Whether donning blood-red eyes to complete your Halloween look or wanting to see what life's like with hazel eyes, you may have been tempted to buy a pair of colored contact lenses. These non-corrective lenses, popular with teenagers and Halloween party-goers, can be sold illegally online or through novelty shops. If purchased without a prescription and a proper fitting, costume contact lenses can cause corneal scratches, eye infections, or even irreversible vision loss.
To protect your eyes, always obtain a proper prescription for any contact lenses you purchase. Buy lenses from reputable, FDA-approved vendors, and be sure to follow your eye doctor's instructions on proper care of your contact lenses, for Halloween and beyond.