Do you need a prescription for Halloween contact lenses?
Yes — while novelty contacts are designed for fun, they still are considered medical devices and cannot be purchased legally in the United States without a contact lens prescription.
You must see your eye doctor for a contact lens exam to have them properly fitted and prescribed, even if you have perfect eyesight and don’t need corrective eye wear.
Contact lenses — including special-effect lenses — are not a “one size fits all.” A poor lens fit can lead to eye infection, corneal ulcer, decreased vision and even blindness. Photo credit: By User:DW1979 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo credit: By User:DW1979 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons