“ Brand: Vision Direct / Type: Contact Lense Case „
So much better than the boring plain lens cases
Although you would think that lens cases are the last thing I would concern myself about, I really like the look of these lens cases. For years I had the boring plain ones but these certainly life up the bathroom by just a little bit. I saw them by accident and thought they were just a fun little treat for myself.
You can buy this lens case for a small amount of £ 2,50 which I thought was a fair amount for this lens case. I love the look from the minute I saw them and they made me simply smile. These frog lens cases can be bought in different colours as I have mine in pink. A big plus with this lens case is that they don't only stand out in the bathroom but also in my bag. These ones are much easier to find not only because of the colour but also because of the frog shape they have on the top.
They look great but also in use they are good. Because of the frog shape you do have a much better grip while trying to open it. With my old ones I sometimes had the problem opening them when I had some lens solution on my hands. They sometimes could be right slippery! With these frog lens case that's not really a problem anymore.
A negative with the large frog shape top is that there is a lot of space in the case itself. You can only fill the bottom part by a certain amount which means that the lens can become stuck at the top when moving the lens case around. When they get stuck at the top it means they will dry out. I luckily haven't had any problems with it but it does worry me sometimes.
This frog lens case is just great to use and they look really good. They are ok in use and for that reason they get four stars. They are definitively worth the money!
Frog Shape Lens Case
Since around the age of sixteen I have been wearing lenses. Simply because I hated to wear glasses during the day. Unfortenately wearing lenses can be a danger to your eyes when you aren't careful enough. I was one of those people who ignored the signs of trouble and kept on wearing lenses. Luckily my opticien warned me on time so that today I only have slight damaged to my eyes and that I can wear lenses again after taking a break of a year.
I still can't wear my lenses the whole day long as my eyes get irritated. So I always make sure I take my
lenscase with me and glasses. Unfortenately the lenscases you normally get are very plain and white. So my friends thought it would be a nice little gift to give me the Frog Shape lens case.
For this review I have checked the price and saw that you can buy this lens case for around 2,50 pounds which is a reasonable price. The design is something I love and is very quirky and has a virbant colour. In case of using them they ok but could have been better. You can't really put much solution into the bottem part which is fine for covering the lenses but the top is large making it possible for the lens to get stuck at the top when you take them with you in a bag for example. When they get stuck the lens will get dried out. A big plus is the ear on the top making it such a ease to open them. Normally when your hands get a bit solution on them, it's quite difficult to open normal lenscases as your hands get slibbery. When these ears it's just easier.
Overall I'm pleased with this lens case as it mostly shines in its design but is functional at the same time. I prefer using this one then my standard white one as it's easier to open. It's worth the 2,50 pounds.
I'm always keen to give new contact lens cases a go. I think there are plenty of good designs out there, and it should in theory be hard to design something badly. Even the best cases are very cheap, so if companies can't produce quality designs then their product will stop selling pretty quickly as people opt for better and similarly priced designs.
You can get a pair of these froggy design contact lens cases for around the £2.50 or £3 mark, pretty standard in terms of price. Their design is quirky and visual, easily noticeable which I find is handy for something so small. I do find I mislay my white case on a regular basis, so a vibrant colour such as this is handy. It's a deep pink as well, so my masculinity isn't too affected!
In terms of quality, the bottom part of the case is quite shallow, so not much solution is used, making it economical. Be warned though, if you're planning on transporting the lenses that there's a large top to the case and a lot of movement may cause the lens to become stuck on the roof of the case and the liquid sink back to the bottom. No one likes dried out and shrivelled lenses just when you need to put them in.
One particular element I like about this is the ease of opening it. Anyone who wears lenses will appreciate the difficulties involved in doing anything when you have a bit of solution on your hands. Contact lens solution has a slight filmy feel to it and therefore it's often hard to get a grip on anything, eyelids and cases included! These frogs have frog eyes protruding from the top, giving an extra thing to try and grip to if you're having trouble opening or closing the case. Although very small, there's just enough to make it easy every time.
Overall, this case is a quality design. I've had no problems with the thread, the case has stayed closed when I need it to, quite firmly as well. There's no leakage and the case fits snugly wherever you may need it to. The only slight bugbear I have is when I carry them in my pocket. Other case are quite flat and you don't notice them, but this one with its bulbous top means that it can dig in and is more noticeable when in your pocket. As I say though, a minor detail. Other than that, I have no complaints. Great case.
I ordered this froggy-inspired contact lens case after reading a favourable review on here, I've worn contact lenses for eighteen years so have my fill of standard white cases and like to buy something a bit different from the norm nowadays.
You can tell which lens is which because of an 'R' stamped into one of the soaking bowls. This does mean you have to turn it upside down to check sometimes, but as long as you're not a dunce I'm sure you won't be tipping your case up with the top off!
The bowls are shallow so you're not using a huge amount of solution each time your put your lenses in to soak and the lids screw on very quickly and easily, I had a disaster last month where the top came off in my handbag which has never happened to me before so I'd be careful if you're planning on transporting your lenses in this case.
The frog's eyes are brilliant for gripping onto if you have contact lens solution on your fingers and are sturdy enough to stand a tug to help you open them on one of those 'stubborn' days. The completely smooth shaping means there's not much grip there otherwise and with slimy solution fingers some people could, in theory, struggle to make the first micro-turn towards opening the case.
For £2.69 this case adds a splash of colour to my bathroom shelf and is cuter than the piggy one I also own!
I am a contact lenses wearer. The upside of this is that it removes the trauma of wearing glasses. That may sound a bit hysterical, but I was the *worst* person at wearing glasses ever. I regularly fell asleep, face-down, whilst reading in bed, which meant I woke up the next morning with them imprinted on my face, rendering me with more than a passing similarity to a spectacled bear. I lost or smashed pairs too numerous to count, and I regularly managed to get them hideously tangled in my hair.
But of course, there must be a downside. And it comes in the form of cleaning and storing the lenses. Every night my soft contact lenses must be gently cleaned and stored in solution, ready for the next day. I don't like barrel-style cases as it means that any infection or eye condition can be easily transferred between eyes, as both lenses are soaking in shared solution. That leaves screw-top cases. Usually, if you buy a bottle of solution you get a free case, but they're always very boring, generic ones. I like to express myself through the trappings of ophthalmology, though, so I decided these pink froggy ones were the boyos for me.
They look like little pink frogs. What more could you possibly need to know?
~*~Ease of use~*~
They work on the same principles as any other case: unscrew the lid, fill with solution and put your cleaned lens in. They're just the right size for the lens to swoosh about happily in, and for you to get a middle finger in to retrieve them. The fact that the lids are frogs makes it easier to distinguish which is the left and right lens (as does the fact that there's an 'R' etched on the base of one of the compartments). Despite my love of all things pink and froggy, there are a couple of criticisms: the lids screw on with just a half-turn so they're not ones I'd use when travelling for fear they'd come loose in my bag, and the compartments are a little shallow compared to some brands but there's still ample room to completely cover the lenses with solution. Mind you, those downsides aren't THAT big a deal - just refer back to their pink frogginess and all transgressions will be forgiven.
~*~Price and availability~*~
I got mine off the Vision Direct website when I was ordering my lenses, and they cost £3.05. Theoretically, you're supposed to chuck your case and get a new one every month so that bacteria doesn't build up. I've had mine for at least 6 months and I've been grand, so either I have hard-as-nails eyes, or manufacturers of contact lens cases are stupidly over-cautious and have their eye on the profit. Still, if you're prone to gunky eyes you might want to heed their warnings.
Now, I've told you all you need to know. Go forth, and revel in pink frogginess.