Customs: Lens Insana

Dorothy Parker to the contrary, ardent males and astigmatic lasses hit it off like Beefeater and vermouth. What the pass thrower seldom realizes in such cases these days is that the eyes he's making eyes at are sous cloche. How could he? Of 6,000,000 contact wearers in the U.S. last year, nearly 65% were women. Since contact lenses first became widely available in 1953, bad eyesight has not only won social acceptability; among the young, particularly, it has become a status symbol.

Less than Graceful. Credit for the change goes mostly to such improvements as the corneal lens, made of Plexiglas,...

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