SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Look deep into my eyes and see…
Twilight vampire eyes?
Deep violet eyes to match a purple sweater?
A sports team's logo?
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Yes, all of these looks can be attained with decorative contact lenses, which don't correct vision but merely change the appearance of the eye. These lenses are also called fashion contacts or color contacts, among other names.
But many stores and Internet sites are selling these lenses illegally without a prescription.
Find out how one woman's $30 fashion lenses ended up costing her $2,000 in medical bills—and nearly the loss of an eye. And learn how to safely—and legally—buy these lenses at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm275069.htm
Watch the video: Improper Use of Decorative Contacts at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H45GYPAuTdg&feature=player_embedded
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