Beware of colored contacts

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Beware of colored contacts

Eye doctors are urging Halloween costume fanatics to beware of colored contact lenses labeled “one size fits all” or “no need to see an eye doctor,” both messages of which are false.To get more news about Red Contacts, you can visit official website.

Even if you have perfect vision, you need to complete an eye exam and receive a prescription from a doctor before wearing contacts because they need to be properly fitted, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Otherwise you run the risk of developing open sores or scratches on your cornea that increase your chances of being haunted by an eye infection long after Halloween fun is over.

In severe cases, you can lose your vision and need a corneal transplant to restore your sight.To get more news about Yellow Contacts, you can visit official website.

Laura Butler of West Virginia told the AAO she wore colored contacts she bought at a souvenir shop for 10 hours and later felt “extreme pain in both eyes. Because I had not been properly fitted by an eye care professional, the lenses stuck to my eye like a suction cup.”To get more news about Black Contacts, you can visit official website.
“I was in severe pain and on medication for four weeks and couldn’t see well enough to drive for eight weeks,” Butler told the group in July. “I now live with a corneal scar, vision damage and a drooping eyelid.”

If you think colored contacts will take your costume to the next level, the group advises buying them from retailers that require prescriptions and only sell FDA-approved products. Any others typically found in online stores, beauty salons or pop-up Halloween stores are illegal in the U.S.

“As you look for safe ways to celebrate Halloween this year, don’t neglect safety precautions related to your costume choices,” Dr. Dianna Seldomridge, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said in a news release. “Costume contact lenses may seem like the perfect, easy way to complete your spooky look. But the consequences of using costume lenses are much scarier than the zombie eye you may have been going for.”