Government warns about counterfeit colored contact lenses

Oct 23, 2014 12:35 PM by KATC

Federal law enforcement agencies are warning people ahead of Halloween to be wary of where they get their decorative and colored contact lenses, which have become popular in recent years around the holiday.

Bryan Cox, spokesman for the federal Department of Homeland Security, said his agency along with others have been working to seize shipments of counterfeit lenses as part of Operation Double Vision because of the health risks associated with the lenses, some of which are sold at gas stations, novelty shops, beauty salons and online. Cox said they do this

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Decorative Contact Lenses Can Be Dangerous Addition To Halloween Costume

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Wearing decorative contact lenses could be a dangerous accessory to your Halloween costume. While they may seem fun, they 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, potentially leading to blindness.

Often painted in vivid patterns, these

Source: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/10/18/decorative-contact-lenses-can-be-dangerous-addition-to-halloween-costume/

Blind ref? NFL official reinserts contact lenses

Gene Steratore is happy that he can see again. (USATSI)
Gene Steratore is happy that he can see again. (USATSI)

You know that old joke about some witty soul from the stands of a football/baseball game who sees a referee/umpire make a call against that patron’s team and yells out, “Yo ref/ump, do you need to borrow my glasses?”

Turns out referee Gene Steratore could have actually used the help in the first quarter of the Colts-Bengals game.

That’s because the game had to be slightly delayed because Steratore

Source: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24759049/referee-gene-steratore-temporarily-cant-see-reinserts-contact-lenses

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

Source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/government-advances-measures-cosmetic-contact-144000774.html

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

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