“ Lens Accessories: Case „
This case is great because lets face it....putting in your lenses and taking them out can be the most tedious and boring activity in the world! However this case tends to make me chuckle and make me think about owls and whether they have perfect vision that I can only dream of! Needless to say, the owl eyes can make the whole contact lense routine just that little bit more interesting! Especially if you love owls! i LOVE owls so I find them cute and it definitely reflects my personality ! It also confuses my friends as they tend not to think of it as a contact lense container ! You can get them quite cheap from amazon about £3.24 at the cheapest. Also a little tip, if you're not very good with your left and right or you are quite dopey, OR you take out your contact lenses in the dark( like me) make sure you label it quite clearly which eye is which for the lenses.
I wear contact lenses most of the time. I've worn contact lenses since I was in my teens (I'm in my 30's now), and so I've had years of experience with the lenses, the solutions and the lens cases. I wear both the monthly disposable contact lenses and the daily disposable contact lenses, I wear the monthly lenses most of the time, and I use the daily lenses for travelling.
We had our works Christmas night out, and Secret Santa gift exchange, back at the start of December. I received this cute little owl contact lens case, made by a company called Kikkerland, as my Secret Santa gift. Our Secret Santa gift limit is £5, I received this little owl contact lens case and a bag of Galaxy Counters, so I'm guessing that this little owl contact lens case cost around £4.
I've used all sorts of contact lens cases over the years, some I've liked, and some I've hated. I particularly dislike the barrel style contact lens cases as I always manage to nick a piece out of one or both of my contact lenses when I use these. I much prefer the flat contact lens cases as I find them easy to use, and they don't damage my lenses. Thankfully the little owl is a flat contact lens case.
My little owl is pink, just like the picture above, and Santa reliably informs me that these are also available in green and blue. The little owl is very sleek and simple; the base of the case is bright pink, it even has little pointed ears, the two bowls for your contact lenses are the owls eyes, the screw on lids for the eyes are white with big black circles in the middle to represent the owls pupils, there's even a little raised orange pointy nose between the two bowls. The contact lens case is suitable for both hard or soft contact lenses.
The two separate compartments for your contact lenses, or the 'eyes' I guess! are not marked L & R, but it's easy enough to remember which is which by just always using the owl facing the right way up and then popping your lenses in the compartment opposite each eye. It's very important not to mix your contact lenses up even if you have the same prescription in each eye, for hygiene reasons. The tops screw off easily to reveal the little bowl compartment for each contact lens, and there's a little fill line about three quarters of the way up each bowl to show you where to add contact lens solution up to. The bowls don't have any sharp edges, so when you dip you finger in to take your contact lenses back out they don't catch or get damaged at all. The tops screw back on very tightly and very securely and the little owl case hasn't leaked at all in the 3 weeks or so that I've been using it, and it's normally thrown into an already overstuffed handbag along with loads of other junk.
This seems to be a very good quality contact lens case, and it's definitely fun and quirky, I've had loads of people comment on how cute it is. My biggest disappointment is that I change my contact lens case every month for hygiene reasons, and so in a couple of weeks this cute little case will be redundant. I may bend my monthly rule a little though and end up using this little case for 2 months, especially as I probably won't wear my contact lenses quite as much when I'm off for the 2 weeks over Xmas and New Year, it seems a real shame to throw it away so soon, and with so little use.
Because the little owl contact lens case is quite slim and sleek it's easy to take out and pop into the smallest of handbags or clutch bags. I always like to take my contact lens case out filled with some saline, so that if I need to take my contact lenses out for some reason I can just pop them in my lens case and not have to throw them away.
I'd definitely recommend this little owl contact lens case as a Secret Santa gift or cute stocking filler gift for a contact lens wearer.
It's always advisable to change your contact lenses case on a semi regular basis. Experts recommend every few months unless you buy the best quality designs, as the rest are just not designed to sustain the wear and tear of daily use for a long period of time. As a result, it's a good idea to have a good few cases ready to use. This particular one from Kikkerland doesn't have anything special to it in terms of practical use, but it has a good visual design and is easy to use.
This flat style of case I find ideal for transportation. Sitting flat, the lens containers sit next to each other. The eyes of the owl are the screw top lids for the containers, and with a small piece on the plastic below and between them and pointed extensions at the top, it's clear this is meant to be an owl design. Remaining flat, the only thing I find about this particular design for transportation is that if you want to have them in your pocket then the slightly pointed nature of the case means you may end up with a hole in your pocket!
The case is very easy to use. Inside each compartment is a curved interior, with slight ridges at intervals along the inside which make it easier for purchase for the lens. There's the right amount of space for putting a small amount of liquid to then store your lens in. Size wise, it doesn't appear as if there's any difference between this and other standard flat contact lens cases.
The screw tops are solid and definitely water tight. I have come across a very few cases which do let the occasional drop out or become moist around the seals, but ultimately as long as nearly all the solution stays in then it's doing its job okay. A bit annoying if it does but not the most important element.
The case comes in a choice of three colours: blue, green or pink. The blue one is perhaps the most relevant one to boys, but really I get the impression that this is aimed more at teenage girls as a visual style statement as opposed to being practical or for an older or male target market. That I like to try most contact lens cases out hasn't stopped me but I did hesitate; it's clearly not meant for me, which I suppose does make me think twice about where I'd be taking it!
