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Decorative contact lenses: Is your vision worth it?

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm

Halloween is almost here, when thoughts often turn to getting the coolest and most fun look to go with a costume. And for many people that involves buying decorative contact lenses, which change the appearance of the eye.

But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns if you buy these lenses without a prescription or the involvement of an eye care professional, you risk serious eye damage.

People who have purchased decorative contact lenses from street vendors, novelty shops and other places have suffered infections, decreased vision or even blindness. What fashion statement is worth that?

Learn more about how to buy decorative contact lenses safely at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm275069.htm.

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