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Fun in the Sun Contact Lens Barrel Case

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Manufacturer: LensCases / Type: Contact Lens Case

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      25.02.2012 09:07
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      Decent barrel style contact lens case

      In essence, there is virtually no practical difference between this contact lens case and that of a similar design from any other company. I do get bored of plain white cases, so things like these are nice changes. I don't wear my contact lenses all that often though, so I use the cases sparingly.

      This particular case is a barrel design, with two symmetrical cages attached to the lid, which unscrews to take the cages out of the case itself. There's a decent amount of room in the case itself, as with other similar designs, and the only difference really is in the colour and the fact that there's a sticker on the top. The sticker is a flower design, and the colouring is a sort of deep pink. The sticker does have a tendency to come loose after a while, although this is an aesthetic element and more of a fashion issue - it doesn't affect the practical use of the case.

      The two cages that dip into the case are just the right size to contain the lenses, one in each side. The right hand side is clearly marked with an 'R' and is also pink, while the other side in white, making it easy to work out which lens goes in which eye. This again is pretty standard for contact lens cases in general, and this brings me onto the main reason why I prefer flat cases.

      This barrel case is decent enough, and you do get a free floating advantage with it that you don't necessarily get with the the flatter cases, but what you end up with is the lenses stuck in one place and the solution sloshing around whenever you move it. I feel that these cases use up more solution anyway as there is a decent gap between the bottom of the cages and the bottom of the case and you need to cover the cages with the solution. The worst part is when you need to transport them for whatever reason. Flatter cases don't slosh round that much and can fit comfortably in pockets, for example, while these ones slosh around quite a bit and are too bulky to comfortably fit in your pocket.

      As a result, I always have to transport them in a case or bag of some sort, and have to make sure that the case is completely filled with the solution, otherwise the lenses may be out of the solution and dry up. This then has further cost implications, so it's best to use the extra solution and fill it up.

      However, this is more of a preferential niggle, as they get a good clean when they're static in the cages. Generally, cases can cost anywhere from a pound or two to around the £5 mark for the more quirky ones. This was somewhere in the middle, and represents average value for money. It's an okay contact lens case, just as good as other similar designs and more interesting and noticeable than the plain white ones.

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      30.10.2011 13:43
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      A brighter than average barrel case to remind you of Summer!

      I've been wearing contact lenses for so long now that I am bored with the standard white lens storage cases and always look for something a bit different whenever I'm buying a new one. I found this pretty pink floral case on www.lenscases.co.uk and bought it straight away as I'm a fan of anything pink and I'd never seen a case quite like this one before.

      It's a standard barrel case, the design being the only thing to set it apart from other (less interesting barrel cases). The pot itself is plain plastic so you can see inside but the lid is a bright fuscia pink and so is one flap of the cage insige, on top of the lid is a slightly spongy sticker which features an exotic looking flower which may or may not be an orchid.

      It's simple to tell which lens is which as the pink side of the cage is embossed with a clear 'R', indicating that this is to be used for your 'Right' lens. Once you've got that sussed you'll be good to go. Both cages close with a reassuring click and neither have opened when they're not supposed to, the cages are shaped to allow your lenses to move around while soaking but once pulled out of the solution the lens will generally cling helpfully to the curved edge ready to be scooped up by my (clean) finger.

      The screw top closes securely and there has been no leakage, this case would be fine for taking in your bag as it all seems durable enough - although if you're planning on travelling with your lenses I'd recommend filling the pot up as high as possible with solution as the cages rest so far down in the pot that once upside down there would be a chance of the solution not touching parts of your lenses.

      My only issue with this bright and cheerful contact lens case is the fact that the sticker came off after just four days, I stuck it back on with some superglue but found it irritating as I'd had the same problem with the same brand of side-by-side lens case earlier this year. So, any case you buy that resembles this one just be prepared to get the superglue out and you'll be ok!

      That's a minor niggle though. It works as it should and brightens up my contact lens experience, I'll definitely buy others from this 'Summer' range - altogether there are around fifteen different cases to choose from, although I've noticed today that some are out of stock. I've just ordered my bro-in-law a couple of cases to go with his Chrimbo pressies, for the price they're cute little stocking fillers actually and seeing these bright summer lens cases can only cheer up a miserable winters day!

      £3.99 from www.lenscases.co.uk

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