“ Type: Lens Case „
I have worn contact lenses for many years now and tend to just use the contact lens cases that are supplied with my lenses every six months, however I recently read some reviews about the Endangered Species Soft Contact Lens Case, I have to admit I was drawn in by the cute pictures on the front of the cases, but also it was ideal for keeping in my hand bag if I am going out for the day, I do like to take a case with me just in case, but am always a bit worried about taking the case I am using at home in case I loose it and leave myself with nothing to store my lenses in. After reading about the case this one was perfect for what I was looking for, also for every contact lens storage case that is purchased 10p is contributed to the Born Free Foundation.
The Endangered Species Contact Lens Case I chose was the Lion design. The case itself is an oval shape and brown in colour, it is just slightly bigger than the regular side by side contact lens case you get from the opticians. The lid is covered in a very cute picture of a lions head, I was quite impressed with the detail of the picture, whilst they looked good online I did wonder what the quality of them would be like when the case arrived, however I was pleased to see that the picture of a lion that I chose was clear, bright and detailed. The lid lifts up on a small hinge to reveal 2 round contact lens storage compartments inside with individual screw lids, these sit side by side inside the case and are slightly bigger than the contact lens itself giving the lens plenty of room without being crushed or damaged when the lid is screwed in place, these inner cases are clearly marked so that you know which is for the right lens and which is for the left lens. It is recommended that contact lens cases are changed on a regular basis, my optician recommends that I change mine once a month when I change my lenses, with the Endangered Species Soft Contact Lens Case this is made easy, the inner cases are replaceable. What I also like about this contact lens case is that inside the lid is a small mirror to help with taking your lenses in and out, this is very useful if you need to remove your lenses or put them in whilst travelling or away from the house, I have used this on several occasions when on holiday as I never wear lenses when swimming, however if we then do something after swimming I like to wear my lenses so having the case with the mirror is extremely useful.
The bottom of the case is flat and is guaranteed leak proof, this I wasn't too sure about when I first brought the case as I have had some cases in the past which do leak all of the solution out of them, however after I tried the case of several occasions, taking it out with me in my handbag with solution in it I was pleased to see that it did not leak at all, the solution stayed in place inside the two inner cases. The case also has a name and address label on the back of it, personally I have not used this but I guess it could come in handy for some occasions.
All of the Endangered Species Contact Lens Cases come with a picture of a wild animal on it, there are 12 designs in totally including
* Seal Otters
* Polar Bear
As I have said I chose the lion case, however I did find it hard to choose as all of them are extremely cute. These contact lens cases would make an ideal gift for any contact lens wearer who loves animals, there is a wide range of animals to choose from so it is likely there is a design to suit most people, personally I would have been happy with any of the designs.
I brought my contact lens case online from contactlenses.co.uk, they sold all of the designs which are available and at a reasonably prices, the case cost just £5.00, although this is a little more expensive than the plain ones you can buy, this one is in my opinion of a slightly better quality and is also a bit different to the regular cases you get from the opticians, also the outer case can be used over and over, all you need to replace is the inner cases which actually hold the lenses. The inner cases are also reasonably priced at £1.25, if you replace the cases once a month as I do that's not a massive amount to pay out each time, I tend to buy a few months supply at a time so that I do not have to keep buying every month, however I do make the inner cases last a little longer as I do not use the case every day of the week.
I would definitely recommend the Endangered Species Soft Contact Lens case, it is hardwearing and tough meaning it can withstand being thrown in the bottom of a handbag and still look in perfect condition. It is the ideal case to take out and about with you as it has non leak inner cases and a small mirror in the lid of the case to help with putting lenses in and removing them. The case is reasonably priced with extremely cheap replaceable inner cases. I will certainly continue to use this case as it is so useful when I am either going on holiday or going out for the day, I know that I have something that will keep my lenses safe inside my handbag without having to worry about the cases leaking and the lenses drying out. This is the perfect case for any contact lens wearer and has the added advantage of a cute animal picture on the front.
