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Vision Direct Piggy Shape Lens Case

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      20.09.2013 13:41
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      This is a very bad design for a contact lens case

      WHAT IS IT?

      A case for storing and transporting contact lenses.

      THE DESIGN

      This case is one that you put your contact lenses in small bowls next to each other, each bowl has an individual screw on lid and this case has got lids that are shaped like plump round piggies.

      HOW DO YOU USE IT?

      You put your contact lenses into the bowls and fill them with your soaking solution and then screw the tops on. The pigs screw on very easy but you have to make sure your hands are dry because if they are wet it is hard to hold the pig because it is made of very smooth plastic and is rounded also.

      WHAT I THINK

      I bought this to take on holiday because I like to wear my glasses when I am flying for comfort. When I got to Italy though I took my contact lens case out of my suitcase because we were going to go straight out to dinner but was disappointed that my lenses had been ruined because of my contact lens case not being kept upright during the flight, this would not have mattered with a flat case but because of the pigs having such a round shape my lenses had stuck to them and come all the way out of the solution. It was at least 20 hours since I had put them into the case and they had started losing their shape so were ruined, it was very lucky that I had a spare pair of lenses with me to use.

      The lids screw on tight and I would never worry that the case was going to leak and I like the way the lids go on straight all the time and that I cannot accidentally screw them up too tight and make them stick.

      I did not use this case again because when I am travelling I cannot say for definite that my case will be upright at all times, it would be suitable for using in the home but I like to use the same case through all the times and not swap between ones that stay in the bathroom and ones that are suited for transporting my lenses.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      I paid £3 for this case, that is value if you plan to use it in the home only but if you regularly transport your lenses in hand luggage or your suitcase then you should look at a more flat case to avoid damaging your contact lenses.

      2 Dooyoo Stars.

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        27.10.2011 19:39
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        Pig themed contact lens case

        There are plenty of different types of contact lens cases on the market, and some are more practical than others. Ultimately, some things end up being more about their novelty value than anything else, and sadly this contact lens case falls into this category.

        Mostly, you'll find that contact lens cases are flat, and this is for a very good reason, one you may only find out about if like me you make the mistake of buying a case like this. You see, the quirky and cute element of having two little piggies to put your lenses in is nice enough, and if you're going to be keeping them at home, sat on the shelf without having to move them about or transport them anywhere, then this may be okay for you and the probable price of around £5 may be justified. After all, the screw top is decent enough, it's easy to handle and ultimately watertight.

        My issue comes with its practical nature, namely that of how much free air is left in the cases after use. The hollow top of the pigs means that there's a lot of room that can't be filled in there, and when you screw the lid closed you don't know what happens to it inside if you have to move them around at all. Contact lens solution is slightly less fluid than water, and doesn't slop quite so much. Even so, I quite often need to transport my case around, often in my pocket or the side of a bag I'm taking with me, and a couple of times I've noticed that the lenses end up stuck to the roof of the dome with the solution sitting elsewhere once things have settled.

        I can't see a way of resolving this issue I have with this case, but I have to give it a fair analysis for those needing to use it simply for staying upright as well as those needing to transport their cases. What saves this from being completely useless for me is the fact that for regular use it's actually pretty decent, with a semi-stable base (slightly curved), solid screw top, decent containers that hold enough solution and enough room to put the lens in and take it out again without turning the whole thing over.

        As I said, my only issue with this contact lens case is that the dome leaves it too open to letting your lenses become detached from the solution and thus drying out. If this is your main concern for a case, then I suggest you stay clear of this - I never use it for going away. Okay, it's cute and has its novelty value, but really it's not the most practical case and something that I don't consider the £5 or so it sells for. Not recommended.

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          29.08.2011 21:06
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          2/5 Stars

          I recently bought my first pair of contact lenses via the Vision Direct website as I felt that my Optician's quote was extortionate and I didn't want glasses as i'm so self concious. While browsing the website I came across these contact lens cases, which I loved straight away and I bought them along with some of the 'normal' ones without hesitating. There were a few different designs to choose from including elephants, hippo's, frogs, etc and obviously I chose the pig ones as I think they're the cutest. These contact lens cases are £3.05 which isn't a bad price but to be honest they are quite tacky and lightweight and considering the size of them I don't really think they are great value.

