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[Dec. 17th, 2002|01:08 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I need new contact lenses, so I just placed an order for the new "Glitter Eyes" contacts =)

I picked the "Crystal Splash" effect, which is aqua-blue with green glitter. The glitter is suspended within the lens (not touching the eye), and the lenses can be worn as normal lenses. I can't wait to get them - they're a lot more subtle than my usual "special effects" lenses (like my Cat's eyes or Wildfire ones). So, I won't constantly get harrassed by strangers with questions on the street, but they will add a little faerie sparkle to my regular blue eyes.

http://www.glittereyes.com
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2002-12-17 12:57 pm (UTC)
those are so cool! i have to get regular ones before i can get any fancy ones like that.
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[User Picture]From: william_edwards
2002-12-17 01:39 pm (UTC)

Sounds Cool! Glitter Eyes :) I've heard that those special types of lens can be hard on the eyes though. :)
I also want to say I think your paintings are amazing. :) If you have time please check out a chapter from a story I'm writing on my LJ.
-Brent
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-12-17 01:49 pm (UTC)
cool =) i'll be sure to check that out!

i've had dozens of special-effects lenses. the only ones that i've had that actually have been hard on my eyes are the "scleral" lenses (they types that cover the white of your eyes, not just the iris). the regular sized lenses feel just like plain lenses.

the only ones i wouldn't want to get are the "glow in the dark" ones - they are plastered with disclaimers and warnings not to wear them for more than 4 hours (and i need mine all day for my prescription!).
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[User Picture]From: william_edwards
2002-12-18 09:40 pm (UTC)

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So it's like a special order then. Do they have to base it on the eye colour to get it right? Like I will be getting contacts in the near future.
Well I hope the new ones turn out cool for you. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-12-19 10:17 am (UTC)
yep. in the US all contacts (even for those lucky bastards with perfect vision) require a prescription from an eye doctor (for size information, to verify that their eyes are shaped properly, etc.). most coloured contact lenses are of course still transparent (to see through, and so they don't look completely unnatural). since my regular eyecolour is light blue, pretty much any other colour will show up fine. hehe since i paid for 2day delivery, they might arrive today!
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[User Picture]From: william_edwards
2002-12-20 06:32 am (UTC)

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Haha Well when I took the tests for contacts apparently my eyes were perfect for them. Like if what makes the diiference then fora colour showing up properly? Like my eyes are green with a little brown. So I guess you can say there hazel. But it all depends on the light. So would I be able to where the special colours alright?
Have you gotten them yet?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-12-20 12:05 pm (UTC)
there are two basic types of coloured contact lenses - the "opaque" type, and the "tinted" type. tinted lenses are really only noticeable on people with light eyes (blue or green) since the paint is not solid, it just transparently enhances your normal colour. opaque lenses will look the same, since the paint is solid (with a transparent circle in the middle for your pupil). most lenses (on websites or on brochure) will mention if they are suitable for dark eyes or not. once i've gotten my prescription from my eye doctor, i just buy my lenses online. they're a lot cheaper and there's a lot more variety.
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[User Picture]From: william_edwards
2002-12-22 11:13 am (UTC)

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So you would recommend contacts then?

I was wondering you ever consider doing cover art for novels? :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-12-22 01:57 pm (UTC)
yes, i'd certainly recommend contact lenses! they take a few days to get used to, but after that you can't even tell you're wearing them. i prefer them over glasses - particularly for peripheral vision (if you are as blind as me, it is annoying not being able to see anything out of the corner of your eye while wearing glasses, especially while driving!).

i'd love to do some book covers - especially fantasy or sci-fi. i've been thinking about perhaps doing some freelance illustration for Wizards of the Coast - we'll see =)
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