Counterfeit & Illegal Halloween Contact LensesVampfangs
At Vampfangs, safety is our #1 priority. We value our customers and their vision above all else. We want to pass along some info to you about the dangers of counterfeit and illegal Halloween contact lenses. The findings of the investigation covered here are not shocking to us, but they are extremely troubling. This could have major consequences for you if you are one of the unlucky buyers on the other end of the transaction. We don’t always get to see proof of all the dangers we warn you about, so whenever we do, we want to share it with you.
Illegal Halloween Contact Lenses – Operation Double Vision
In October 2016, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that they joined forces with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They launched Operation Double Vision, aimed at cracking down on the illegal importation and distribution of counterfeit contact lenses. Their seizures as of the date of printing totaled around 100,000 pairs of illegal lenses. They targeted these lenses because they pose a significant health and safety hazard to the American public.
Troubling Test Results
Testing on the seized contact lenses returned some pretty disturbing results.
“Several investigations into the trafficking of counterfeit and unapproved contact lenses have included testing, which has revealed high levels of bacteria that could cause significant health problems. The presence of bacteria and other toxins are the result of poor sanitary conditions during packaging and improper storage during the shipping process. Additionally, the coloring on decorative contact lenses may be made of lead-based materials that leach directly into the eye.”
Protect Yourself Against Counterfeit Contact Lenses
Gothika is America’s most trusted brand of theatrical contact lenses. Their popularity has led to an explosion of websites and stores that carry the brand. It is sometimes very difficult to know whether or not you are purchasing an authentic pair of Gothika contacts. While these tips aren’t bulletproof, they will help you to ensure you are buying authentic contacts from a legal reseller.
1. Never purchase any contact lenses online from a store that sells you contacts without verifying your prescription.
2. Never purchase any contact lenses from anyone in person that doesn’t require prescription verification.
3. Never purchase any contact lenses from anyone that refers to their lenses as “non prescription Halloween contacts.”
The Vampfangs Promise To You
Vampfangs always carries only FDA Cleared, legal contact lenses. We never compromise your safety by selling illegal Halloween contact lenses.
Vampfangs always gets approval from your eye doctor. We never ignore the law or regulations put in place to protect you.
Vampfangs always obtains contact lenses straight from the lab in the U.S.. We never use middlemen or questionable sources.
We hope that the info in this post will help you understand the very real risks involved with using questionable contact lenses. If the price of the “cheap halloween contacts” you are shopping for seems too good to be true, then it probably is. If you are serious about safety, then shop with Vampfangs.
Don’t compromise your safety by purchasing from illegal sellers, whether they are located in the United States of overseas. Protect your eyes. You only get one pair.
For more details and information about this, check out the article about Operation Double Vision. Quote above was cited from the article found at the same link.