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Rose-colored glasses? Asia's stylish set prefers purple contacts

Consumers in China and elsewhere use lenses like makeup for eyeballs

These Jill Stuart-branded contacts produced by Japan's Seed feature elaborate patterns.

TOKYO -- She was dressed like any fashionable college student: white cardigan, pale pink shirt, gray trousers. Her hair was light brown. But as she shopped at Hong Kong's apm mall, her eyes stood out from the crowd.

They were a pale shade of purple.

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