Contact lenses come into contact with an extremely sensitive part of your body. If you buy them without a prescription, you risk some scary consequences, from infections to vision loss.
Everyone can get an eye infection, but they can be more severe for people who wear contact lenses. Eye infections are not just uncomfortable annoyances, however. Left untreated, some types of eye infections can damage the eye very quickly.
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Pediatric ophthalmologist Paul Rychwalski, MD, says both kids and adults should think twice about using decorative contact lenses on Halloween. “The front surface of our eye, on which the contact lens lies, requires oxygen in the tear film and from the air,” says Dr. Rychwalski. “If we cover that with a piece of plastic we’re … Read More