With Halloween just around the corner, children and young adults everywhere are preparing their costumes, hoping to outshine their friends with the spookiest, scariest get up they can find. What better way to enhance a vampire costume than with some glowing eyes, or a cat costume with cat-like pupils? These days, colored costume contacts are all the rage. With a plethora of options available, you can find costume contacts to match nearly any costume. Unfortunately, what most children and parents do not realize is that costume contacts are not FDA approved and can cause serious eye damage including cuts and open sores on the iris and pupil and even permanent blindness. Costume contacts should not be worn unless they are prescribed by a licensed eye specialist such as an optometrist or ophthalmologist. To learn more about the dangers or colored costume contacts, click here.