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Snake Contact Lens  
  A pair of contact lenses designed to make you appear to have slit pupils, like a snake's.  

Just a passing reference in this novel. However, I wonder why something like this is not available. Contact lenses are cheap; lenses are made that are weighted (for people with astigmatism - it matters which way the lens is oriented), so you could have vertical slit pupils.

The kids who wore it favored those contacts, the kind gave you pupils like a snake's.
From All Tomorrow's Parties, by William Gibson.
Published by Putnam in 1999
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Doesn't Professor Hooch (in Harry Potter) have pupils like a cat's? Not quite a trend, but it's a fashion eyewear accessory to look out for.

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