You may want to look like your favorite movie star or singer or have the perfect look for Halloween, but choosing to change your eyes ‘ look with contact lenses can cause a lot of damage to your eyesight if you get them without your eye care professional’s input. Sometimes, among other names, decorative contact lenses are called:
- Fashion contact lenses
- Halloween contact lenses
- Color contact lenses
- Cosmetic contact lenses
- Theatrical contact lenses
Decorative contact lenses simply alter your eyes ‘ appearance. They’re not correcting your vision. They can alter your brown eyes to blue momentarily or make your eyes look like Halloween’s cat eyes or vampire eyes.
Did you understand that medical devices are actually these ornamental contact lenses? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration oversees their safety and efficacy, as do contact lenses that correct your vision.
You should never purchase contact lenses from a street seller, a beauty supply shop, flea market, novelty shop or Halloween store like corrective contact lenses— and you should always have a prescription.
Before stepping out with your new look, here’s what you need to know.