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Contacts that make eyes appear larger

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by orbitz, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    Silly me, I thought that was some kind of special effects done on the computer or something.
  3. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Bizarre. I predict a lot of eye infections!
  4. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    Why would these contacts be any worse than regular ones?
  5. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    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?
  6. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Prancer

    Prancer Slave to none, master to all Staff Member

  8. altai_rose

    altai_rose Well-Known Member

    With such demand, I wonder why there aren't any US manufacturers selling approved versions of these.
  9. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

    They look creepy. Not sure why someone would want cartoon looking eyes..
  11. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

    I watched the video twice and don't remember her eyes being larger at all.
  12. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

    Good question.
  13. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

    I saw a YouTube video of some woman wearing Twilight-inspired red contact lenses. :yikes:
  15. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

  17. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

    Its the part where she is in the bathtub with the pink hair. Look at her eyes.
  18. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

  19. WindSpirit

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator

    Her eyes are on Yahoo's main page now. I don't see anything special about them except for the really wide portion of her lower eyelids with white marker. I hope it's just an optical illusion and the edges of her lower eyelids are not that wide. You could put a cup of coffee there.
  20. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

    Brrr... back at the end of 90s the contacts I used were reflecting the lights in the clubs. I looked like a freakin vampire with white eyes every time the ultra lights were on me. Can't count the amount of guys I scared with that. I ended up actually wearing glasses to the clubs so people will not freak out.

    And yes, beats me why would anyone want to stick anything into their eyes unless they had to.

    As far as the prescription goes, I've been buying my contacts without one for more than 10 years. In this country at least
  21. Indra486

    Indra486 Well-Known Member

    These are popular in Asia!
  22. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    Okay, honestly, looked at the NYT picture and wondered if my measurements for Accuvue would be accurate for a larger lens. Don't think I would want purple or pink, but silver-blue or superdark brown would be neat. And great for ballroom--my eyes always look too small from a distance.

    Real world "why they aren't here yet" (as ANY contact worn too long will damage your eye-that's why we don't wear them all day): Bet the FDA has not examined/approved any version yet. That takes FOREVER.
  23. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member