Government warns about counterfeit colored contact lenses

Oct 23, 2014 12:35 PM by KATC

Federal law enforcement agencies are warning people ahead of Halloween to be wary of where they get their decorative and colored contact lenses, which have become popular in recent years around the holiday.

Bryan Cox, spokesman for the federal Department of Homeland Security, said his agency along with others have been working to seize shipments of counterfeit lenses as part of Operation Double Vision because of the health risks associated with the lenses, some of which are sold at gas stations, novelty shops, beauty salons and online. Cox said they do this


Decorative Contact Lenses Can Be Dangerous Addition To Halloween Costume

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Wearing decorative contact lenses could be a dangerous accessory to your Halloween costume. While they may seem fun, they can permanently damage vision.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine warns consumers that using decorative lenses without a prescription or a proper fitting by an eye-care professional carries serious risks to vision, potentially leading to blindness.

Often painted in vivid patterns, these


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