The American Academy of Ophthalmology officially cautioned against the dangers of lash extensions and their glue, saying the addictive procedure can cause infections and swelling of the cornea and/or eyelid. Their warning echoes a Consumer Reports story this month, which said that lash extensions can cause bacterial and fungal infections.
"Eyelash extensions can cause hair loss resulting in eyelashes so thin that women feel they have no choice but to continue the cycle," said Consumer Reports, citing England's College of Optometrists.
The lash extension glue is made with formaldehyde ( yes ladies the same embalming fluid morticians use on corpses). Do you really want that near your eyes? Plus the time and cost involved getting the darn things put on, is it worth the massive infection and lose of your own eyelashes? Think again, be smart about your vanity. Only use temporary glue (such as DUO). Removable with water and guaranteed not to make you loose your eyelashes. Maybe a little more work, but it less time, less money, and less health risk.
Just offering a little of my experience and knowledge.