Decorative contact lenses a major risk, says Thomas Steinemann

Beware decorative contact lenses

Chicago Tribune: Decorative contact lenses are becoming more popular, especially around Halloween, but they can lead to serious vision problems. “The buyer of these over-the-counter devices faces a huge risk,” said Thomas Steinemann, professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine. “They can lead to blinding infection. Not pink eye but an ulcer on the cornea.”