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Health Officials Warn of Risks of Halloween Contacts

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Health Officials Warn of Risks of Halloween Contacts

     HARRISBURG, PA (WENY) -- If you've been thinking about picking up a pair of spooky contact lenses for Halloween, you might want to reconsider.
     Pennsylvania health officials warn it's against the law to sell decorative or cosmetic contact lenses without a prescription, and that unfitted lenses pose a serious health risk. Ill-fitting contact lenses can cause impaired vision, corneal damage, infection and even blindness.
     Federal and state law requires prescriptions for contact lenses, which are considered medical devices.