C I R C L E . L E N S Official Thread

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hey my lovely soompiers! omg I'm watching the news right now, and they did a 30 second clip about that lady gaga/michelle phan/anime inspired circle lens that has hs girls are so crazed about they featured an optometrist and she said "that circle lens will get you blind within a 24hrs if you get an infection."?????0_o ohh and also they featured the soompi on it! page number 1598 and i saw paintbunny! whoah lucky you first post and your featured on my news channel. hehe.

my point is wow an optometrist saying that you will get blind in 24hrs with circle lens if you get an infection. HAHA TOTAL BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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^ as always, the news has no clue what they are talking about O_o

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I am having such an issue with this facebook seller:

http://www.facebook.com/yumikoshop#!/yumikoshop?v=wall&story_fbid=100429620007327

I only decided to buy from her because I saw her link on this thread but

I confirmed my order and sent my money (and she confirmed getting my money) on JUNE 4.

She said she would ship out in a few days.

It's already been a month so on July 1st I asked her about the status of my order

and on July 2nd she said it hadn't shipped out yet ~__~ so I asked her to cancel the same day,

and today (July 6th) she tells me she packaged and shipped it!

I understand that the lenses are coming from Canada and they might take a while

but that's not really an excuse for shipping them out a month after I ordered them,

especially after I asked to cancel.

And I feel like if I hadn't asked her about my order on July 1st, she would have never

sent me the lenses at all!

Has anyone else had problems with this buyer?

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hey my lovely soompiers! omg I'm watching the news right now, and they did a 30 second clip about that lady gaga/michelle phan/anime inspired circle lens that has hs girls are so crazed about they featured an optometrist and she said "that circle lens will get you blind within a 24hrs if you get an infection."?????0_o ohh and also they featured the soompi on it! page number 1598 and i saw paintbunny! whoah lucky you first post and your featured on my news channel. hehe.

my point is wow an optometrist saying that you will get blind in 24hrs with circle lens if you get an infection. HAHA TOTAL BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

It's featured on yahoo's front page too,and I hate how they made it seem like

Lady Gaga just inspired everything :rolleyes:

and go blind in 24hrs...um what?

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HERE'S THE NEWS CLIP!!

http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/worries-over-circle-contacts-trend-20734327

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LADY GAGA isn't a trend setter for everything. Gosh =________=

It is soo annoying. I have been using circle lens way before I even know who Lady Gaga was.

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Yeah Lady Gaga isn't that awesome >< Circle lenses have been around way longer. I was annoyed with the video clip because I feel like they're not giving enough credit to like.. the KFDA. If that makes any sense.

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USA Worries Over Circle Lens Contacts Trend!

Video Link

credits: Yahoo news + ABC News:Good Morning America

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About the video, it still made me worry about getting an eye infection though.

Is there anyone here that has been wearing circle lenses for 5+ years that would like to share their experience with vision? =/

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About the video, it still made me worry about getting an eye infection though.

Is there anyone here that has been wearing circle lenses for 5+ years that would like to share their experience with vision? =/

I have been wearing them for 4+ years (so I hope that is okay) and I haven't seen a difference in my vision. I do take breaks from circle lens from time to time though as well as I try not wear them for a long period of time 6hour max and I always bring eye drops with me. As well as I take care of my lens seriously.

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Sup, guys?

I'm new.

ANYWAY, to contribute to the new article on GMA about circle lenses:

BULLCRAP. In every way, shape and form.

The article is incredibly biased and one sided. Circle Lenses and regular contacts are made of the same materials.

They are approved by the KFDA, which is comparable to the US FDA.\

Wearing any lenses carry a risk. The way it was fashioned in the video is that only circle lenses carry this risk.

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USA Worries Over Circle Lens Contacts Trend!

Video Link

credits: Yahoo news + ABC News:Good Morning America

Seriously, can anyone be a journalist these days? I haven't seen so much ignorance in a long time. Lady Gaga did NOT start the circle lens trend, Asian Celebrities did. & Circle lenses are NOT dangerous if you take the regular precautions and have a valid prescription.

Eugh, someone throw Lady Gaga in the ocean.

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About the video, it still made me worry about getting an eye infection though.

Is there anyone here that has been wearing circle lenses for 5+ years that would like to share their experience with vision? =/

I don't go into this thread a lot because I no longer wear circles. It's not because it's unsafe or whatever, I just realized it's become a big money drainer D:

But before I stopped wearing circles, I've been wearing them for three years (sorry, not the length that you're looking for). I had a medium collection of 5 lenses at a time and owned a bit over 15 lenses in my life-time. I visit the optometrist yearly and they always tell me my eyes were healthy.

The facts that the news fail to report (because they're using the fear factor) and my two cents:

-Circle lenses became popularized because of Korean net idols (aka Ulzzangs) and have been around YEARS before Lady Gaga and "Bad Romance"

-It is a VERY rare case that someone will get an infection 24 hours after wearing the lenses (personally, I've never heard of someone getting it that quickly).

-Circles are yearly lenses while Freshlooks (the colored ones you get at the optometrist) are 2-weeks. Like circle lenses, they only come in one size (base curve, thickness, and diameter) so they too don't fit everyone Because yearly lenses are harder to take care of, it's probably the reason why they're not approved in the US market IMO

-In Michelle Phan's Youtube video, it does NOT tell you step by step on how to use circle lens. That's only maybe 15 seconds of the video. The HUGE eyes that's highlighted in the news video/picture is mostly the special effects that Phan gave to authenticate Lady Gaga's eyes in the bathtub scene.

-Soompi is not entirely about the discussion of circle lens. Just this thread :P

There's probably more on my mind, but that's the major ones I just wanted to vent out~

As I have said to new circle users in the past (doubt anyone remembers me, haha) : Take good care of your eyes by keeping your circle lens clean & sanitized and try not to exceed 10-12 hours of wearing.

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I've only been wearing circle lenses for 2+ years. In a day I can wear them for up to 8 or 9 hours. I go to have check up for my eyes from time to time and my eye doctor said my eyes are completely fine and my vision hasn't weakened at all.

The video did have a point on where you purchase the lenses though as some may be fake and could do some damage to your eyes, just have to be safe I guess =)

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I am having such an issue with this facebook seller:

http://www.facebook....100429620007327

I only decided to buy from her because I saw her link on this thread but

I confirmed my order and sent my money (and she confirmed getting my money) on JUNE 4.

She said she would ship out in a few days.

It's already been a month so on July 1st I asked her about the status of my order

and on July 2nd she said it hadn't shipped out yet ~__~ so I asked her to cancel the same day,

and today (July 6th) she tells me she packaged and shipped it!

I understand that the lenses are coming from Canada and they might take a while

but that's not really an excuse for shipping them out a month after I ordered them,

especially after I asked to cancel.

And I feel like if I hadn't asked her about my order on July 1st, she would have never

sent me the lenses at all!

Has anyone else had problems with this buyer?

My humble suggestion to you would be to file a claim via PayPal if that's how you paid.

Her lack of communication is abhorring.

It would take approximately 7-14 days to ship from the US/Canada region to CHINA.

Either she's stalling for time, or she may have robbed you blind. >.>;

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just saw the video. i still love my lens though ahhh!!!

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My humble suggestion to you would be to file a claim via PayPal if that's how you paid.

Her lack of communication is abhorring.

It would take approximately 7-14 days to ship from the US/Canada region to CHINA.

Either she's stalling for time, or she may have robbed you blind. >.>;

Thank you for the suggestion.

After messaging her again, she has replied that she was busy with school and exams and everything...

Which is FINE, but for the entire month?

And when was she planning on sending them out!? Two years from now?

She said she does not accept cancellations and that is why she sent them out.

I had read her terms and conditions when I had initially ordered

but I apparently I have forgotten about that cancellation policy since it was awhile ago

and I didn't expect to have problems with this seller.

Grrrrr.

Sorry about this rant. I am just upset with this ~__~

And wanted to caution other potential buyers.

Also, I agree with most people about the NY Times article, Lady GaGa thing, etc.

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Michelle Phan made circle lenses known.

Her eyes ARE the first thing you see on the Yahoo! homepage. Haha.

I find it cool that they're getting some fame.

EDIT.

I said that wrong. Haha. Ulzzangs and Asian celebrities.

My apologies.

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Thank you for the suggestion.

After messaging her again, she has replied that she was busy with school and exams and everything...

Which is FINE, but for the entire month?

And when was she planning on sending them out!? Two years from now?

She said she does not accept cancellations and that is why she sent them out.

I had read her terms and conditions when I had initially ordered

but I apparently I have forgotten about that cancellation policy since it was awhile ago

and I didn't expect to have problems with this seller.

Grrrrr.

If she doesn't accept cancellations, that's fine. But if she can't even follow some simple rules in establishing business (such as having adequate communication), then her policies are ridiculous. As a person running a business (which she is) she needs to know that its a two way street.

You can't expect customers not to cancel if you fail to even dish out a fifteen second email.

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Michelle Phan made circle lenses known.

Her eyes ARE the first thing you see on the Yahoo! homepage. Haha.

I find it cool that they're getting some fame.

I surely hope that Michelle Phan knows this.

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