Avoiding Product Liability Concerns Associated With Colored Contacts This Halloween

by | October 30th, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner and many people are putting the final touches on their costumes. After all, it’s the details that make a costume great! But could part of your costume be putting your health at risk? If you’re using colored contacts to alter the look of your eyes, the answer could be yes.

Ohio law states that contact lenses can only be sold with a prescription from an ophthalmologist; however, as Halloween approaches, many businesses sell colored contacts that can be purchased without a prescription. These contacts may not only put users at serious risk of harm, but they can also present product liability concerns.

According to an article from 19 Action News, use of non-prescription contacts can cause scratches to the eye and cornea, infection, and could possibly lead to blindness. This leaves many people wondering what they can do to stay safe from such hazards.

The Ohio personal injury attorneys with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy suggest following these tips to avoid the dangers colored contacts can pose:

  • Only Use Prescribed Products– Use colored contacts that are fitted with your particular prescription only.
  • Clean Them Well– Colored contacts should be soaked in saline solution overnight before and after every use.
  • Get Help– If you experience problems with your contacts, get in touch with your eye doctor immediately for assistance.

We hope these tips help you have a fun and safe Halloween!