Industry retailers and wholesalers are taking measures to decrease health risks concerning the use and handling of decorative or colored contacts, asserts MagicAngelEyes.com, a Dallas, TX based online distributor. The site staff report that major manufacturers of the lenses are working to increase consumer awareness of proper usage and care for contacts, through specialty sites and related resources.
These comments come in response to some health advisories, such as one reported on Nippon TV news in Asia, that the popular lenses may cause “a rising number of eye ailments associated with trendy color contact lenses.” The story noted health authorities themselves were issuing pamphlets to show contact users how to wash their lenses, and other tips. “Consumers need to know that permanent eye damage can occur from using non-prescription circle lenses,” says Dr. Thomas Steinemann of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “Personally, I have seen far too many serious cases in both children and adults from using decorative lenses.”
Doctors also note that color contacts are often purchased online without a prescription, which authorities say may contribute to eye ailments. Besides legal issues involved in the order depending on the jurisdiction, say industry observers, the non-prescribed lenses may affect the vision of users who need the prescription version. MagicAngelEyes.com staff informs consumers to obtain their lenses only from reputable distributors or outlets, and to ask their optometrist for which color lenses may be best, because they are proficient in harmonizing lenses with faces. It is also suggested that consumers get their doctor’s permission to try contact lens for a short period of time so that they become sure if they are right for them.
Magicangeleyes.com, is an online resource that offers wholesale goods, primarily plano color cosmetic lenses.