Are Decorative Contact Lenses Safe to Wear?

Over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses have become popular in novelty shops and are easily purchased online, but Dr. Allison Jensen, a board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist with GBMC Health Partners, wants to remind parents about the value of protecting their child’s eyes against serious injuries or infections resulting from wearing cosmetic, or decorative, contact lenses. 

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