Transcript for How Some Colored Contacts Could Permanently Damage Your Eyes
Colleen it's somebody who will put on those color contact lenses make them part of their constant but they can cause major damage your eyes if you don't have a prescription. He sees reunited has the story. Colored or decorated contact alleges like he's made creep out your friends at Halloween. But what's really scary is what nonprescription lenses can do do you rise. The US government is working to seize lenses that are counterfeit. Illegally imported an unapproved by the FDA. This year alone 20000 peers of counterfeit an unapproved decorative lenses. Have been ceased. Real contact lenses even decorative lions need a prescription to be dispensed counterfeit ones pose significant risk to your eyes. Infection even blinding infection this is the major. Concerned that we have. Just ask Julian Hamel. For five years ago started wearing contact lenses from his local gas station. I was trying to get into the modeling industry locally. But about two years ago one of the lenses scratch the cornea of the left die leaving it badly infected. And permanently discolored indium edged. I'm newly blind in my left act. I almost lost my I completely. I may be widely available through the Internet. But even though they are available doesn't mean that the lenses themselves are FDA approved. Stine admin says contact should always be dispensed by an eye care professional. He could pick them properly so the user here for that even the cool colored ones Julien and his mom want to make sure others don't make the same missed. But when you pick up a hospital bill his whole life. Half thought nothing was happening here I am for Good Morning America arena nine an ABC news. New York.
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