The FDA issued a warning to consumers recently that decorative contact
lenses should never by purchased without a prescription from an ophthalmologist
or optometrist. Fashion or color
have been illegally available without prescription at beauty salons, boutiques,
novelty stores or from street vendors, and improper wear of any contact
lenses - decorative or otherwise - can lead to serious problems like corneal
scratches, pink eye, ulcers on the cornea, decreased vision and even blindness.
It is insisted by the FDA to only buy with a prescription and take care
of your lenses by cleaning and disinfecting as per directions.