The York (PA) Daily Record (10/25, Zaleski) notes that the Food and Drug Administration "regulates all contact lenses -- including decorative ones -- because they are medical devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act." With Halloween just around the corner, the agency has released a consumer update (pdf) about decorative lenses, which "pose risks, including allergic reactions, corneal abrasion, infection, decreased vision and blindness." For those who are interested in wearing decorative contact lenses, the FDA update provides tips to ensure they are purchased safely. Notably, FDA spokesperson Sarah Clark-Lynn says, "Anyone selling contact lenses must get a prescription from the buyer and verify it with the customer's doctor."
Approved contact lenses for Halloween are sold at our office and we will be happy to answer any of your questions and fit you in the perfect lenses.