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orbitz
07-05-2010, 12:59 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/fashion/04lenses.html?_r=1&hpw

Lady Gaga's anime eyes in Bad Romance video are causing a popularity in contacts imported from Asia that make eyes appear larger.

From reading this article, it seems like this fad's popularity is mostly among Asian girls for now.

BigB08822
07-05-2010, 12:59 AM
Silly me, I thought that was some kind of special effects done on the computer or something.

LilJen
07-05-2010, 02:45 AM
Bizarre. I predict a lot of eye infections!

michiruwater
07-05-2010, 04:38 AM
Why would these contacts be any worse than regular ones?

orbitz
07-05-2010, 04:55 AM
In the U.S. you can only get contacts from your eyes doctor. These "beauty" contacts can be ordered from the internet and worn by anyone without any pre eyes examinations. Your eye sights are too important to be taking chances like this, I think. The first question is who control the qualities of these contacts? If some manufacturer produces a cheaper version, don't you think more people will then buy the cheaper version without thinking the harms they might do?

Gazpacho
07-05-2010, 05:20 AM
In the U.S. you can only get contacts from your eyes doctor. In the US, you can get contacts only with a prescription from an eye doctor. But you can get them online as long as you fax them a copy of the prescription.

Prancer
07-05-2010, 05:24 AM
I've always wanted a few pairs of these: http://bchieap.com/wild-eyes-contact-lenses.html

But they're too expensive for just an occasional prank.

The bigger eye thing? Meh. And no way would I use contacts I wasn't sure of.

altai_rose
07-05-2010, 06:38 AM
With such demand, I wonder why there aren't any US manufacturers selling approved versions of these.

BigB08822
07-05-2010, 07:42 AM
You can get contacts elsewhere and without a prescription, they just wont have a prescription in them so if you require contacts you would either be blind or have to wear glasses with them. I see them around a lot more during Halloween as people buy colored ones. I have seen them the most at the local wig shops, just don't ask why I have been in those shops, haha.

bobalina77
07-05-2010, 07:53 PM
They look creepy. Not sure why someone would want cartoon looking eyes..

manleywoman
07-05-2010, 08:04 PM
I watched the video twice and don't remember her eyes being larger at all.

manleywoman
07-05-2010, 08:05 PM
With such demand, I wonder why there aren't any US manufacturers selling approved versions of these.

Good question.

Gazpacho
07-05-2010, 11:03 PM
With such demand, I wonder why there aren't any US manufacturers selling approved versions of these.It's probably a matter of time, or maybe they figure it's not worth it if it's a fad that will be gone by next month. I imagine it takes quite an approval process to be able to sell contacts in the US, even non-prescription ones. But there are places in Canada selling them that also ship to the US.

CynicElle
07-06-2010, 02:18 PM
I saw a YouTube video of some woman wearing Twilight-inspired red contact lenses. :yikes:

PDilemma
07-06-2010, 04:26 PM
I read that since the lenses are larger, they can block too much oxygen which in the long term can damage the eye. And the article I read also indicated some kids are ordering them with random prescriptions. Prescriptions are not the only issue, contacts need to be properly fitted.

I'm sure my cousin's daughter will have these soon. While her parents are busy spouting xenophobic crap about immigrants, their 15 year old daughter is in her room pretending to be Japanese. I find the whole thing rather ironic.