Rainbow BLAXX’s Jaekyung Speaks About the Dangers from Circle Contact Lenses
D-Bo, Jan. 29, 2014, 5:07 p.m.
On a recent episode of KBS 2’s Vitamin, the issue of health problems associated with our eyes was examined. This generation has a growing problem partially due to constant viewing of TV’s, cell phones, and computers. The show Vitamin invited stars onto the show to have their eyes examined.
One of the guests to be diagnosed with potentially serious eye condition was Rainbow BLAXX’s Jaekyung. She has a serious condition of dry eyes and damages due to her frequently wearing circle lenses. Circle lenses are contact lenses for the eyes that have a darkened iris section, giving anyone wearing them the appearance that they have bigger eyes.
Jaekyung said, "My vision was never that good so I normally always wear glasses, but I have no choice but to put on lenses when I am promoting. As long as I have to wear lenses, I wear circle lenses often because I want to look pretty. However, if I put on lenses and end up filming all night, my eyes feel dry and stiff so I later start feeling pain, too."
The eye doctor Kim Tae Jin, who was participating as a specialist on the show, said, "Due to Jaekyung frequently wearing circle and soft lenses for long periods of time, there are serious symptoms of dry eyes. From now on, she needs to minimize the amount of time she wears lenses and wear soft lens that has a high level of oxygen permeation."