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Decorative contact lenses, also called 'colored' or 'costume' contact lenses, are not cosmetics or over-the-counter merchandise. They are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and you need a prescription to avoid eye injury. Before buying these lenses, here's what you should know.

Find out the difference between non-prescription contact lenses and contacts without a prescription.

An eyeglass prescription is not the same as a contact lens prescription. Discover the differences, and why you need both.

More than half of Americans who wear decorative lenses purchase them illegally according to the American Optometric Association
ST. LOUIS (Oct. 7, 2014)— In recent years, more Americans have been using decorative contact lenses to alter the appearance or color of the eyes. These contact lenses are often used as a costume accessory to change a person's eye color or create an effect and have become…

Handy tips for contact lens wearers, like how to tell if your lenses are inside-out.

Find out about the history of contact lenses, the demographics of lens wearers and tips for contact hygiene.

Water & Contact Lenses
Water and contact lenses don’t mix
Many people who wear contact lenses do not know that contact lenses and water are a bad combination—even when showering, swimming, or using a hot tub 1-4
Water can introduce germs to the eyes through contact lenses
Water can cause soft contact lenses to change shape, swell, and stick to the eye. This is uncomfortable, and can scratch the cornea (the clear dome that covers the colored part of the eye), which…

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CDC - Protect Your Eyes: Healthy and Safe Contact Lens Cleaning and Use. Millions of people use contact lenses every day but lens cleaning practices can lead to eye infections. Hands should be washed before handling contact lenses and contacts should be properly cleaned, disinfected, and stored to ensure eye health and safety. Following your eye doctor’s recommendations and a few simple steps can lead to healthy daily contact lens use.

People have a lot of misconceptions about contact lenses. Here are the facts.

Samsung has been granted a patent for smart contact lenses with a built-in camera that activates when you blink.

Wear glasses? Wear contacts? Both help your vision, but did you know, each have different prescriptions? Read on to learn more.

Rookie mistakes or force of habit? The bad routines contact lens patients fall into are more than just nails on a chalkboard to optometrists—they put patients’ eye health at risk.

Learn about the different types of contact lenses, and get info that can help you determine whether hard or soft contact lenses are best for you.

A history of contact lenses and moving timeline, from the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association.