Lady GaGa is trying to blind you, warns Newsbeat:
US warning over 'Lady Gaga' contact lensesBlimey - what are they, then?
Opticians say American teenagers are risking their eyesight by wearing a controversial contact lens to make their eyes look bigger.So Lady GaGa used some sort of special contact lens in her video, then, and now kids are doing the same - is that it?
The trend started after Lady Gaga's music video, Bad Romance, hit screens last year.
In the video, the singer's eyes have been digitally altered to make them look bigger and bolder.Ah, so these really don't have anything to do with Lady GaGa at all - surely, if anything, these are supposed to Manga-ise your eyes?
But several companies making contact lenses in Asia claim to have achieved the same wide eyed look.
Anyway, what do they do?
The product, known as 'circle lenses', covers part of the white area in the eyes to make the pupil look larger.And that's dangerous, is it?
The lenses are illegal to sell in the US because they haven't been approved by federal health officials, but they can bought online from foreign websites.Ah. So this is nothing to do with Lady GaGa, and not even anything to do with anyone trying to look like one of her videos - the story is actually 'if you buy contact lenses from overseas websites, they won't be to the same standards as ones made to American standards'. That, you'd have to say, would be the same whether they were 'Lady GaGa' ones or just bog standard contacts for reading with. Perhaps that risk could be hyped, too - 'trying to emulate Martin Jarvis will send you blind'.
Opticians are worried that the lack of quality control will lead to problems like eye infections, damage to vision, and even loss of vision.
[Thanks to @dillpickle]