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.