Health Tip: Don't Use Costume Contact Lenses

Health Tip: Don't Use Costume Contact Lenses

Health Tip: Don't Use Costume Contact Lenses

Decorative lenses can harm the eyes

(HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may pose serious risks to your eye health, so experts say you should avoid them.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mentions these potential risks of costume lenses:

  • A scratch or cut that develops on the eye's cornea.
  • An allergic reaction, causing watery, red or itchy eyes.
  • A loss of vision.
  • An infection, which could lead to blindness.
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