A case for a case? Pretty good idea! That's exactly what this is - an attractive looking case to put your contact lens case in, mainly for transport purposes, and this is quite a solid product. The idea is that you slot your contact lens case inside this and it holds it snug.
So initially I thought what a waste of time and money, and seemingly pointless idea. Surely a contact lens case is enough protection? Then I thought of the few times that there has been a little seepage from the case, and also potentially getting it dirty or damaged. I'm probably not as careful with my contact lenses as I should be at times, and so I decided to look at the merits of the case, not whether it was pointless or not.
The idea is that your lens case sits inside it very snugly, with the lids peeping over the top. This means that you don't actually have to take it out of the case to open them and put your lenses in. They've obviously thought of the practicality side of things here. The second thing worth mentioning is what else it offers. On the inside of the lid there's a small mirror. Now, the thing about putting your lenses in, especially when you first start wearing them, is knowing whether you're actually aiming at your eye properly or not, or whether your eyelashes are going to get in the way. It's been a long time since I relied on a mirror for putting my lenses in, having got used to it through constant repetition, but every now and then I find it helps, and having a mirror does mean that if it's awkward putting them in, you can check you're doing it right.
Also inside is a few lines of paper, so you can write your name and address in case you lose them. Of course, it's up to you whether or not you really want to put lenses in if you've lost them - after all, you never know who may have found them and what they might have done. However, I suppose this is the difference between weekly, monthly and permanent lenses, whether or not the cost of losing them is too great for you to swallow by buying new ones or reducing your supply having lost them.
Either way, it's a clever way of storing your lenses, and the case closes quite firmly together. It feels solid and secure, and as I need to transport my lenses quite a bit I find a bit of reassurance knowing that there's a solid case surrounding my lenses and keeping everything where it should be. There are also a number of different designs to choose from for the case. The one shown here is a panda, but there are various endangered animals to have as fronts, and this is also part of the appeal. The photos are glossy and good quality, and I find that they image doesn't fade or scrape off quickly, showing that they've obviously focused on quality as much as the message about endangered animals and supporting the prolonging of their existence.
The case sells for around the £5 mark, and 10p of each sale goes to charity. The price falls in line with most contact lens cases, so this is to be expected - I would have thought more would go to the charity though seeing as this is the focus of the design.
I recommend this, especially if you're in the category of people who really take care over their lenses. I wear weekly or monthly lenses as a general rule, and so I'm not usually that bothered about losing or protecting them - perhaps I should be. If you wear permanent lenses though, I'd say this is a really good way of adding that extra little bit of protection. Recommended.
Not only does the case look really cool, but for every purchase made, 10p is donated to the Born Free Foundation. I bought the case as a present for my friend and then got jealous of the purchase that I bought one for myself too! I bought an elephant for my friend as her nick name is Kellyphant... childish I know! I bought the leopard one for myself and although prefer the design of this one, they are both really good quality.
*Price and availability*
The cases cost £5.00 and are available online or at some opticians.
The case is available in a quite a few different designs. Such as wolf, elephant, whale, otter and polar bear. There are a few other designs so if your favourite endangered animal is not listed here then don't fear. If you visit contactlenses.co.uk, there is an extensive list of what animals they do. I have bought two so far and both of the images on the cases are extremely good quality and of a very high standard.
The photograph of the leopard is my favourite and it is captured so well. It is rich in colours and detail.
Inside the case is a regular side by side contact lens case that you can take out and clean. After three months you will probably want to replace this bit anyway.
The dimensions of the case are a little bigger than a side by side case but still perfect size for throwing in your hand bag.
As you flip the case open there is a small mirror inside. I no longer need a mirror to put my lenses in or out but a mirror in a hand bag is always welcome and it is great that the case has one for those make up emergencies.
