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According to The Los Angeles Times trendy fads look cool but sometimes clash with what’s healthy. That’s what eye doctors have been saying about nonprescription “circle lenses” that create a big-eye look made popular by Lady Gaga and Japanese anime characters.

This Chicago Tribune story explains why doctors aren’t crazy about this new contact lens fad that kids can easily buy online. It says:

Drawing of a womans eye“Often sold as one-size-fits-all, with no exam or prescription required, circle lenses are contacts with a tinted outer ring overlapping the white of the eye, making the iris, or colored part of the eye, appear bigger. They come in a variety of colors and usually cost $20 to $30 a pair.”

So what’s the problem? This article points out some unpleasantness that can ensue.

Gees, makes ordinary eyeglasses seem not so bad after all.

// Patients concerned with the aesthetic look of their eyes should also keep under consideration what it takes to make the eyes look youthful. Dr. O’Toole educates his patients and helps them to understand that loose and lax skin on the eyelid and beneath the eye will often make a patient look older than their stated age. Dr. O’Toole recommends an upper and lower blepharoplasty as an excellent option for treating what can appear to be tired looking eyes. Recovery is relatively short and most patients say that there is little to no pain involved.


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