Articles of Interest

October 23, 2009 – Opticians Council of Canada Warns Against Purchasing Cosmetic Contact Lenses From A Non-Licensed Professional – When it comes to Halloween safety, parents may consider their kids’ costumes and whether to attach reflectors, checking candy is appropriately wrapped and safe to eat, but what about their eyes?

October 2009 – October Is Eye Health Month – Did you know that 1 in 6 children have a vision problem that could lead to learning disabilities?

Health Canada Warns Public About Coloured Contact Lenses
OTTAWA – Health Canada, in consultation with the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Opticians Association of Canada, the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian Association of Chain Drugstores, is warning consumers of serious safety concerns with the use of non-corrective coloured contact lenses, also commonly known as “cosmetic” contacts.

FDA Warns Consumers Against Using Decorative Contact Lenses Obtained Without a Prescription or Professional Fitting
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about serious risks of permanent eye injury, potentially leading to blindness, presented by non-corrective, decorative contact lenses distributed without a prescription and without proper fitting by an eye care professional.

Sunglasses: More Than a Fashion Statement
July 2008 – With all the focus on protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, it’s good to remember that your eyes need protection too. Courtesy – MSN Health & Fitness.

Injunction Filed by College of Opticians of British Columbia
College of Opticians of British Columbia files an injunction against Coastal Contacts Ltd. and Clearly Contacts Ltd. for the illegal sale of contact lenses over the Internet.

Recommended Frequency of Eye Health Examinations
The Canadian Ophthalmological Society has recently published an evidence-based practice guideline for periodic eye examination in adults.

source: http://opticians.ca