Do you remember the good old days when we could purchase color contact lenses for astigmatism right here in the United States? Unfortunately those days are gone. However, luckily we now live in a world that gives us access to the entire world!
The largest market for contact lenses in the world – including for color contact lenses for astigmatism – is in Asia. In the past I have written about several websites based in Asia where you can purchase color contact lenses for astigmatism. You can read them here:
- Color Contact Lenses For Astigmatism – They Do Exist!
But in this article, I want to write about a website based out of Poland that offers an attractive alternative to all the Asian websites. This website is called Optyk Rozmus.
Optyk Rozmus started from humble beginnings in a town called Pszczyna (known as Pless in English), Poland in 2006. Originally an optical store, they soon expanded by opening an ophthalmology clinic, as well as being heavily involved in their local community.
From a small town in Poland, they have now expanded their reach across the world by selling all types of contact lenses on their website, yes, including color contact lenses for astigmatism!
Optyk Rozmus’ Color Contact Lenses For Astigmatism
Optyk Rozmus’s line of color contact lenses for astigmatism is called Soleko Queens Solitaire.
Soleko Queens Solitaire Toric Color Contact Lenses are available in 8 different colors.
They are: Aqua, Jade, Light Blue, Light Green, Pearl, Spice, Violet, Yellow
Soleko Queens Solitaire Aqua Toric Contact Lenses
Soleko Queens Solitaire Jade Toric Contact Lenses
Soleko Queens Solitaire Light Blue Toric Contact Lenses
Soleko Queens Solitaire Light Green Toric Contact Lenses
Soleko Queens Solitaire Pearl Toric Contact Lenses
Soleko Queens Solitaire Spice Toric Contact Lenses
Soleko Queens Solitaire Violet Toric Contact Lenses
Soleko Queens Solitaire Yellow Toric Contact Lenses
Material: Ocufilcon A
Modality: Quarterly (replace every 3 months)
Base curve: 8.6
Power (Sphere) range: -12.00 to +15.00
Power (Cylinder): -0.75, -1.25, -2.00, -2.75, -3.50
Axis: 5 to 180 in 5 degree steps
Water content: 43%
UV protection: NO
Extended wear: NO
The price of Soleko Queen Solitaire Toric Color Contacts are $32.99 / lens (not per pair). This puts the cost of a pair (2 lenses) at $65.98.
Keep in mind that these lenses are a quarterly contact lens, this means that you’ll need 4 pairs to make it through a year. This makes the cost of a year supply $263.92 / year.
How does this price compare to other color contact lenses for astigmatism? It’s compare to brands liks Solortica and Desio, but considerably more expensive than Pinky Paradise and Queen Contacts.
Here are the prices of some other brands of toric color contacts:
Solotica from ParanaLentes: $285.66 / year
Desio: $360.88 / year
Pinky Paradise: $49.90 / year
Queen Contacts: $59.90 / year
Optyk Rozmus ships their contact lenses worldwide except for South Korea.
Due to regulations in the United States regarding purchasing contact lenses online, Optyk Rozmus will verify your prescription for validity before they ship your order
Shipping to the USA is not free from Optyk Rozmus, but the costs are very reasonable considering they are coming from across the world.
You have 2 shipping options. They are:
They offer 4 options to verify your prescription, although only 3 of them will only ever apply to US customers.
1. Provide the information of your optician/optometrist
2. Upload a copy of your prescription
3. Email a copy of your prescription
Here’s how it looks on the website:
Negative About Soleko Queens Solitaire Toric Color Contact Lenses
One drawback about these toric contact lenses is that the colors are not very dark and are better suited for people with light eyes.
If you have very dark brown eyes you can still wear these but be prepared for your natural eye color to show through the contact lenses a little bit, especially upon close inspection.
There’s another drawback, which actually applies to all color contact lenses for astigmatism purchased over the internet, and that’s that you can’t try them on before you buy them. With most clear contact lenses, when you get a fitting from your eye doctor, he/she lets you try them before you purchase them. This makes sense because contact lenses don’t always fit 100% as predicted. If you order Soleko Queens Solitaire Toric Color Contact Lenses from Optyk Rozmus, you should do so with the understanding that they might be right for you.
Another thing about this website is that there are not a lot of customer reviews on it, particularly for their toric color contact lenses.
How To Be Successful With Soleko Queens Solitaire Toric Color Contact Lenses
The best way to ensure success with these lenses is to talk to your eye doctor about them beforehand. He/she can then look at the Soleko Queens Solitaire’s parameters and make an informed decision about whether or not they are likely to fit well on your eyes.
It’s also important to visit your eye doctor once you’ve gotten your hand on these lenses so that he/she can evaluate the fit of the lenses on your eyes before you start wearing. If your eye doctor gives you the ‘all clear’, then congratulations! You’ve successfully found color contact lenses for astigmatism!
Keep in mind that I have not tried these lenses, however, out of all the websites that sell color contact lenses for astigmatism online, this one strikes me as one of the more reliable and reputable ones. On their website they actually list the names and addresses of all of their store’s physical locations.
Another reassuring factor is that their site is written in very good English. Other overseas websites like ParanaLentes are written in very broken sounding English which is not reassuring if you ever need to contact them to receive support.
If I were forced to pick an overseas vendor to order color contacts for astigmatism, I would probably either choose this one or Desio, although I would still have my reservations about any overseas vendors.