Decorative contact lenses - 1
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Health experts warn that one part of a Halloween costume comes with three serious risks.
Bishop: The first and most concerning risk is infection.
Narrator: Dr. Rachel Bishop, an ophthalmologist at the NIH, says any contact lens that’s not handled properly — kept clean and sterile — can produce a corneal infection which can cause vision loss.
Bishop: The second concern is an ill-fitting contact lens.
Narrator: Dr. Bishop says a third serious risk is physical trauma, especially for those not used to or trained with putting in contacts or taking them out. For more information on eye health and potential risks associated with decorative contact lenses, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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