Precaution Urged For Wearing Costume Contact Lenses

A Cleveland Clinic eye doctor is urging precaution for people wanting to wear costume contact lenses. Doctor Allison Babiuch says all contact lenses should be properly fitted by an eye doctor. 

She warns that contact lenses should not be bought anywhere that doesn’t require a prescription - like a costume shop, beauty salon, drug store, or online.  Lenses that don’t fit properly may cause a scratch, infection, sore or even result in vision loss. 

For people who have tried off-the-shelf lenses and continue to experience irritation, it’s a good idea to see an eye doctor.


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