Don't Let Decorative Contact Lens Haunt You
Decorative contact lens can be used safely. Improper use of decorative contact lens at Halloween can haunt you with eye damage.
Halloween is a time for costumes. Many people like to use decorative contact lenses to enhance the effect of their costumes. Improper use can result in corneal ulcers, corneal abrasion, vision impairment, and blindness.
Decorative contact lenses are sometimes called plano, zero-powered, or non-corrective contact lenses, but like their corrective counterparts require prescriptions and are regulated by FDA.
If you want to use decorative contact lens, do it properly so that no eye injury results, haunting you forever.
- Get an eye exam from a licensed eye care professional, even if you feel your vision is perfect.
- Get a valid prescription that includes the brand and lens dimensions.
- Buy the lenses from an eye care professional or from a vendor who requires that you provide prescription information for the lenses.
- Follow directions for cleaning, disinfecting, and wearing the lenses, and visit your eye care professional for follow-up eye exams.
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