The FDA strongly discourages the use of non-prescribed decorative contact lenses, otherwise known as “fashion” contact lenses, which don’t correct vision, but only change the way eyes look. The FDA has cited dozens of reports of corneal ulcers (abrasions which can rapidly lead to vision-threatening infections) and other eye injuries linked to the products. The agency indicated that the unapproved and non-prescribed lenses sometimes led to injury that required corneal transplants to save eyesight.
With this in mind, consumers shouldn’t wear decorative lenses unless they are properly prescribed and fitted by an eye care professional. The FDA has approved the prescription-only sale of some contact lenses for cosmetic use, such as colored lenses that are used to alter eye color. FDA approval of contact lenses guarantees that the lenses were made under sterile conditions. It requires that consumers be told how to insert and care for the lenses in a way that minimizes chances of harmful effects.
If you demand nothing less than excellent care and results, then choose MAYO EYE CENTER. You’re in great hands; we have been setting the highest standards for many years. You get experience and the latest technology. Our entire staff is extremely qualified and experienced in eye care. Let us help make your life a little brighter. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 662-234-3937. We’re located at 2890 South Lamar Blvd.