FDA Takes Steps to Improve Contact Lens Safety
The FDA announced today that it is taking steps to improve contact lens safety by reminding consumers of the importance of following proper cleaning and storing procedures. The FDA reported that consumers who fail to follow instructions for the use of contact lens are at an increased risk of serious eye infections that can lead to blindness.
The FDA developed a new video on contact lens safety, which can be found on the FDA’s website (http://www.fda.gov/), along with an in- depth Consumer Update article. The video and the article stress to consumers the importance of emptying solution out of the contact lens case after each use, as well as using the rub- and –rinse method for added effectiveness. The FDA also provides additional contact lens care tips such as:
Do not reuses lens cleaning solution
Use a contact lens solution to clean, rinse , and then air dry contact lens cases after each use;
Do not expose contact lenses or lens storage cases to any type of water or other non- sterile solutions.
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