Federal Warning about Decorative Contact Lenses

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 contact lenses 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.