“Circle Lenses,” which create the appearance of larger eyes, have become a popular trend among young Canadians. Originating from Asia, they are available for sale on the internet for around $30.00 a pair, despite the fact that they are not approved for sale in Canada.
These cosmetic lenses are not regulated as medical devices by the federal government, thus there are no standards regarding them. Patients must be very careful when placing them onto the eye so they do not cause problems such as a corneal infection.
As there is limited information currently about the nature of these lenses, such as the material used, oxygen permeability, packaging methods to ensure sterilization, etc. our optometrists do not endorse the use of these lenses under any circumstances.
CTV released a story on the potential dangers of wearing these lenses without proper instruction and care. Watch the video here