Ultimately it does its job. It's very easy to use and doesn't leak, and aside from the pointy ears causing potential problems in your pockets then there's nothing negative to write about here. Another very effective contact lense case where an original design has been slightly adapted in terms of visuals without compromising how it actually works. This would certainly appeal to teenage girls, especially as I know it can be seen as a bit of a fashion issue when it comes to glasses, contacts and contact cases. Confidence is a big thing when trying to sort your eyesight out, and this could help.
This case is likely to cost easily under £5 from somewhere such as amazon. It's worth the purchase and will likely last a good length of time.
Ever since I was given a few 'owl' things last Christmas, I have had quite a fascination with all things owl related, and have started to build up a mini collection of owl things - clothing, ornaments, jewellery etc and now this Kikkerland owl contact lens case, which was given to me on behalf of my daughter for Mother's Day along with a few other nic naks. My husband isn't usually too good at finding 'different' things but he exerted himself this Mother's Day and browsed amazon for some ideas, and unique gifts and the owl theme of this case caught this eye. I don't know what he paid at the time, but I see it is currently available for just over £5 on amazon, which is an okay price, but given that many of the contact lens solutions come with a free case, this makes it seem rather costly, but it was a gift!
Although the picture at the top of the screen show the case in pink, my husband actually got me the blue one, which is identical apart from the colour. I notice from amazon that this product is available in green also. The owl face on the lens case itself is rather cartoony in appearance, but it is very cute, and I love the fact that when I reach in my handbag for my case, it is so easy to find, as firstly, the bright colour stands out and the shape of it makes it easy to locate even when I am simply feeling around for it in my handbag.
This case is made from ABS plastic and has been designed for use with either hard or soft lenses. I wear soft monthly disposable lenses. They also claim to be leak proof and I have never encountered a problem.
The two lenses are stored beneath either eye of the owl which is simply screwed off, leaving you two little dishes to hold each lens. Although it isn't marked on the outside, once you open the two cases, there is a left and right marked so you can identify which lens goes in which dish. My prescription is actually the same for both eyes so I never actually worry too much about getting them in the right dish, but it is definitely a necessary feature which is there with this product. I find the dishes just the right size to hold my lens plus the solution that I put in every night.
This lens case is meant to be used for three months simply for hygiene reasons. I didn't start using it straight away as I already had one but once it started showing signs of wear and tear, I started using this new case, so it is reaching the three months of use, but I probably will try and get a little bit longer out of the case because its simply so cute and it looks clean and in good condition at present.
All in all, this is a lovely nic nak present for those who wear contact lenses and particularly for anyone liking the owl craze going on at the moment!
At Christmas my Mum and Dad always do me, my Husband and now Jayden a stocking filled with small and useful gifts. Mine usually takes on a pink theme as whenever I buy something I always go for the pink option if there is one. One of the items which was in my stocking this year was the Kirkerland Owl Contact Lens case, it was pink and very cute, I wear contact lenses on a daily basis and since receiving this extremely cute contact lens case have used it every day.
The Kirkerland Owl Contact Lens Case came in a clear plastic box just a little bigger than the case, it had a pink card which covered half of the box and had the name of the product printed on it. The packaging really wasn't anything fancy, it was basic but the clear box allowed you to see the cute case inside. I suppose your could keep the clear plastic box to keep the contact lens case in, however personally I just threw this away once I had removed the lens case from it.
The Kirkerland Owl Contact Lens case has a bright pink owl shaped face, this is basically an oval with 2 small points on the top to form the owls ears, this is the base of the case, this has 2 large dips in it which is where the contact lenses are stored. The 2 lids are designed to look like the owls eyes, these are white around the edges with smaller black circles in the centre, once the lids are screwed onto the base these make up the owls face. In the centre of the base just between the 2 oversize eyes is a small bright orange beak, once they eyes (lids) are screwed onto the case you can see the completed owls face.
When I first saw the case there was no obvious way to show which was the left and right contact case, with my free cases the blue is right and the white is left, however both sides are the same with this case as they are designed to look like owl eyes, however once the lids are removed inside each case has an L and a R printed into the bottom, personally I do not have a problem with the case not being colour coded but for whose who prefer their contact lens case to be colour coded this may be a problem.
Obviously I did not personally purchase the Kirkerland Owl Contact Lens case as it was a gift, however I asked my parents where they purchased it from and how much it cost and this item can be purchased from Amazon and costs. £3.99. Personally I think this is a fair price especially as it is so cute. Some people may think that it is a bit of a waste as you can get free ones with your lenses from the optician, however I personally much prefer to use my owl contact lens case than the free ones purely because of the design.
The care instructions of this item are much the same as all contact lens cases, it recommends that you can use it for around 3 months, although this depends on how often you use it. You should not wash your lens case out with water or any soaps, I personally clean mine using my actual contact solution and tend to clean it every night before I use it to store my lenses, I simply squeeze some of the solution into the case and then lightly rub around it with clean fingers, I then repeat this process with the lids as well. I find that doing this keeps the case clean but without harming your lenses or without the risk of putting any chemicals into your eyes.
Since I received the Kirkerland Owl Contact Lens Case I have used it every evening to store my contact lenses in, the lids screw onto the case tightly and securely so that none of the solution leaks out, this prevents the lenses from drying out and also makes travelling with your lenses in the case much easier, if the case gets tipped up then you do not have to worry about leaks.
The case is reasonably priced and well made, it is strong and sturdy so I know my contact lenses will be safe in here, in my opinion it is definitely worth the money. The case is a cute design and looks much nicer than the free ones you get. Overall I would highly recommend the Kirkerland Owl Contact Lens Case to anyone who wears contact lenses.