Dangers of wearing decorative contacts for Halloween

Are you a brown-eyed girl but want to try out having blue eyes for Halloween? It may sound fun, but Dr. Karon Nowakowski, VSP-Network Doctor, Family Vision Care, warns that these colored contacts, if fitted poorly, could cause some serious eye damage including: scratches on the cornea, corneal infection, pink eye, decreased vision, and blindness.

Dr. Karon explains:

–              Contacts are illegal to buy in the U.S. without a prescription

–              They are not ‘one size fits all.’ An eye doctor must measure each eye to make sure the lenses will fit your eye properly.

As a doctor-governed company, VSP Global® exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. VSP Global’s complementary businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for its 85 million members through a network of 38,000 member eye doctors; Marchon® Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services,  providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the eye care industry’s largest electronic health records and practice management software company, and VSP Omni-Channel Solutions, which creates connected consumer experiences designed to strengthen the relationship between VSP members and their eye doctors. To date, VSP network doctors have provided eye exams and eyewear at no-cost to over a million people in need through a partnership with VSP Global’s Eyes of Hope®.

For more information on decorative contacts visit: http://vspblog.com/are-halloween-contact-lenses-a-danger-to-my-eyes/

Dr. Nowakowski’s office: http://www.fvc-eyes.com/our-doctors/