Dangerous, Damaging, Decorative Contacts

Your eyes. They allow you to see the soft glow of a sunrise and the first steps of your child. They also enable you to drive a car, watch television and enjoy countless other activities. So why risk your sight?

Your eyes. They allow you to see the soft glow of a sunrise and the first steps of your child. They also enable you to drive a car, watch television and enjoy countless other activities. So why risk your sight?

With Halloween approaching, teens across America are looking for the perfect accessory to complete their holiday costume. For many, this accent comes in the form of over-the-counter, decorative contacts. While these lenses may add a scary element to your costume, the side effects they leave on the eyes are far scarier.

 Year after year ophthalmologists see patients with eye injuries caused by decorative contacts. The injuries can be severe, ranging anywhere from eye ulceration to permanent blindness. “Ignorance about potential complications may result in catastrophic outcomes in such situations,” says Chetan Soni, M.D., with the CMH Eye Specialty Center in Bolivar.

The moral of the story: Never wear contacts without a prescription. The eyes are very sensitive, and it’s important to consult an ophthalmologist regularly to keep the eyes healthy.

It’s never too early to start protecting your eyes. Eye care should start in childhood and continue for a lifetime. For eye-screening procedures call Dr. Soni and the staff at CMH Eye Specialty Center at 417-777-2222. The CMH Eye Specialty Center is located at 1155 W. Parkview, Suite 1B, Bolivar.

Decorative Contacts Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZHXHueJifU&feature=player_embedded

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