INFORMATION FOR - General Public
What are the dangers of “over-the-counter” tinted contact lenses?

Coloured, tinted or patterned contact lenses have become a popular cosmetic item. They are considered safe only if they are properly fit by a competent and skilled practitioner and cleaned and maintained in a proper fashion. Improperly fitted or maintained contact lenses can lead to an eye infection and possible permanent eye damage.

If your contact lenses were purchased from an on-line or retail company that did not personally fit them to your exact required specifications and provide appropriate and required follow-up examinations, you are at risk for potential eye damage and permanent loss of sight.

BEWARE: Do not share your contact lenses, contact lens case, eye makeup or any eye drops with another person due to the potential transmission bacteria and viruses that cause serious eye infection and permanent loss of sight.