FDA Warns Against Wearing Halloween Themed Contact Lenses
You've picked out the perfect costume and you just know that it's so amazing that you're going to take home to top prize at the Halloween costume contest you're going to, but for all of its amazingness, you need one more thing to take your costume over the top. Have you been tossing around the idea of getting Halloween themed contacts? Honestly, you're better off if you shave that idea.
Sure, the creepy yet very cool looking contact lenses will make your eyes look extra spooky this Halloween, but they come with a very serious health warning. Federal health officials say that most of the ones you find in the stores are not only unapproved but they're also illegal.
If that's not enough to deter you, the fact that the contacts aren't approved and in many cases illegal isn't the only reason the government is freaking out. People are strongly encouraged not to wear these contacts because they can damage your eyes, even causing blindness in some cases.
According to the FDA, people should not use contacts purchased at Halloween stores, beauty stores, or on the internet or anywhere else where a prescription is not required. Oh, this isn't isn't just limited to Halloween themed contacts- this covers all decorative contacts.