Spotted in magazines, on celebrities and models, circle lenses have been the it thing in Asia for the past couple of years now.
Circle lenses are simply cosmetic contact lenses with a black rim on the outside of your iris (hence the name circle) to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. They come in a variety of colors like black, brown, gray, violet, blue, green etc and are usually disposable (daily, weekly, monthly, 3-months, 6-months and 1 year). You can get them with or without prescriptions and certain brands like G&G even carry ones for astigmatism.
Some companies that sell circle lenses are Bescon (Tutti, Hypa, Freeteen), G&G (BT, AMIE, I.Fax), Dueba (Barbie), Migwang (Aryan, Aines), Acuvue (Acuvue Define), and FreshKon (FreshKon Alluring Eyes). These are all FDA and CE approved.
Like all contact lens, wearing circle lenses has its risks. In fact, some experts say they are potentially more unsafe because their larger diameter means less oxygen can enter your eyes which can result in drier eyes. Plus like regular color contacts, the color pigments in circle lenses can cloud vision when the contacts shift.
Below are some Asian celebrities/models wearing circle lenses:
Sherman Chung in Blue
Angelababy in Brown
Elanne Kwong in Brown
Leah Dizon in Green