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