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FDA warns "Twilight" fans on blindness risk from non-regulated contact lenses

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 6:12pm
Mass Device

The FDA tweets an alert to "Twilight" fans who want to imitate their "fave vampire" with costume contacts, warning that non-regulated lenses can cause eye infections and even blindness.

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The FDA issued a message via Twitter to fans of the young adult "Twilight" series attending the official convention in San Antonio in August, cautioning them against non-regulated custom contact lenses that let them imitate their "fave vampire."

"Want 2 look like your fave vampire?" the federal watchdog agency tweeted. "C an eye doctor before buying costume/fashion lenses."

The tweet included a link to an FDA one-pager on the dangers of decorative contact lenses, which can cause allergic reactions, cuts or scratches on the cornea, eye infections, decreased vision or even blindness.

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