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The risk of weird eyes. (Stateline).

The desire for exotic eyes is imperiling kids' eyesight, causing corneal ulcers--abrasions that can lead to infections--and other injuries. The weird eyes come in the form of contact lenses that come in patterns that include zebras, cat eyes, alien and NFL logos. They can be bought over-the-counter, at flea markets and via the Internet. Over the past two years, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina and Florida have ordered stores to stop over-the-counter sales of the lenses. Illinois authorities have made nine arrests for unregulated sales.
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Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3IL
Date:May 1, 2003
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