Government advances measures to make cosmetic contact lenses safer

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

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Eye Care Associates Now Offers the New Air Optix Color Contact Lens- Color Contact Lens Wearers Rejoice

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Halloween Safety Alert: Costume Contact Lenses Can Damage Eyes

Dr. Lana Srur Wearing decorative contact lenses to enhance your Halloween costume may seem fun, but it can permanently damage vision. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine warns consumers that using decorative lenses without a prescription or a proper fitting by an eye-care professional carries serious risks to vision, [...]

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Halloween contact lenses can be a spell for your eyes

HOUSTON, Tx. — It’s as scary as it looks!  Party monsters, this Halloween beware of spooky contacts: doctors say they’ll make you cry. Starting at $10, contact lenses might help you transform into a zombie or a sexy vampire.   But the FDA warns that they can also result in infection, ulceration, long lasting vision loss [...]

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Consumers Beware: Buying Contact Lenses without a Prescription is Illegal and Dangerous

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In recent years, more Americans have been using decorative contact lenses to alter the appearance or color of the eyes. These contact lenses are often used as a costume accessory to change a person’s eye color or create an effect and have become increasingly popular around Halloween. These non-corrective, [...]

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