Circle Lenses Considered Bad for Eyes

The Los Angeles Times (1/19, Forgione) “Booster Shots” blog reported that eye “doctors aren’t crazy” about nonprescription “circle lenses,” contacts “that create a big-eye look made popular by Lady Gaga and Japanese anime characters.” The blog entry referred to an article in the Chicago Tribune (1/13, Stein) that explained that the lenses may cause allergic reactions that could lead to serious eye damage. Because the contact lenses are one-size-fits-all, they might not fit properly and could limit the amount of oxygen available to the eye. Some online sites selling the lenses do not provide instructions for using and caring for the lenses, which could result in the buyer ending up with an eye infection.