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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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Comments
Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

Sammy Hagar

I hate you David Lee Roth.

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

With tenticles...

...this just fills my head with tear-filled possibilities.

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

Funch of bucking freaks.

Funch of bucking freaks.

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

lol

Now if only there was something guys could put on that would make them have demonic voices and huge tentacles...

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

I know a girl who photoshops

I know a girl who photoshops her eyes like that. This certain pic is photoshopped too, 120% sure!

The lenses don't make a big change.. it'll wider the pupil a little bit, but it def won't give the anime effect. They're just contact lenses.

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

I know a guy that photoshops...

I know a guy that photoshops his dick into famous paintings then pawns it off as his own work... I'm 120% sure he's a genius.

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

sage

What has science done?

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

All pictures are shopped!

I hate how everyone always treads "photoshopped"
No shit dill weed.....over half the pictures on the internet have been shopped...
even the ones of your mom!!!

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

Get a life

Blah Blah BLah.....WHO CARES
pervs!

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

ILL!

If you geeks think that girl looks good you need help! She looks like a scared rodent being caught in the kitchen when the lights turn on. Not to mention she has soo much makup caked on her nasty face she looks completely fake. Anime uses extra big eyes because the Japaneese envy people with wide eyes due to the fact they just have little squinty slits for eyes so therefore anyone with larger eyes are exotic to them. It's eye envy! Also, why does every Japaneese male go crazy for girls dressed in school girl uniforms? They all have the same exact fettish! So if they get turned on by little girl outfits they must really lust after very young females so maybe they are boarderline pedophille, eye envying fools!

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous

racism

all you guys are racist, except for David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar

Aug 13, 2008
by Anonymous

CATALANES HIJOS DE PUTA

CATALANES HIJOS DE LA GRAN PUTA, A VER SI OS COMPRÁIS 500 LENTILLAS Y OS MORÍS EN EL INTENTO.

Aug 13, 2008
by Anonymous

I think she has a cadirac..

or maybe a rincoln continental.

Me ruv u rong time!

Aug 13, 2008
by Anonymous

I love them!!

I think everyone should try it before they say something about them!!!Me on the other think they are too cute!!
-Kat-

Aug 13, 2008
by Anonymous

Ha.

I think this all depends on how wide your eyes are.
Cause if you're all squinty, I think that it would look like you fell asleep 'cause most of your iris is hidden.

Aug 13, 2008
by Anonymous

weirdos

crazy Asians, they always try hard trying to attract us white men.

Aug 13, 2008
by Anonymous

Surprise buttsex?

Surprise buttsex?

Aug 14, 2008
by Anonymous

It's realy

FHOTOSHOPED !!

Aug 15, 2008
by Anonymous

not my thing

At all.

Aug 15, 2008
by Anonymous

-

Hot

Aug 15, 2008
by Anonymous

I'm still waiting for

I'm still waiting for something to make your cock something like hentai games' protagonists'

Aug 15, 2008
by Anonymous

wrong

NOT is, but are.

Aug 16, 2008
by Anonymous

だめだよ

目悪くなるって今問題になってるのにー

Aug 17, 2008
by Anonymous

Why are people getting so

Why are people getting so wrapped up about these? They're freakin contacts!

Why should it matter if people want to chanage their eye colour or even their iris size for a while. It's no different to dying you're hair, in fact it's less perminant so what's the big deal? It's just a look change, it's easy and it's not a big thing.

I would totally buy these. I think they look quite cool, even if it were just to put in when going to a fancy dress party. All they really do is make your eyes look bigger, I might get some see if they suit me and maybe where them all the time. Screw you lot = )

Aug 18, 2008
by Anonymous

eh, if you need contacts...

No offense, but if you need contacts to look hot... good luck...

PS. that girl would look amazing without the damn contact lenses so what the hell is she doing... well far be it from me too judge based on cultural/generally human stereotypes.

Anyway, if you look good stop fucking worrying, if you don't... look in the mirror again..

Peace

Aug 19, 2008
by Anonymous

Shooped

This looks shooped. I can tell by some of the lazr and shooping a few whoops in my time.

Aug 19, 2008
by Anonymous

j

There is no medical supplies,
It may cause blindness

Aug 20, 2008
by Anonymous

...

While reading this article...and comments, I have never realised how narrow minded and racist some people can be. -_-"

Aug 21, 2008
by Anonymous

urm...

well...i'd get those contacts...but not to try and look "anime"

Aug 21, 2008
by Anonymous

Seriously

You and me both.