Here’s why you should never use decorative contact lenses—in graphic pictures

Closeup image of man wearing scary contact lenses.

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich
Lawson
)

Unless you’d like to keep the pirate look going, it’s best
to avoid costume contact lenses this Halloween.

Like every October, health authorities and medical organizations
want to
remind you
that the decorative, over-the-counter lenses are not
only
illegal
, they’re also terrible
for your eyes
. And not telling tales. The lenses can cause
infections, sores, scratches, vision-impairing scars, and even
blindness. It’s easy to find eye-related horror stories from
people who turned to black-market lenses to change the color,
shape, or look of their eyes (some lenses even
add logos
to your eyeballs).

Just on Tuesday, USA Today reported the case of a Cleveland
woman who got decorative lenses
stuck to her eyeballs
. The lenses were supposed to turn her
brown eyes blue but instead made them swollen and red. She had to
have them removed in an emergency room.

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Here’s why you should never use decorative contact lenses—in graphic pictures