Congress must protect eye care patients from frightful prescriptions

October 24, 2018

The Hill - Halloween is supposed to be full of fright, but not when it comes to our vision. Millions of people are buying costumes and then purchasing colored contact lenses right off the shelf. While it can be fun dressing up and surprising your friends, very few people understand that many costume/colored contact lenses may not be safe to wear.

For the 40 million-plus Americans that use prescription contact lenses, the danger from improper use of those lenses is on the rise due to risks associated with counterfeits, deceptive selling practices and low quality “telehealth.”

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