Warning about Halloween Colored Contacts

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous. The health risk is serious and most of the customers seeking cosmetic contact lenses are teens and young adults. IDFPR is partnering with ISBE and the Department of Public Health to alert teachers, administrators, and health care professionals in every school district and county in the state about the serious health and vision problems facing young people and warning signs to look for in their students and patients. For more information, please see IDFPR’s press release.