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Know the Risks of Decorative Contact Lenses

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Halloween is all about scary…scary costumes, scary decorations, and scary pumpkins, but don't let it include a scary eye infection!  Each year people--young and old--are attracted by the appeal of cosmetic contact lenses which will change your natural eye color into something scary. Perfect for Halloween, right? They can be, if you follow some basic tips. The first thing to know is that contact lenses--even the scary ones--are not cosmetics nor...

Freedom from glasses and contact lenses ... without surgery?

Many people have heard of Lasik, which is a surgical laser procedure to correct vision. It works by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear “window” in front of the colored iris, and is an excellent surgical option for those who want freedom from glasses and/or contact lenses . While many people desire this type of permanent vision correction, there is another non-surgical option to consider for some to consider: ortho-keratology.Freedom from glasses and daytime contact lenses without...

Contact lens startup Hubble sold lenses with a fake prescription from a made-up doctor

The Hubble contacts sitting in front of me are everything the ads promised: two weeks’ worth of soft, daily lenses in robin’s-egg-blue packaging. They arrived promptly, one week after I placed an order on Hubble’s website, and three days after the company notified me the contacts had shipped. The lenses were packed in cream-colored boxes and came with a five-step guide, illustrated in different shades of pastel. There’s only one problem: I don’t wear contacts, and I ordered these using a fake...