Lady Gaga is a trend setter among teens and tweens, but health news is warning parents and kids that this is a dangerous trend that started in South Korea, and the price may be blindness.
Lady Gaga circle lenses are over-sized lenses that give the look of a doll or wide eyed. The circle lenses are very popular among kids these days, and they are easily available over the Internet for twenty or thirty dollars.
The circle lenses cover the iris and make the eye area look larger, and is available in a variety of colors making them fashionable for kids. Following what Lady Gaga does is fashionable in itself, but this time the price may be the child's eyes.
This video details the dangers, and also know that these lenses are illegal. Why? There are four reasons. The first is risk of infection. Proper care of eye lenses is crucial to eye health, and these lenses come from Asia, and are not prescribed by a doctor. Second, is blindness. Another is corneal ulcer and abrasion. The last problem is lack of oxygen to the eyeball. The eye is deprived of oxygen and will therefore die.
This is a fad being pushed on teenagers and tweens, and is readily available through the Internet and friends. If you've seen Japanese anime than you know the look kids are going for. This is dangerous and illegal. Talk to your children about these dangers.