What you need to know about cheap Halloween contacts
Searching for the cheapest wacky contact lenses to scare your friends at Halloween?
Before rushing out to buy a pair of cheap Halloween contacts, there are certain things you need to know.
The most important thing is that your eyes are precious and you should not put anything on or in them without visiting an optician first. There are many online retailers selling fashion contacts from as little as $20 per PAIR but these could harm your eyes unless you do some research.
Red Vampire contacts
Halloween vampire contact lenses are classed by the FDA as medical devices whether they correct your vision or not. Most cheap cosmetic contacts are sold in PLANO form meaning they do not correct vision as they have zero power.
As a result, many internet sellers call their products "fashion accessories" to imply that their products don't need to conform to certain standards of manufacture.
These fashion contact lenses have become increasingly popular due to TV series such as Twilight, True Blood and Supernatural, but the special effect lenses worn by actors in these series are high quality theatrical grade and these COST MONEY - upwards of $135 PER lens.
But young people, the main target audience for cheap Halloween contacts (after all, parents are never going to pay $200+ for a quality pair of scary contacts), can't afford to pay high prices so are a willing audience for many of the cheap scary options available on the net.
A few things you need to know about crazy cheap Halloween contacts:
Always look for websites that offer lenses in both prescription (for vision correction) AND non-prescription form as these are most likely to conform to FDA standards. The ones that only sell plano lenses with zero power are usually the ones with ultra cheap prices and sub standard quality.
Those that do, like ExtremeSFX.com, have comprehensive FAQ and information pages, reminding customers to have their eyes tested first as it is illegal to sell contact lenses without a prescription.