Looking like eye-popping Lady Gaga could make you go blind

August 25th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Aug 25 (ANI): Impressed with how Lady Gaga looked in her eye-popping “Bad Romance” video? Well, here’s some bad news-imitating the singer could actually cause you to go blind.

While Gaga used computer animation enhance her eyes in the video, ‘Circle lense-which make eyes look bigger by covering not only the iris but part of the whites, can reportedly cause serious eye problems, or worse, blindness, according to the Daily Mail.

“There literally is potential for somebody to lose their vision within 24 hours from an infection,” the New York Daily News quoted Dr. Assumpta Madu of the Montefiore Medical Centre in New York as telling the BBC.

The circle lenses can deprive the eyes of oxygen because they cover the whites of the eyes, according to Yahoo! News.

The specialty lens can also scratch the cornea of the eye and leave permanent damage if not properly fitted by an optometrist.

Circle lenses often do not come with guidelines on their longevity or use. Therefore, users may injure their eyes by wearing them daily.

Improper care in cleaning and storing the lens may also cause eye damage.

Karen Riley, a spokeswoman for the FDA, said that the consumer can “risk significant eye injuries” with continuous usage of circle lenses. (ANI)

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