Lady Gaga’s wider-than-life eyes were most likely generated by a computer, but teenagers and young women nationwide have been copying them with special contact lenses imported from Asia. Known as circle lenses, these are colored contacts — sometimes in weird shades like violet and pink — that make the eyes appear larger because they cover not just the iris, as normal lenses do, but also part of the whites.
Weird, yes. But dangerous too. Apparently the circle lenses that are all the rage are not being sold legally in the United States, where selling any type of contact lens without a prescription is illegal. But for $30 a pop, you can find the lenses all over the web.
Naturally, the FDA is not pleased. They warn of serious damage, even blindness, from wearing contact lenses that aren’t properly fitted and prescribed by a doctor.
We all love Gaga((but me -_-)). And we all have fantasies of having a lifestyle that allows us to dress up like her, hats and shoes included. But illegal and hazardous contact lenses? We have a feeling even Gaga wouldn’t want us to do that. We’re marking this trend as bizarre, dangerous, and all out creepy.