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Colored Contact Lenses for Halloween Can Injure Your Eyes, DOJ Warns

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A close-up of an eye with a contact lens with a spider's web. (Credit: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images)

Thinking about buying sea green contact lenses to complete your perfect Halloween costume?

Authorities and health professionals want you to know that without proper consultation, care and a prescription, those contacts can cause serious damage to your eyes.

And on Friday, the U.S attorney’s office in Los Angeles once again cracked down on businesses that they allege illegally sold “decorative” contact lenses without requiring a prescription.

Prosecutors filed documents in federal court Friday afternoon charging 10 Southern California vendors with misdemeanor offenses as a part of its “Operation Fright Night.”

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