Style & Beauty

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.