This month’s niche of the month is 9 mm SFX , a custom contact lens company which specializes in theatrical and special effects contact lenses. Their contact lenses are responsible for a lot of the cool ocular special effects we see in many, many movies, commercials and music videos, and in fact 9 mm Special Effects is the worldwide leader in custom theatrical contact lenses. Enough of this boring talk! I know you want to see some pictures. Here are just a few of the lenses which I think we could use in our everyday lives.
Imagine it’s Friday and you want to leave the office early. Extra early. How about wearing the Ebola or Virus B or perhaps Jaundice lenses? I know if I’m your boss I’ll insist you go home immediately if you look like one of these!
You’re going to the prom and want to have something extra fancy for the evening. I’m sure your date would really be impressed if your eyes look like one of these! Or maybe you have a blind date you really want to impress. I’m sure if you show up wearing Jaws lenses he/she will never forget you!
A contact lens prescription is required if you’d like to order lenses from 9mm SFX. The prescription will give your base curve and diameter, so a contact lens prescription is needed for that purpose whether or not there is a vision correction prescription associated with the lenses. A few of the lenses are totally opaque, but those are noted as “No Vision” on the web page. These lenses currently range from about $150-450, and with proper care they can last for years. Why not grab some before that next class reunion?