Saturday, October 26, 2013
Feds Warning against Use of Comestic CLs
"With Halloween rapidly approaching, federal officials are warning the public about the dangers associated with counterfeit decorative contact lenses. Decorative and colored lenses are becoming increasingly popular, especially around this time of year," according to the News Herald. "Currently, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are working to seize counterfeit contact lenses, illegally imported decorative lenses and lenses unapproved by the FDA. This ongoing effort, which is being coordinated with the ICE-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in Washington, is being called 'Operation Double Vision.''Even though Halloween approaches, consumers shouldn’t let a good deal or great costume blind them to the dangers of counterfeit decorative contact lenses,' said HSI Executive Associate Director James Dinkins in a release. 'What’s truly scary is the damage these counterfeit lenses can do to your eyes for a lifetime.'” Read more. If customers/patients need more convincing, show them this FDA site.