Decorative contact lenses - 3
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Decorative contact lenses have some eye doctors worried.
Bishop: The concern, of course, is that people can acquire these with the intention of wearing them for a party or for decoration for a brief period of time, not be properly instructed on how to use them.
Narrator: Dr. Rachel Bishop is an ophthalmologist at the NIH.
Bishop: A person needs to be instructed on how to wear and use the contacts and care for them, and they must be fitted properly by someone who knows how to do that, an eye doctor, an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.
Narrator: For more on health risks and 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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