Dangers of wearing Decorative Halloween Contacts!

cosmetic-contact-lenses[1]FDA Warns Against Use Of Decorative Contact Lenses.
The Los Angeles Times blog reports that for individuals who intend to wear decorative contact lenses as part of a Halloween costume this year, “the Food and Drug Administration has a warning for you: Make sure you get a prescription from an optometrist or other eye care professional.” “The problem isn’t with the decorative contact lenses themselves,” but with their improper use. Meanwhile, in a “Consumer Update.” Bacterial infections can be extremely rapid, result in corneal ulcers, and cause blindness – sometimes within as little as 24 hours if not diagnosed and treated promptly.”
On its website, CBS News (10/25, Castillo) reports that the agency “said that people should never buy color contact lenses from street vendors, salons or beauty supply stores, boutiques, flea markets, novelty stores, Halloween stores, record or video stores, convenience shops, beach shops or the Internet, unless the site requires a prescription.”

FOX News (10/24) cites John Roth, director of FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, who stated, “Our concern is that consumers who buy and use decorative contact lenses without a valid prescription can run significant risks of eye injuries, including blindness. … It is always better to involve a qualified eye care professional and protect your vision. http://www.TheEyewearGallery.com Dr. Warren Johnson| Dr. Do Nguyen| Dr. Burt Bodan


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