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Woman Buys Colored Contacts at Flea Market and Now is Permanently Blind

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Liza Garcia purchased a set of cosmetic colored contacts from a Lubbock flea market and three days later the contacts have left her legally blind.

She noticed her eyes itching, burning and becoming swollen that’s when she decided to go to the ER. The contacts she bought were not for vision but are for cosmetics use only. The Bella brand cosmetic contacts are sold in different colors to change the appearance of your eye color. The Bella contacts caused Liza to have a bacterial infection in both eyes leaving them with ulcers and scar tissue.

The Food and Drug Administration says you need a prescription to wear these decorative lenses and they have many warnings about cosmetic contacts. Here’s a statement posted on their website about the use of cosmetic contacts:

“But you need a prescription to avoid eye injury. Before buying decorative lenses, here’s what you should know.

They are not cosmetics or over-the-counter merchandise. They are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Places that advertise them as cosmetics or sell them over-the-counter, without a prescription, are breaking the law.

They are not “one size fits all.” An eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) must measure each eye to properly fit the lenses and evaluate how your eye responds to contact lens wear.”

Liza has now filed a lawsuit against the makers of the contacts, the National Lubbock Flea Market and the person who sold her the contacts. For the full story check out Everythinglubbock.com.

Have you seen or bought Bella contacts here in Amarillo?

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