Its not that big of a gamble eather. You just have to make sure thier clean, and wear them like the instuctions say.
For you maybe not, but EVERYONE is different. For example. I can't wear any contact lenses other than ones that are prescription made for me by my optition. There are alot of reasons for this but at the end of the day it comes down to:
Everyone is different.
Just because you can wear them with no problem, doesn't mean everyone can.
What people are trying to explain here is that, like I say, not everyone is the same when it comes to contact lenses. Some people will react very badly, some people have lost their sight, some are partially sighted now and some get a pretty nasty reaction to them, making their eyes real itchy and red. Some people have also had to go to hospital to get the lenses removed from their eye because they actually can't get them out, they have fused to their eye.
The above isn't a reflection of JUST the people on this website, this is a reflection of people who have had bad reactions with the type of lenses you are talking about.
Also "healthcare" being different in the US and UK does not mean that the lenses are only from China and korea in the US. I don't understand how you misread that one to be completly honest.
Healthcare here, is different to the US, we have the NHS. You don't.
Most contact lenses SEEM to be from china and korea is what we were saying not that they ALWAYS ARE.
I know I can find lenses manufactured in the UK here and I'm sure you can find lenses manufactured in the US.
Don't take us the wrong way, we aren't trying to argue for the sake of it, most of us are just trying to provide information about these things and sometimes, that information might not be what you expected or wanted to hear but I know I'd rather be aware of the risks than have no idea, then be in hospital with lenses fused to my eyes.
Again, not saying that it would deffinatly happen, we are giving examples, that's all it is.