The Dangers of Colored Contact Lenses

The Dangers of Colored Contact Lenses

While colored contact lenses may add that extra dramatic affect you have been looking for to your Halloween costume, they can also cause serious and permanent eye damage. It is illegal for anyone to purchase contact lenses without a prescription and the FDA, U.S Immigration, Homeland Security, and U.S Customs and Border Protection are working to seize counterfeit lenses entering the United States.

So you may be wondering, what is so dangerous about these contact lenses? Well, the danger is that these lenses are not properly fitted by an eye care professional, which can cause serious problems to people wearing such lenses.
Some problems caused by incorrectly fit contact lenses include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eyes
  • Excessive watering
  • Eye infections
  • Eye stinging, burning, itching
  • Reduced vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Unusual eye secretions

Although there are several places that sell these decorative contact lenses to consumers without a prescription, they are not authorized to do so and could be fined up to $11,000 for each pair sold. Our personal injury attorneys believe that if you have been injured by a contact lens that was purchased by an unauthorized and negligent dealer, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages.