Halloween Dangers: Cosmetic contact lenses

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Dangerous contact lenses sold in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning for consumers. It’s calling it “Operation Double Vision.”

It warned about the dangers of purchasing decorative contact lenses, popular around Halloween, from costume stores and online without a prescription.

Though agents have seized more than 20,000 pairs of contact lenses nationwide, there are still some on shelves — including right here in San Diego.

An employee at The Crypt in North Park said the store does sell contact lenses without a prescription.

They were even displayed in a glass case, advertised as $19.99 per pair.

Doctors and Homeland Security Agents say not only is selling contact

Source: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/10/25/dangerous-contact-lenses-sold-in-san-diego/

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

Source: http://www.katc.com/news/government-warns-about-counterfeit-colored-contact-lenses/

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

Source: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/10/18/decorative-contact-lenses-can-be-dangerous-addition-to-halloween-costume/

Blind ref? NFL official reinserts contact lenses

Gene Steratore is happy that he can see again. (USATSI)
Gene Steratore is happy that he can see again. (USATSI)

You know that old joke about some witty soul from the stands of a football/baseball game who sees a referee/umpire make a call against that patron’s team and yells out, “Yo ref/ump, do you need to borrow my glasses?”

Turns out referee Gene Steratore could have actually used the help in the first quarter of the Colts-Bengals game.

That’s because the game had to be slightly delayed because Steratore

Source: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24759049/referee-gene-steratore-temporarily-cant-see-reinserts-contact-lenses