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  1. BBC News

    Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'
    BBC News
    Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections and scratches to the eyes. Cosmetic contact lenses are often sold in joke and fancy-dress shops and on websites, but they come ...
    Halloween partygoers warned of dangers of 'spooky' contact lensesThe Guardian
    Know the risks of decorative contact lenses - Edwards Air Force BaseEdwards Air Force Base
    Experts issue frightening warning about Halloween contact lensesDevon Live
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    Halloween Costume Contact Lenses Turn Teen Partially Blind...
    One Michigan teen is now partially blind after using unsafe contact lenses in her zombie Halloween costume.
    Teen Partially Blind Halloween Contact Lenses DangerousRefinery29

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  3. Bakersfield Now

    Ophthalmologists warn against costume contact lenses this Halloween
    Bakersfield Now
    (KBAK/KBFX) — Ophthalmologists are warning people to avoid purchasing costume contact lenses this Halloween at retailers or gas stations that don't require a prescription. "They are not FDA approved, so those retailers are not allowed to sell them ...

  4. Fast Company

    Finally! Hubble Offers A Simple Solution For Contact Lens Subscriptions
    Fast Company
    Most contact lens users are rule breakers, guilty of wearing their lenses too long, which can lead to infections and inflammation. Daily disposable lenses are seen by optometrists as a healthier option than weeklies or monthlies, but their higher cost ...

  5. Revelist (blog)

    These Halloween contact lenses made a teen go partially blind...
    Revelist (blog)
    A teenager in Detroit is partially blind due to a dangerous pair of Halloween contact lenses.
    A teen went partially blind from her Halloween contact lenses, so...HelloGiggles (blog)

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  6. Optometrist Warns Decorative Contact Lenses Can Harm Vision
    MISSION – An optometrist warned others wearing costume contact lenses can be more dangerous than they might initially think. Rio Grande Valley resident ...

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  7. Stripes Okinawa

    Know the Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses
    Stripes Okinawa
    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Halloween is all about scary…scary costumes, scary decorations, and scary pumpkins, but don't let it include a scary eye infection! Each year people--young and old--are attracted by the appeal of cosmetic contact ...
    Eye Expert Issues Warning About the Dangers Of Halloween...Digital Journal

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  8. CBS Boston / WBZ

    Decorative Contact Lenses For Halloween? FDA Warns You Could...
    CBS Boston / WBZ
    When planning this year's Halloween costume, be careful about what you're putting in your eyes.

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  9. KMPH Fox 26

    Halloween costume contact lenses warning | KMPH
    KMPH Fox 26
    (KMPH) — There's a warning from the California State Board of Optometry now that Halloween is around the corner. The board said people should only buy ...
    California Board of Optometry warns against non-prescription...10News

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  10. Science News

    Six in seven contact lens wearers take unnecessary risks with their eyes
    Science News
    People in the United States who wear contact lenses share an eye-opening characteristic. Roughly 85 percent report regularly taking at least one risk when wearing or cleaning their lenses. In the Aug. 18 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ...