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Open Wide! Contact Lenses Get the Anime Treatment

Even if you went to Comic Con and have a lifetime obsession with J-Pop, you'll probably still do a double-take at these contact lenses.

These "extra-wide" versions mimic the large-eyed look of anime heroines such as Sailor Moon, and they're becoming a trend in parts of Asia. A Korean company, DueBa, manufactures many of them, which sell for about $50 per pair.

Is offering a temporary, non-invasive way to achieve an unrealistic beauty ideal a good thing or a bad thing? Tell me what you think in the comments.

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anncool60 anncool60 5 years
i'm in love in with anime so i would totaly buy them.hey it's a good way to freak out that annoying sis
wazzu wazzu 7 years
There is a hereditary disease that makes people have eyes like that, the CAPTAIN of Captain and Tineal, (ok I can't spell her name) wore sunglasses to hide his. I think it is a great look, and maybe it will help those who used to be ashamed, feel better. I think it's cute and a girl and a mysterious look on a guy, better than those vampire eyes!
wazzu wazzu 7 years
There is a hereditary disease that makes people have eyes like that, the CAPTAIN of Captain and Tineal, (ok I can't spell her name) wore sunglasses to hide his. I think it is a great look, and maybe it will help those who used to be ashamed, feel better. I think it's cute and a girl and a mysterious look on a guy, better than those vampire eyes!
MzKita MzKita 7 years
I think these would be fun on occasion (such as nights out and clubbing) but not for everyday use and the price is lil steep.
spirited786 spirited786 7 years
Why not? We already have fake hair, bust enhancing bras, fake nails, lip-plumping gloss, fake tans, high heels to make our calves look nicer, and a whole industry of slimming underwear...if we're obsessed with modifying everything else about our bodies, than why is this so freakish and odd?
gangofcentaurs gangofcentaurs 8 years
Probably less weird than fake boobs. No more weird than hair extensions. Kind of cute!
hollitosway hollitosway 8 years
I'd try these for sure. However, since I've never had a need for contacts, when I tried out colored lenses for fun, I couldn't handle them and spent the night blinking and wiping tears from my eyes.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I like them and would be willing to try them. However, even with cosmetic contact lenses, you should always have your eye doctor fit them. It is very unsafe to buy contact lenses, even non-prescription ones, without seeing an eye doctor.If these are available in the U.S. and for light eyes, though, I want some. (I looked up the Acuvue ones they seem to be just for dark eyes. Does anyone know if that is the case?)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I like them and would be willing to try them. However, even with cosmetic contact lenses, you should always have your eye doctor fit them. It is very unsafe to buy contact lenses, even non-prescription ones, without seeing an eye doctor. If these are available in the U.S. and for light eyes, though, I want some. (I looked up the Acuvue ones they seem to be just for dark eyes. Does anyone know if that is the case?)
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
kind of emo, in a weird way. I'm lucky to have pretty big eyes already, if I used these, I'd be a freak!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No, thanks. I already look like an anime girl. My husband was a big anime fan, and thinks I'm the woman of his dreams. :)
sudenmorsian sudenmorsian 8 years
I would like those. I'm already a bit doll-like as I'm small plus I think they aren't that freaky anyway. People might probably look twice but that's all.
flowergirl flowergirl 8 years
Interesting... I guess it's better that this is a non-invasive (or at least, non-surgical) method of meeting these beauty standards than invasive/surgical.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
they are freaky, I don't think people should be cartoons.
lady_jade lady_jade 8 years
I might give it a whirl for a party or something, I'm on the fence.a little off topic but.... Anyone else see the other posts on the site selling these? LMAO about the "Crystal Collagen Breast Mask $4.50 a pair!" also the slimming wrap looks like good old saran wrap to me. i need some sleep. i'm completely off topic. sorry ladies!
lady_jade lady_jade 8 years
I might give it a whirl for a party or something, I'm on the fence. a little off topic but.... Anyone else see the other posts on the site selling these? LMAO about the "Crystal Collagen Breast Mask $4.50 a pair!" also the slimming wrap looks like good old saran wrap to me. i need some sleep. i'm completely off topic. sorry ladies!
mckena mckena 8 years
i'd so do it if i didn't have a prescription and they were cheap.
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 8 years
i LOOVE this look! adorable! i would never pay that much, plus i have big eyes naturally, but i think it's adorable!
lindac lindac 8 years
I think they're cool but then I like theatrical contact lenses in general. http://www.insanelenses.com/home.php?cat=20 (shrug) It's fun and like make up as far as I'm concerned. I'd love to get a pair of these when they're available.
LisaKate LisaKate 8 years
these are cute but the model has naturally large eyes anyways...i have small eyes so i dont really think it will look that different
RussianMeghan RussianMeghan 8 years
Wow! I definitely need to get a pair.
fashionaddict-x3 fashionaddict-x3 8 years
for some weird reason, i think these are really cute:] if done in the right way with a natural eye color, i would so wear them! Not everyday of course, but like for fun.
fashionaddict-x3 fashionaddict-x3 8 years
for some weird reason, i think these are really cute:] if done in the right way with a natural eye color, i would so wear them! Not everyday of course, but like for fun.
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