Public Service Announcement: Beware of “Circle Lens!”

Public Service Announcement: Beware of "Circle Lens!"A new breed of contact lenses that makes peepers look abnormally large a la the anime-inspired eyes. According to The New York Times, circle lenses are contacts made to cover not only your iris but part of the white part of your eyes to make them look big and doe-like. They come in both regular and unexpected colors, some with special designs on them. And they’re gaining popularity like you wouldn’t believe.

But there’s a snag: They’re not approved for the States, so teenagers and young girls are buying them in Asia and Canada from various websites. And some companies will even let you order your own prescription, which worries eye doctors, who are concerned that people will be wearing the wrong strength for their eyes. In fact, Karen Riley, a spokeswoman for the F.D.A., was quoted as saying “Consumers risk significant eye injuries—even blindness.”

Our conclusion: Until the United States approves them over here, we say forget it! Nothing is worth damaging your eyes or eyesight!

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