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Watch Out For These Contact Lenses

POSTED ON August 15, 2011

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Sales of contact lenses without a prescription have been banned since 2005.  But the trend still continues. A simple Google search locates hundreds of online retailers offering such products.  What some consumers don’t realize is that contact lenses are a medical device and must be prescribed by a certified Indiana eye care professional. The American Optometric Association (AOA) is joining with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase awareness about the dangers of non-prescription contact lenses.  The potential dangers associated with such behavior far outweigh any ...

Sales of contact lenses without a prescription have been banned since 2005.  But the trend still continues.

A simple Google search locates hundreds of online retailers offering such products.  What some consumers don’t realize is that contact lenses are a medical device and must be prescribed by a certified Indiana eye care professional.

The American Optometric Association (AOA) is joining with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase awareness about the dangers of non-prescription contact lenses.  The potential dangers associated with such behavior far outweigh any fashionable benefit.

Wearing cosmetic contact lenses can cause infections, irritations and inflammations.  There are some cases where the eye tissue can’t be repaired because of the permanent injury caused by the lenses.

Before you consider cosmetic contact lenses, see Dr. Tavel for a comprehensive eye exam.  Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates can provide you with a valid contact prescription.  It’s important to follow all wear and care instructions with contact lenses.

Don’t let a cheap $20 pair of cosmetic contact lenses cost you to lose your vision for life!

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