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G&G GBT Sky:

Diameter: 14.0mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal

Hello everyone! from now on I will be sponsoring Pinkyparadises contact lenses, and just some days ago my first pair got home! Pinkyparadise has a huge variety of contact lenses, wigs and beauty products and since discovered pinkyparadise I buy all my lenses from them.

These are the second lenses I purchase for my Jack Frost cosplay, the first ones I got were the EOS Dolly Blue Circle Lenses but those came out too dark and unnatural for the cosplays I needed them for.

The package came arrived home in less than tree weeks, and compared from other pages I’ve ordered lenses from, these took less time to arrive.

The lenses glass bottles (as you can see in the first two pictures) came perfectly wrapped in foam next to the animal-shapped cases (god these are cute) and a hair velcro to hold my bangs back when I’m puting on the lenses which by the way is totally new for me but work perfectly!

The glass vials where the lenses come in are actually pretty easy to open, you just have to find the arrow and push the cap up so you can rip off the metal ring and then pull off the plastic cap.

Important note!!: do not wear your lenses after 8 hours of having them soaked in lenses solution after having them moved to your lens case!!!

  • Overall Rating

Design~ 5/5 

These lenses blends perfectly with my -greenish hazel eyes, because of the gradiend arround the pupil.

-Color~ 4/5 

Perfect for my Jack Frost cosplay! This brand has also different shades of blue in this lenses.

-Enlargement~ 5/5

These are slightly bigger than my iris, but that’s perfect for making my eyes look a bit bigger.

-Comfort~ 5/5

I’ve spent a whole day wearing these and I didn’t even feel them! 

-Naturalness~ 4/5

There is  big diference between these lenses color and my eyes color, but thanks to the gradient they look pretty natural.

Remember to click the images for a better view! 

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My World Through Different Lenses, by @connorfranta \ “Don’t simply accept the face value of things. Try a different angle, a fresh perspective, and you may be surprised at what you see.” [x] 

Understanding lenses – A Basic Introduction

{Above: Nikkor 50mm 1.8 Prime Lens by André Karwath}


A lens is like a camera’s eye; while the image making happens inside the camera body and on the film itself, the lens is what handles the light and determines the quality of the resulting image. You can’t really hope to take a picture without a lens, unless you build yourself a pinhole camera, maybe, which is why it is important to understand how they work.  


How does a lens work?

So in that spirit, let’s talk lenses. A lens is basically an assembly of different elements which help focus light onto the film and remove any aberrations. In a simple pinhole camera you can still make an exposure, but it will not be of high quality, appearing blurry and weird, and although this has its own quaint charm it is not always desired. Plus, you can’t increase the size of the hole and get a coherent image, and you have to wait a whole day to get any image with a small hole, so you see the problem. 

{Lens diagram by Dr. Bob}

In its simplest form a lens places a glass convex lens where the pinhole is, so the aperture can be opened wide to let more light in and make faster exposures, but the light can still be properly focused to get a sharp image. However, lens assemblies are more complex and have various other glass elements that help fine tune the quality of the image further.


The main factors that are used to define lenses are the focal length and aperture, which control the angle of view and amount of light respectively. Various lenses play with these two elements to make quality photographs for you.   

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Telescopic contact lenses and wink-control glasses

An estimated 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Age-related macular degeneration alone is the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the Western world. But this week at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, Eric Tremblay from EPFL in Switzerland unveils a new prototype of his telescopic contact lens—the first of its kind—giving hope for better, stronger vision. The optics specialist also debuts complementary smart glasses that recognize winks and ignore blinks, allowing wearers of the contact lenses to switch between normal and magnified vision.

The first iteration of the telescopic contact lens—which magnifies 2.8 times—was announced in 2013. Since then the scientists behind the DARPA-funded project have been fine-tuning the lens membranes and developing accessories to make the eyewear smarter and more comfortable for longer periods of time, and thus more usable in every day life.

[read more] [Photo Credit: Eric Tremblay and Joe Ford. Courtesy of EPFL]