Why are circle contact lenses otherwise known as big eye contacts so popular? Are they safe to wear as they are not FDA-approved?
Colored contacts that make your eyes look literally larger than life are highly popular with young people right now. The lenses themselves are actually no bigger than a normal colored contact lens, but they concentrate the color on the outer rim of the lens, thereby creating the illusion of a larger eye.
Big eye contacts are known as circle contact lenses and they are hot property in the US, having first gained popularity in Korea, where they were invented.
Lady Gaga's video for her song Bad Romance prompted this new cosmetic fashion contact lenses trend in the West, although her "big eyes" were actually computer generated.
Circle Contact Lenses
Circle contact lenses do have a pretty dramatic effect, as the above picture shows. They create a highly desirable Barbie Doll look which Asian girls seem to love. Not so, however, the FDA, as most of these circle lenses are sold at VERY cheap prices and these cheap colored contacts are simply not considered safe by the FDA.
Of course, that does not stop hundreds of mainly Asian websites offering circle contact lenses for sale online. They are available in both prescription and non prescription (zero power or PLANO) form and one of the most popular brands is called Geo.
If you are tempted to buy cheap circle contacts online, please consider the risk factors first and if you really want to ENHANCE your eye color, simply try changing your eye colour first, using one of the many FULLY APPROVED disposable colored contact lenses available on the market. These lenses are technologically advanced and allow your eyes to BREATHE, so are super comfortable to wear too.
Geo medical in Korea manufacture Geo contacts. They are approved by the Korean Food and Drug Administration, but standards are different from the West, so while reports claim that over a million Asian women have purchased these big eye contact lenses, you should only consider buying cheap contacts with extreme caution and remember that they are NOT considered safe either in the USA or Europe.
Above all be sure to NEVER share lenses with friends, just because you all want to try the look - it's a surefire way to get a serious eye infection!