Circle lenses are gaining popularity in the US especially after a popular singer by the code name Lady Gaga was seen by her loyal fans in one of her music videos. Now there have been very many concerns among doctors around the world concerning the health effects that they have on the eyes. However their concerns have landed on deaf ears as people continue to purchase them without a thorough check up or even a doctor’s prescription. Due to their cheap nature of about 20 to 30 dollars and their facial enhancing effect, they have gained a soft spot among the teenager and young women who consider them trendy.
Effect on the health of the eye
Due to the poor dispensing mechanisms among the retailers, problems are likely to evolve in the long run. As a result of people wearing them without proper prescription, they may end up buying shapes and sizes that are not good for their eyes which in effect interfere with the cornea and the iris.
Lenses which are not correctly fit to your eyes consequently result in eye damage both in the short and long run. Additionally you may develop allergy to both corneal scarring and ulcers. It may also result in abnormal growth of corneal blood vessel which can threaten your eyesight. Lenses that are fit too tightly on your eyes deprive the eyes of adequate amounts of oxygen which in effect pay permanently impair your vision.
Retailers have sharply refuted the claim that you do not need to be fitted with the lenses by an eye specialist claiming that all you need is to secure the prescription information and then proceed to purchased them online. However you should be aware that some of them are in business and all that they are interested in is making money.
The bottom line is that prevention is better than cure. Have your eyes properly checked and fitted with circle lenses by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist so that you may avert complications in future.