Vision Health Professionals Welcome Proposed New Regulations
OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, in a move widely supported by optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada will be consulting on new guidance for industry that will lead to non-corrective or ‘cosmetic’ contact lenses being regulated as medical devices.
‘Cosmetic’ contact lenses (also called decorative lenses) are used to change the colour or appearance of the eyes and are typically sold by costume and cosmetic retailers. Until now, these types of lenses have been regulated as consumer products. However