FDA Consumer Health Information - 'Lucky 13' Tips for a Safe Halloween

Oct 21, 2010, 10:04 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether you're goblin or ghoul, vampire or witch, poor costume choices—including decorative contact lenses and flammable costumes—can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury.

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With Halloween approaching, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use decorative contact lenses without a prescription and fitting from an eye care professional. The lenses can cause serious disorders and infections that could result in vision loss.

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