This halloween, you're likely to see people with those unusual costume contact lenses. I've seen all black, blood red, cat eyes, American flags and many more. However, did you know that they're not legal? Not without a prescription from your eye doctor! The only way to buy them legally is with a prescription from your optometrist or opthomologist.
Several government agencies, including the FDA and Homeland Security are trying to crack down on the sale of these things. The FDA because they've been known to cause eye damage including scratched corneas, and Homeland Security because they're a threat to our national security. Just kidding, it's because they're trying to stop the illegal importation of them.
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