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News 2011

Bascom Palmer Halloween Safety Alert: Decorative Non-prescription Contact Lenses Can Damage Eyes

October 31, 2011

Giving your eyes a Halloween look with wild contact lenses may be all the rage, but it can permanently damage vision. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine warns consumers that using decorative lenses sold without both a prescription and a fitting by an eye-care professional carries serious risks to vision, potentially leading to blindness.