You may want to look like your favorite movie star or singer or have the perfect look for Halloween, but changing the look of your eyes with decorative contact lenses could cause a lot of damage to your eyesight.

Read more from the American Academy of Pediatrics about how to protect your eyes from harm.

Decorative contact lenses are considered medical devices. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees their safety and effectiveness, just like regular contact lenses. Though they only change the look of your eyes and do not correct your vision, an exam, a prescription, and proper lens care are important.

Decorative contact lenses are sometimes called

Wearing decorative contact lenses can be risky, just like the contact lenses that correct your vision.

The risks of not using contact lenses correctly include

Also, if you are wearing any contact lenses you got without a prescription, even if...

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