Safety: The Risk of Halloween Contact Lenses

As this article states "Decorative Halloween contact lenses can permanently damage eyes if not properly fitted", read more below...

With Halloween approaching, the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Indiana Optometric Association (IOA) are warning consumers about the risks of wearing decorative contact lenses without a prescription from an eye doctor. These non-corrective lenses, which are designed only to change the appearance of the eyes, are easily accessible to consumers and are especially popular around Halloween.

Federal law requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate decorative lenses as a medical device, similar to corrective lenses; however, decorative lenses continue to be illegally marketed and distributed directly to consumers through a variety of sources including flea markets, the Internet, beauty salons and convenience stores.

Don't damage your eyes just to look good for a Halloween party!

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