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Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

 

Anyone who's seen Japanese comics, cartoon videos, anime art or - Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" video - will instantly be struck by the uncommon look of the girls - big eyes that, by making the rest of the face look small, add the cuteness and sex appeal prized by many Japanese men. Since no amount of cosmetic surgery will make actual human eyes larger, some girls are trying another way to up their cute quotient: extra-wide contact lenses!

These are no ordinary contacts - they're not only tinted, but tinted prominently in the extra-wide outer ring. The result is the appearance of a bigger, wider iris.

To quote the sales copy, "Wanna get big, watery shiny eyes without any surgery? CRAVE AND ENVY NO MORE!"

The extra-wide contact lenses are made by a variety of companies including Geo and Dueba, and cost in the $30-$50 per pair range. It seems they're not just cosmetic - send in your prescription and the lenses will be made to order.

 


This lens site has a great collection of crazy contact lenses for you to check out, including some anime contact lenses in their Anime and Fantasy section. As well, the site featuring Big Circle contact lenses sells a few other beauty aids including a painful-sounding "nose clipper" that demands a posting of its own - keep a big, watery, shiny eye on this blog!
 

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Steve Levenstein
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Comments
Aug 9, 2008
by Anonymous

halaluyaaa

bunu alanin beynini kemireyim ... bu ne ya

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Too weird...

That looks scary. Anime eyes should just stay within anime.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

jjj

I see those eyes when I'm at an after-hour E bar. Don't need contacts !!

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Engrish

I wished you was here with me.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Hot

I'd hit that.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

re: jjj

an 'after hour e bar?'... really?...

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

.....

ok this just seems flat out stupid only someone severly desperate, lonely or just flat out creepy would get these

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Re:.....

Wow, overly-judgmental much? They're no different than any other custom contacts.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Yeah, but...

...custom contacts in general are stupid. These, doubly so.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Looks like she has Grave's

Looks like she has Grave's disease!

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

I just wanted to say

That's so hot!

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Why not?

Being Asian myself, there are many iris-enlarging contacts on sale throughout Japan, Taiwan, China. Even though the ones posted here have tints, there are many more subtle (dark brown, some almost black) iris-widening lenses that enchance the aesthetics of the face. Widening the iris makes you look cuter, more focused and of course- in the eye of the beholder, more attractive. It's a matter of culture and I don't see this as such a bad thing. I mean, its less perminent than tattoo's, piercings, plastic surgery. So, why not?

-hku

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Re: Grave's disease

That got my LOL!

...although not to insinuate the disease is amusing...(note for the bleeding-heart crusading posters out there).

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

wat

hi /a/

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

The shape of her face and

the contacts... she looks like an alien.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Because it's f**cking stupid

Because it's f**cking stupid like the rest of it, maybe?

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

'sup /b/

You know you're already looking at her and thinking "SURPRIZE BUTTSECKS."

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Just what I wanted!

"Wanna get big, watery shiny eyes without any surgery? CRAVE AND ENVY NO MORE!"

Haha! Big, watery eyes...sign me up!

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

rip-off

30-50 dollars a pair?? You're getting ripped off if you pay that amount. They sell for only about $15 a pair in Asia :P

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Anthony

Oh boy, give a few months and I'll see all them ugly anime-obsessed chicks wearing these too (along with the bunny ears they already have)...

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Gay.

Gay.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

No top lip

Where is her top lip?

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

You guys must be homosexual...

Everyone that thinks those are dumb must be homosexual... these are hot... seriously.

Grow a pair gentlemen...

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Side effects...

...may include blindness.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

f

these look stupid IRL

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

I grew goosebumps when I saw

I grew goosebumps when I saw that.
Gross as hell.

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

Ugh

That's disgusting

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

National Geographic

Positively Biafran

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

/a/

Go back to 4ailchan.

Aug 11, 2008
by Anonymous

photoshoppped

photoshoppped