Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 13:48 EDT

Latest Circle Contact Lens Stories

2013-10-21 12:27:28

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - While white irises or cat eye pupils might seem like a cool trick to enhance this year's Halloween costume, it is no treat when serious eye damage occurs. The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) warn that vision loss, sometimes permanent, can result from improper use of cosmetic contact lenses. Decorative (plano) lenses do not correct vision but change...

2013-10-03 16:23:15

Selling lenses without a prescription is illegal and can put consumers' eye health at risk, warns the American Optometric Association ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some Halloween enthusiasts may wear decorative contact lenses, which can change a person's eye color or create the effect of a character like a cat, zombie, or vampire, as part of their costume. However, if these lenses are bought without a prescription from an eye doctor, they could lead to serious health...

2012-10-25 15:24:38

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year when many teens and adults are beginning their search for the perfect Halloween costume and are now looking to complement their attire with nonprescription decorative contact lenses. "These lenses are becoming increasingly popular and should not just be viewed as a fashion accessory," said Dr. Sandy T. Feldman of Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center. "If you are not being responsible while wearing these non prescriptive...

2012-10-01 06:26:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Health and State today warned that it is against the law to sell decorative or cosmetic contact lenses without a prescription and that using unfitted lenses can pose a serious health risk. Such lenses are popular during the Halloween season. "If contacts are not obtained with a prescription from a properly trained and licensed health care professional, they can be dangerous due to improper fit," said...

2011-08-02 08:02:00

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle lens are colored contact lenses designed to enlarge the iris of the eye as well as changing the color of the iris. Concerns about their effects on eyesight rise up again after a girl from New York lost her sight using illegally purchased colored lenses. Although circle lenses are not approved by the FDA yet, and are illegal to be sold in the US without a professional license, their popularity is just soaring up nowadays. In the...