A great update of contact lens cases to actually make them useful with a built in date reminder and travel mirror. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 24, 2012.
About this project
Thanks for checking out our project!
We are passionate about designing and making products that challenge and improve on everyday objects that we take for granted. There's nothing better than taking a problem and solving it by optimising an everyday item.
Why redesign the contacts lens case?
As anyone who wears disposable contact lenses (weekly, 2 weeks or 1 month) will know that a big problem is remembering when to change the lenses. The cue to change is often when they get painful! Clearly not ideal when the health of your eyes is at stake.
With this in mind, we did a survey to confirm our thoughts. We asked what the biggest problems were for lens wearers :
- When do I change my lenses?
- I need a mirror to put them in and don't always have one if travelling.
So we thought we'd solve those 2 problems in 1 go, and provide a 21st Century take on the contact lens case!
Features of the Lens Date Case
- A reminder of when to change your lenses where it matters most: on the case. With a simple 2 wheel movement that sets either the date you started wearing them or when to change them: outer ring goes clockwise to set the day and inner ring anticlockwise to set the month.
- A handy travel mirror is incorporated below the left hand lid, and flips up revealing the date recorder.
- Premium Quality and Design: The case is ergonomic, of high quality, with a premium feel and great finish. All designed and manufactured locally in the USA.
For this first collection, we asked a few select people what 2 colours they would opt for: green and pink was the answer. As part of this process we will give backers the vote on 1 new colour in the project survey, once fund raising has been completed.
How you can help?
Your pledge will help towards taking this idea from a working prototype with a small first manufacturing production run, to a second larger scale manufacturing run.
We're very excited about producing these cases and having people use them. Designing products that people love to use is our passion.
Additional thanks to Kickstarter and everyone who made this possible, would not have happened without their (often patient and always understanding) support.
We use PP(Polypropylene) which is commonly used for medical plastic items and many other contact lens cases. One of the reasons for use is its heat resistant property and the particular PP used in our product has heat rating above boiling point of water and it's UL listed material, so it is safe.
Many different contradicting advice on this topic. Some people say soapy water and a tooth brush, others suggest boiling, or just using a new case.
To solve this question, we have used PP(Polypropylene) which is commonly used for medical plastic items and many other contact lens cases. The key reason for us to use it is its heat resistant property and the particular PP used in our product has heat rating above boiling point of water and it's UL listed material, so it is safe.
Therefore, you can boil our product and did not see any warping, etc... The left lid which contains the mechanism should not be submerged in water but this is included in the instruction.
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you! It all helps and we will be $1 closer to bringing this product to market. Good karma.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
1 case for you or a loved one as a thank you for supporting us, and cheaper than the $12 RRP. Colour of your choice (pink or green or the new colour all backers will vote for in the post closing survey).
US shipping included; Add $5 for international orders. As an initial backer, you're really making this happen, so thank you!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
2 cases for you or friend/ loved one, great karma, a virtual high 5, and of course cheaper than the $12 per case RRP. Colour of your choice (pink or green or the new colour all backers will vote for in the post closing survey).
US shipping included; Add $5 for international orders.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
25 backers Limited (5 left of 30)
4 cases, colour of your choice (pink or green or the new colour all backers will vote for in the post closing survey) and a special thank you on our website with link back, all for being a good person and making this project happen
US shipping included. Please add $10 for international orders.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
100 cases - so that basically makes you a wholesaler or someone who's recently moved on from stamp collecting and finding his kicks elsewhere. Fair play. Colours of your choice, special thank you on our website with link back. (Shipping included)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)