when she got them in everything was fine. She didn't even tear (which is common between the two of us)!


Overall Thoughts

I really enjoyed the service and comfort of The Optometry Practice! I am seldom a fan of contact lenses but the ones I had were really quite comfortable. Then again, mine were from FreshLook so I'm not too sure on the rest.

If I was forced to say this though, I preferred Freshlook's one to Acuvue (our post here), but it's really to each their own. The Optometry Practice also carries Acuvue, so fans of it can purchase it there as well.

I thought what I enjoyed most was knowing I was in good hands. My questions were constantly answered so I felt at ease, and the Q&A section was sufficient enough for me to get rid of most my worries. As a customer, all of us want to know our opinions are heard and that we come in first - the Optometry Practice definitely checks out in that criteria. After all, our eyes are very important, so it's definitely a must-know that the source we are purchasing from is reliable and that we won't get into situations where we (touch wood) lose our eyesights or cut our corneas (eep!!).

Ashley's going to be doing a "Get Ready With Me" video on the how-tos of contact lenses (there's a previous post we did that covered that too) along with how she dresses her eyes and look up, so definitely watch out for it! Once again, a big thank you to The Optometry Practice! :)


Discount Code

Simply mention "sam&ash10" for 10% off your entire order!





Hope this post has been helpful!
Do look out for Ashley's GRWM! ;)
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Sam



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2 comments

  1. Love it! The color looks really natural. And it's a daily lens, what a good thing. Thanks for reviewing this product.

    Have a nice day!

    xx,
    MITCH | Click to join OhDearBumblebees' Giveaway~*

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    1. Hey Mitch!

      Yeah I think the monthlies look more natural though! :) Thanks for dropping by!

      xx

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