          These aren't great to be honest and are more of a novelty product then anything. They're a nice alternative to my usual clear contact lens case but to be honest they're a little bit fiddly and not the most sturdy of contact lenses so it can be a pain to get them to stand upright. Opening them up is easy and is achieved by simply screwing this lid off, however they are ridiculously shallow and can only hold a tiny bit of solution. They are also awkward to clean as they are so fiddly so I would imagine if used regulary you would need to regulary replace them. I only use mine once in a while due to the fiddliness - I simply can't be bothered and it's much easier to use my 'normal' lens case.

          It is important to screw the lid on securely as mine seem to fall over all the time, but apart from the fact that they are ridiculously small, tacky and lightweight, they're okay - the design is nice for a change but it is quite 'young' - the case would probaly be best suited to a young teenager who has just started wearing lenses - the cute case will likely encourage them to take care of there lenses. I don't particulary think that this is a unisex lens case because it's light pink in colour, however obviously pigs are pink in colour so it's not like it's a pink dog or anything but I doubt a lad would appreciate one of these unless very young, and I doubt that very young kids wear contacts anyway despite the fact there is no age limits, however if you have a reasonably young child who wears contacts then I wouldn't reccomend this as a young kid would probably want to play with it more than actually use it as a contact lens case and ofcourse the case is small enough to be a choking hazzard.

          Overall I do like this case but it is more convinient for me to use my normal lens case (which may I add was actually cheaper than the pig case) as it is much more sturdy than this one.

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            22.08.2011 15:42
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            well worth buying, ive grown very attatched to these

            I don't wear contact lenses as an everyday thing, but i have coloured ones which i sometimes like to wear...my vision isn't too bad, and i often misplace my contacts, so its pretty easy to just not bother to wear them. In the new year i decided i would try and wear them more often, as it cant be good for my eyes if i don't. While in vision direct, i saw this item, and it seemed so cute i just has to have one.

            These were available in a wide range of colours and different animals, the ones i chose myself were the pink hippo ones and the purple elephant ones, but they also had pink pig ones, orange pigs, yellow frogs, blue bear ones, and a few others, sadly i cant remember them all...i was very happy with the wide range of choice, it took me a while to pick, and in the end i decided to buy two, since they were just over £3 each and i felt it was probably inevitable that i would lose one of them.

            These are so much nicer to have then the plain and ordinary cases, they seem good quality, i have had them for months now, they do the job they are meant to do and look good doing it. I have managed to not lose them yet, and have stuck to my new years promise to wear my contact lenses from now on. It some how seems easier to not lose my contacts when they are in nice cases that i like, rather then plain ones that seem dull. i recommend these, they are only £3 and this is a small price to pay for such a cute item, you can pick the colour you want, and the animal you want, I am very glad that i saw these on my way out of vision direct, i have become pretty attached to these. With no faults I can thin of, I give these 5 starts.

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              16.06.2011 11:20
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              Cute but a few issues prevent me from falling in love with these little piggies

              I wouldn't usually be in Vision Express, being more of a Specsavers kinda girl. However, during a long and tedious wait for my mum to have her annual two hour appointment I ended up buying not only a pair of sunglasses, but also this cute piggy contact lens case. I can't remember how much the case was, it was an unimportant impulse buy as a momentary distraction from my mum prattling on about god knows what while she waited for the 'dye to work'.

              It looks great, I'll give it that. Two round friendly looking pigs, giving the case an overall fun appearance.  I used to collect pigs and would have loved to have discovered them then, but now the appeal is wearing off slightly and I'm finding myself irrationally irritated by the sight of them in the morning.

              Half of the reason why I'm getting bored of the piggies is the fact that this isn't a particularly good contact lens case. The wells are too shallow, that's the main issue. Shallow wells, when done properly, do work nicely - but Vision Express haven't done their homework with this aspect and I worry sometimes that my lenses don't have enough solution to soak in.

              The second thing that's irritating me now is how awkward the shape of the case is. You'd think a simple screw top couldn't go wrong, but for some reason the lids screw up very tightly (honestly, it's like the tightening elf comes in during the night) and when you have lens solution on your fingers it's really hard to get a grip on the round, smooth plastic. Sometimes (quite often actually) the lid will go on wonky too, then it's a bugger to coax back into place which is very frustrating. 

              These have been fine, I won't have them for too long I don't think because the novelty is definitely starting to wear off now both with the cuteness and workability of the contact lens case. I can't settle knowing my lenses are soaking in this shallow case as I'm scared to death that one of the kids will tilt the case and leave my relied-upon lenses uncovered and drying out.   For this reason I've bought another case, it's not as cute looking but does the job much better. 

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