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Halloween Costume Contact Lenses

(The following is courtesy of the American Optometric Association) Think rinsing your eyes with hospital toilet water is revolting? In that case, what researchers found on knock-off contact lenses is sure to make you squeamish.

Published earlier this year in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, a case report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Forensic Chemistry Center found a majority of unapproved, counterfeit and decorative contact lenses tested positive for the kinds of microbial contamination frequently found in hospital waste water or spoiled food.

Contact lenses are medical devices worn on living tissue; therefore, it is extremely important that they are purchased with a valid prescription. Halloween is a popular time of the year for costume contact lenses, and I DO fit them. But mine are from reputable distributors, I check the vision, and I check the fit to be sure your eyes remain healthy. Call for an appointment today!