Monday, October 14, 2013
Hawaii Warns of Risks from Cosmetic CLs
"As the Halloween season approaches, the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) wants consumers to be aware of the risks associated with wearing cosmetic, non-corrective contact lenses that are purchased without a valid prescription," reports Kohn2.com. "State officials says using the wrong contacts can cause injury, infection and even possible blindness if the quality is questionable or they are fitted or worn incorrectly. In 2008, the state passed a law prohibiting sales of non-prescription contact lenses in Hawaii. However, these lenses are still being marketed illegally as fashion or Halloween accessories at beauty salons, swap meets, convenience stores; through on-line businesses; and even by individuals advertising on the Internet." Read more.