Underneath the case there is a small section where you can write your name and address. I wrote a few words for my friend here, just to remind her who bought it! Now every time she gets it out she is reminded of the wonderful present I bought her. Writing your name and address is a little unnecessary and a bit childish but it is not a problem as I have just left my gap blank.
The image on the case is in really good condition and has not scratched after all the times it has been thrown around. I like the fact that it is different and I have not seen other products like this on the market.
It is really good quality and looks great. I get people all the time asking where I bought it from! I begrudgingly tell them, as I quite like the novelty of it!
I think the mirror is a nice touch inside and makes the gift perfect for any new comer to the world of contact lenses that struggles to put them in without a mirror. It means that they always have one with them.
I'd recommend this product, it is fun and novel and the money goes to a good cause!
I was browsing contact lense providers online recently to see if I could get my lenses any cheaper, and came across this cute little case.
I love the convenience of my contact lenses but I hate messing about with them and cleaning them every night. I thought that this might just make the whole process a bit more fun! I order the sea otter design which is incredibly cute and always makes me smile when I use it!
I tend to use this case most of the time - one of the major advantages for me is that it holds my standard contact lense case from Optical Express that I get with my contact lenses. I had a bad habit of leaving these lying around as you get three months worth with each delivery, and it was getting a bit like a game of 'hunt the right contact lense case with your lenses in' most mornings! Now that i've got cute otters on the outer case, I know which one is the right one straight away!
The little mirror inside is fairly useful. I've not used it to put my lenses in yet but it is good for checking makeup during the day if I have my case in my bag. I think it may come into it's own as the summer progresses and we go camping, as it means I won't need to remember a mirror to deal with my lenses. There is also a name and address label underneath which I've filled in as I'd like the chance to get the case back even without the lenses!
The case also seems pretty durable, it's easy to spot in a washbag or bathroom when you're having trouble seeing (white contact lense case against white porcelain? never easy to spot!) and 10p from each sale goes to the Born Free Foundation.
I consider this purchase a success for all the reasons above and also because it makes me smile! I'm tempted by the Panda design as well, and if they ever do a penguin then I'm definately getting that one!
I received this contact lens case as a gift for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, it's a brill idea and a product that I had no idea even existed. Basically this is a storage case for your contact lens storage case, only it's more than that.
It's a lovely little thing, turning a standard contact lens side-by-side storage case into a thing of beauty. The basic case fits inside this Endangered Species case, it's a nice snug fit so you don't need to remove the inner case to take out and replace your lenses. One plain white side-by-side case is provided with the Endangered Species outer case and once that needs replacing you can either buy one from the manufacturer of the case or purchase any standard case from an opticians.
The case is available in a few different designs, I have the panda one (as I have a life-long love of pandas) but you can also choose from other excellent photographs of other endangered animals such as leopards, white tigers and rhinos (for those of you who are less into the 'cuddly' side of nature). The photograph on my case is clear, glossy and very attractive and I can't see why the others shouldn't be the same.
As you flip the case open there is a mirror inside, this is perfect if you need a hand in taking your lenses in and out but is also extremely useful for touching small areas of make-up up while you're out. It's not the largest mirror, just with the same dimensions really as the side-by-side case, so you won't use it as your main mirror, but any port in a storm sometimes when you're out and need to check that you look your best.
I absolutely love this contact lens storage case; it appeals to my quirky side thanks to the fact that I've never seen anyone else with a case that's anything like it. The very cute featured panda is a real talking point when people see the case either in my bathroom or if I happen to take it out with me for the mirror.
The underside of the case has a small section where you can write your name and address, I haven't filled this section in as personally I wouldn't want to put a pair of lost then found lenses into my eyes. I suppose if it was lost I'd like to get the case itself back, but I don't think that would be incentive enough to advertise my name and address to whoever picked it up!
The case costs £5 from www.contactlenses.co.uk with 10p from every case being donated to the Born Free Foundation. Even if you don't wear lenses yourself (or if you wouldn't use a case like this) then I can attest to the fact that it makes a great gift.