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    Tue, 06 Jul 2010 07:47:29

    Lady Gaga Contact Lens Fad Might be Dangerous - 
Buyer (and fashion copycat) beware

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    There is absolutely no denying that Lady Gaga is a trendsetter, a fashion icon and iconoclast at once. Not everyone can make telephone hats or hair bows look cool, but Gaga does such. But one of the pop star's trends might be dangerous for those who try to emulate it. Gaga boasts computer-enhanced, anime-style, bottle cap-sized eyes in the video for her smash hit, "Bad Romance." People who want to copy the look, via colored contacts imported from Asia dubbed "circle lenses," which cover the whole iris and parts of the whites of the eye, which result in a larger-looking eye, may be doing themselves more harm than good. My grandmother always used to say "Beauty Must Suffer," but in this case, it's just not worth it, since these lenses can deprive the eyeball of oxygen. I've been wearing contacts since 1997 and every time I accidentally fall asleep with them in my eyes, which deprives them of oxygen, it's miserable and hateful, so I don't suggest depriving your peepers of oxygen ever.

    A piece that ran in The New York Times style section reported that teens are collecting this lenses in all different hues as fashion accessories, photo enhancers and as vision correctors. An FDA spokesperson warned against wearing contacts without a prescription and that these lenses can even cause blindness. So don't fuck around with your eyes in order to copy Lady Gaga.

    What do you think of this trend? Should Gaga speak out and tell her fans to stop trying to copy her when it could hurt them? I would think so, since less fans means less record sales and less people attending your concerts, buying tickets and merch! This is one fashion sacrifice that just isn't worth it, kids.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.06.10




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