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Halloween contact lenses may cause blindness

Imagine waking up in the morning after a fun night of trick or treating, and not being able to see. Happy trick or treating could end up with a serious disability for some of those who wear novelty Halloween contact lenses. Furthermore, the Food and Drug warns that those creepy lens could turn a night of fun into a lifetime of blindness. According to Dr. Marin Huer from the USC Eye Institute the risks of wearing the contact lenses include:

  • corneal abrasions

  • corneal scarring

  • corneal infection

  • permanent vision loss especially if slept in over night

Many stores require customers that purchase the non-prescription contact lenses to sign a waiver stating they are aware of the risks thus releasing the manufacturer from liability. Many health professionals also suggest that you should consult a physician before wearing any lenses.

The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney’s at Meyerkord & Kurth understand that your family’s safety is a top priority, and should be represented as such. We have over a century of combined experience representing personal injury cases, including product liability issues. If you or a family member has been injured by a product that has caused harm, our experienced attorneys will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the fair financial compensation you deserve. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential product liability case.

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