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Teen Trend Could Cause Blindness

AMARILLO, TEXAS - It's a popular trend among many area teens and local doctors say it's also becoming a common trend in the emergency room. Many young adults are skipping the doctor and looking other places for contact lenses, especially the ones with designs.

Doctor Chafin says many parents had no idea their child ever bought the contact lenses.

"Parents say wow you're eye is really red and irritated and they get here and there is some problems and that results in the lost of their vision for the rest of their life," she said.

With just a simple Google search NewsChannel 10 was able to purchase "bulls eye" contact lenses within a matter of seconds without a prescription.

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