07/05/2010 07:51 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Circle Lenses Popular, But Not Necessarily Safe

Lady Gaga's wider-than-life eyes were most likely generated by a computer, but teenagers and young women nationwide have been copying them with special contact lenses imported from Asia. Known as circle lenses, these are colored contacts -- sometimes in weird shades like violet and pink -- that make the eyes appear larger because they cover not just the iris, as normal lenses do, but also part of the whites.

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