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Old 10-04-2011, 06:09 AM
 
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I'm hearing kids are buying colored contacts at places like flea markets, or the cash register counter at gas stations, and then putting them in their eyes. Is this a fad or normal for this area? (hearing about them doing it in Hutto) Evidently the contacts can be pink/blue, any color they want. Anyone know the deal on these things?
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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I don't think it is isolated to WilCo...that's a pretty common, albeit stupid, thing among kids these days. And sadly, it is one of the less dangerous "games" they play. I could tell some stories but I'll refrain. (That's my career - they aren't my kids!)
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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Funny that you post this because my son wanted a pair for Halloween and we said "no way."
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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Those things are really bad for your eyes. Not just because they are not shipped and sealed hygenically like a regular contact (and therefore you risk getting eye infections) but b/c they are basically PAINTED contacts. Regular prescription contacts, the kind you use to see better, are pourus, and allow the eye to "breathe". These contacts are not pourus at all, and cause the eye to dry out rather quickly.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Heights
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Those things are really bad for your eyes. Not just because they are not shipped and sealed hygenically like a regular contact (and therefore you risk getting eye infections) ...These contacts are not pourus at all, and cause the eye to dry out rather quickly.
This. We have a few ophthalmologists in the family and they say the same.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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