A few weeks ago, the press reported that Circle Lenses were becoming increasingly popular in the USA due to celebrities like Lady Gaga, and naturally questionedjust how safe these lenses are to use.
According to the New York times, it is currently illegal to sell contact lenses without a prescription in the United States (I believe this is not the case in the UK because I have found British sites selling fashion contact lenses).
US doctors have warned users that they are risking eye problems because most circle lenses are imported from Asia and aren’t FDA approved.
Circle lenses are already extremely popular in Asia, and the result is larger looking eyes, similar to a manga cartoon with huge, dilated pupils.
Model Tsubasa Masuwaka using Circle Lenses and wearing Dollywink Lashes:
I found these reports interesting because I’ve always wanted to try circle lenses but as I’ve already got sensitive eyes, the last thing I would ever do is risk my eye health for the sake of wearing contacts.
I am also worried about looking a bit – how do I put this politely – well, stoned?!
Circle lenses seem so common these days – some YouTube Gurus I watch are never without them and I do wonder how healthy it can be to wear contact lenses (especially when it’s not for the sake of vision) every single day. A piece of plastic on top of your eyeball all the time, can’t be that great, surely?
I do have a pair waiting for me to try and when I pluck up the courage I may give it a go but I need to educate myself in the correct maintenance and cleansing procedure first. I’m also scared of not knowing how to take it out…eek.