For me it was longer than I could remember so when Air Optix Colors invited me to visit an eye doctor for an exam and look into color contacts I was all in. Depending on your age and risk factors, adults should see an eye doctor every 1-3 years.
Over the holidays I saw Dr. Acs at Toronto Eye Care. Turns out I’ve still got healthy eyes and don’t need a prescription. I was super impressed with the technology they used to creep inside my eye, look at my retina, and take images. It’s really been a long time because I don’t ever remember having photos of my eyes taken by an eye care professional.
Here’s a look at the back of my eye and the retina. I was a little freaked out when I saw them but Dr. Acs confirmed this is exactly what a healthy eye should look like. Crazy eh!
The little spidery things around the edge of this photo are my lashes.
My first experience wearing contacts as an adult was in November last year after attending the Air Optix Colors Canadian launch. Remember those vibrant Sterling Gray ones? (see post here) I loved how they changed my look and they went well with my violet hair. I really wanted to try Brilliant Blue but they didn’t have them at the event so I picked up Brilliant Blue over the holidays.
I love my natural hazel eyes but changing things up is fun too. I put these in and wore them for and entire day and to dance rehearsal. They’re comfortable and I forgot I was wearing them until I looked in the mirror. They’re so bright!
I was a bit freaked out about removing them but Dr. Acs gave me some pointers and this time it was easy. One pair of lenses lasts 30 days before expiry. Mine don’t have a prescription and are just cosmetic but if you wear contacts on the regular I can see these being really fun.
For info visit airoptixcolors.ca or ask you eye doctor. There’s 9 different color lenses. My next pair will be Gemstone Green and I can’t wait to see how they make my natural eyes pop.
Happy Monday & here’s to a great week!
* Disclosure: Although I sometimes receive compensation from companies to test and blog about stuff, I always give my honest opinion and the views and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I never blog about anything I don’t like! I received compensation from Alcon to test and blog about these rad contact lenses.
Last night I got an email from my friends at Clearly Contacts about World Sight Day tomorrow. I’ve worked with Clearly Contacts to share new products and contests for a while (see posts here) and I’m happy to share their latest charity initiative.
In exchange for this post, Clearly Contacts is donating a pair of prescription glasses to someone via Change the View on my behalf. The global #WHOBLINKEDFIRST campaign that kicks off tomorrow.
Over the last few years documenting my life, I’ve really taken time to smell the flowers, literally and figuratively. I take heaps of photos each day and really value my eyesight and ability to see beauty in the little things. I can only imagine how my life would change if I lost my eyesight.
For every video shared with #WHOBLINKEDFIRST, ClearlyContacts.ca will donate a pair of prescription eyeglasses, Vitamin A tablets, or UV protective sunglasses to someone in need through Change the View. Challenge your bff to a staring contest and upload to the WSD Gallery here to win new glasses and other prizes for yourself.
My friends at Clearly Contacts recently contacted me to LMK about their new Evergreen Collection where made from 95 per cent recycled steel and plastic frames. The new line takes a page from TOMS in that when you buy a frame, they plant a tree. Over 30,000 planted trees can be attributed to the company’s philanthropic effort. That’s heaps! For every Evergreen frame sold, a seed is sent to a tree nursery in a developing country, where Agroforestry workshops provide local farmers with the necessary education to help cultivate their own land.
The frames are eco-friendly and vintage inspired with lots of bright colours. I got to pick a pair from the collection in exchange for posting and naturally went for something a little wild! Seen here are the Tortoise/Pink that can also be ordered with sunglasses lenses. I could have used these those for the photos! I absolutely love glasses and have written about them with ClearlyContacts a bunch of times before (here, here, here, and here).
They’re fashion for your FACE! You like?
Check out the Evergreen Collection here and LMK if you order a pair!
Check out the writeup on BlogTO today about the NEW CTS, Timeless Apparelby Robyn Urback. The new shop is pretty and full of heaps more gems than ever before. You’ll still find our fav vintage kids like Emma & Sammy hangout & playing good tunes.
Made a Keek when I was in there last week but it’s a quick tour so you’ll have to go see for yourself!
I’m gonna pop by there today! BTW, where did this WINTER come from??
I’m determined to get to SXSW 2012. (Sounds like doomsday when you say 2012 after anything. Damn you Hollywood!) As I was saying, I am determined to be there. Speaking would be even cooler and that might happen. Lucia included me in her panel discussion called “Psychology of Narcissism & how it effects brands”. Something I can talk lots about (haha).
Read the description below and if you like it, give us a thumbs up here. I love learning, talking about and being involved in influencer marketing and “peep culture”. I think this one is a winner.
Society spends increasingly more time online, watching and reading about strangers. Is peep culture creating more narcissists or simply helping us connect through the sharing of our intimacies? Do users share content that they are truly passionate about and believe in or do they simply share content that influences how others perceive them? This panel will duke out diverse opinions on how brands use the internet famous to spread buzz about products and services, what this means for the future of marketing and how this effects everyone’s behavior online. As time passes will positive sentiment towards an influencer inevitably change to negative? Is influencer marketing changing how we behave online and in our everyday? Is peep culture and narcissism shaping our world, playing a part in marketing and influencing our sharing and buying decisions? Come join our internet culture obsessed panel consisting of a psychologist, blogging pioneer, community manager and online lifestyle blogger/ self proclaimed narcissist. Front row seating for big egos only.
Also, check out the snow in NZ! My fams & friends in Auckland & Palmy got the most show in 30 years.
Last week I attended Notable TV‘s launch of the new Samsung TV. Until I tried it, I was thinking “urgh, what’s the big deal with a 3D tv man?” However, it’s like totally cool-awesome.
I hogged the glasses so I could watch as long as I could. There were heaps of peeps there. Julian just posted the video today in which I’m quoted “good thing i wore my 3D contacts“. HAHA. God, I kill me sometimes.
That’s all for now. Gonna get some sun & watch a couple fashion shows 😉