Costume contact lenses can have devastating effects


(WFLA) – As your Halloween costume comes together this weekend, think twice before wearing those popular, spooky contact lenses.

You might not think something so small could be dangerous, but wearing costume lenses can be devastating.

Putting a piece of plastic on your eye thatโ€™s not properly fitted is one of the biggest problems.

“Itโ€™s cutting off the oxygen. If you donโ€™t have the proper fit, the lens canโ€™t breathe, the cornea canโ€™t breathe,” said Dr. Mitchell Petit of Newsome Eye in South Tampa.

News Channel 8โ€™s Jenn Holloway has much more on this story in the video above.

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