24.05.2010

Wearers of illegal contact lenses "looking for trouble"

Wearers of illegal contact lenses "looking for trouble"

By Alexa Kaczka

People who wear contact lenses which are not official are asking for trouble and may suffer the consequences later in life, it has been claimed.

Dan Kelly, writing for the Reading Eagle, pointed to one case of a 13-year-old boy who suffered problems after purchasing contact lenses from a dubious supplier and not following the correct instructions.

Mr Kelly pointed out that people who buy coloured contact lenses to change the tone of their eyes or eons with patterns on should be extra careful to ensure they are official and also make sure the lens is the correct fit for their eyes.

He explained: "What"s worse is these kids, and even adults, buy them without any care or instructions or professional guidance to see if they should even have a contact lens on their eye."

Recently, optometrist Dr Jill Bryant told WRAL.com that many people have purchased coloured contact lenses from places such as petrol stations and gone on to regret the decision because the products were not safe or certified.

by Emily Tait


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