As we begin to wear masks everywhere we go for the foreseeable, how we communicate with our eyes is changing. Society will be testing how to express love, respect, interest, boredom, honesty, intimacy, and encouragement with just our peepers. 

Will we see a rise in novelty colored contacts? Maybe 8-balls, smiley faces, and the popular but creepy “white.” The late 90s and early aughts trend once reserved for alternative radio rock fans could make a comeback with the TikTok set. Glasses could get crazier, people testing the limits of good taste with statement frames to telegraph personality since we can’t see them smile or frown. Lipstick is over, eye shadow is in. 

Are eyes really windows to the soul? We are about to find out. 


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