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FDA Warns Against Decorative Contact Lenses Without A Prescripti

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KCRG-TV Share to FacebookShare to Twitter Cedar Rapids (10/26, Yeung) reports, “Dr. Rachel Bishop from the National Eye Institute says that people should not get decorative contacts until they’ve seen an eye specialist, gotten a prescription, and learned how to care for them.” Otherwise, “taking shortcuts and buying these without getting an eye exam” could put “a person at significant risk,” ranging from “irritated eyes to permanent vision loss.” The FDA said “even decorative lenses are prescription, so over-the-counter sales are illegal.”

        The Star-Ledger Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/26, Baxter) reports the FDA has “received reports of the lenses causing corneal ulcers, eye infections and vision loss because of people not using them properly, or because they were not designed properly for someone’s eyes,” according to the FDA.