Friday, May 15, 2015

Lens review: T.TOP Fashion Gray (Sponsored)

This post will be about the T.TOP Fashion Gray, which were very kindly sponsored by Klenspop. Thank you! Remember to go visit their store at and check out their Facebook: Also for you Japanese people, there is Klenspop has circle lenses at affordable prices; especially in the brown and gray shades but they have plenty of other colors too. You can also buy make-up, lens cases and lens cleaners from them so make sure to check out the store. 

I found the T.TOP Fashion Gray really pretty, mostly because of their unique pattern and their subtle shade of gray. The bad thing is that I got big comfort issues but I think I was unlucky with this pair.

About the lenses, I was mesmerized by their design when I received them. I tried them on in the following days but I made sure to let them soak in lens solution for a full night before wearing them for the first time. I wore them to school and I immediately noticed that my vision was blurred. Reading was hard and straining, to the point that I wondered if the lenses were defective. The left lens was fine but the right one just blurred my vision, it was really uncomfortable.
I took off the lenses after two hours since there had been no improvement at all. I tried wearing them again on another day but the problem didn't disappear. All along I was really careful with storing and cleaning my lenses but it didn't help. After three times wearing the lenses, I contacted Klenspop to inform them that I suspected my right lens to be defective. The answer they gave me was unclear so I decided that I would do the review as fast as possible and take off the lenses straight after. I was worried about this but I didn't experience any pain or physical discomfort; only the annoying blur.

As usual the pictures are unedited so they show how the lenses look in real life.
Photographer: Shiro Samurai.

On my finger, "wrong" side up.
This one was taken with the flash.
Information about the lenses:
Diameter: 14.1 mm.
Base curve: 8.5.
Water content: 38%
Lifespan: 1 year. (I'd recommend you only wear them for maximum 6 months.)

First are some pics taken indoors in different lights. My photographer and I apologize for the gray-ish light but there is no helping it: the sky has been covered in a thick layer of clouds these past days, and it's seemingly going to last.

One lens in to show enlargement.
Natural room light (facing the window).
Flash photo.
Bathroom light.
Under white-ish light.
Yellow light.
Now, outdoors pictures.

Facing the little light there is.
Turning my back to the light.
Facing a corner. (still outdoors)
Facing the light again, but it was a bit brighter.
And some distance pics.

So what do you think about the Fashion gray? Do you prefer your circle lenses with a more natural pattern or with a fancy/fantasy pattern? Leave a comment to share your thoughts, and thank you for reading.
Once again, big thank you to Klenspop for sponsoring me.

In short: 

Color: 7/10
The color is subtle and doesn't always show much. Then again, my eyes are mostly gray so the lenses blend easily.
Design: 9/10
 I love the design. I wish it would go just a little bit farther toward the middle of the lens.
Opacity: 6/10
The beautiful limbal ring is very opaque but the gray color is sparse.
Enlargement: 6/10
Fair enlargement, and they won't come close to eating up your eyes.
Comfort: 3/10
I've had my vision really blurred to the point that it was difficult to read. I can't put a very accurate grade for comfort because the longest I could wear them was two hours... but as far as I could tell, they seem to dry out fast.
Naturalness: 6/10
These actually look fairly natural from a distance, but as soon as you take a closer look, the fancy pattern gives them away as circle lenses.


  1. It's too bad that these lenses were uncomfortable to you. :/ They do have a lens design that I've never seen before...
    Bad comfort on cool lenses is a bummer, definitely. *casts a sad glance at his Vassen Dori Green lenses*

    Regarding circle lens preferences I'm currently into vivid, big-ish and "artistically patterned" lenses. I really like the lenses to be noticeable from a distance and that they are colorful and give the whole anime look, you know. :)
    Then again, natural lenses are the better bet for school, casual town strolls etc and such so yeah, I should really try to buy more natural-looking pairs – especially now when I would need to correct my vision to read things a bit farther away *coughschoolproblemscough* ... But I always get distracted by all the awesome bright and unique lenses when I go lens shopping, ugh. Orz lol

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