Costume Contacts Pose Novelty Hazard

Novelty Halloween contact lenses may be more frightening than you think.

The American Academy of Opthamology is warning customers of potential hazards of the non-corrective contact lenses. A study released last week showed six patients suffering from vision threatening complications. One patient needed a corneal transplant after contracting a bacterial infection. Another was left legally blind in one eye.

The AAO is urging the government to regulate both corrective lenses and the costume lenses as medical devices.