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Contact Lenses Halloween – The Scary Truth

It’s that time of year again when everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit! Costumes, decorations, and candy galore! But what about contact lenses Halloween? Do you know the risks of wearing decorative contact lenses for this spooky holiday?

What should I know about this?

Halloween is the perfect time for wearing scary and fun contact lenses. However, these decorative lenses can seriously risk your eye health. Many people aren’t aware that it’s illegal to sell non-prescription contact lenses without an optometrist or ophthalmologist prescription. These contacts can cause severe damage and even blindness if not fitted properly.

It’s also essential to ensure you only buy cosmetic contact lenses that are FDA-approved. Unapproved lenses may contain unlisted chemicals like formaldehyde — which can cause irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the eye! These non-FDA-approved lenses may also increase your risk of developing infections in the cornea, including Acanthamoeba keratitis.

We hope this information has been useful to you.