By Andrea K. Walker
10:38 AM EDT, October 31, 2012
If your Halloween costume includes contact lenses to give your eyes the scary look of a werewolf or vampire, you may want to consider the dangers, especially if you don't get them from a doctor.
The American Optometric Association said contact lenses should be fitted by a physician. Yet 28 percent of people who buy colored contacts for Halloween buy them illegally. We're talking from gas stations, flea markets, beauty salons and the Internet.
The doctors group said doing this is putting people at risk for bacterial infections, allergic reactions and irreversible eye sight loss.
The AOA offers the following recommendations for all contact lens wearers:
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