If you celebrate Halloween, chances are you are trying to find that one-of-a-kind costume to make yourself stand out from everyone else. However, if you are considering a pair of Halloween colored contacts to top off your outfit, you may want to seriously reconsider.
The FDA has issued a new warning regarding these popular lenses, and before you consider a purchase you need to know the proper steps to take in order to prevent an eye injury that could lead to serious infection or even blindness.
Many local beauty supply stores and even corner stores sells these items, but according to the FDA they are in the wrong.
The FDA website points out that the contacts are not cosmetics or over-the-counter merchandise.
“They are medical devices regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Places that advertise them as cosmetics or sell them without a prescription are breaking the law.”
The site also warns that the lenses are not “one size fits all,” and wearing the wrong size lenses can cause serious damage, so it’s important to get an eye exam from a licensed eye doctor as well as a valid prescription.
If you are looking for anime or circle lenses that give you huge eyes, or the wide-eyed, doll-like look, please know that these types of lenses have not been approved by FDA.