If your thinking about changing your look up with som colored eye contact lenses, you may want to think twice about that.
The llinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation says that a central Illinois convenience store had to recall 41 boxes and 54 single-lens non-prescription colored contact lenses on Tuesday after a school nurse reported to investigators that a student received minor eye injuries from wearing the contacts purchased at the store.
“Young people and their parents need to be aware that a prescription and proper fitting by a licensed professional is mandatory, even for colored, cosmetic contact lenses,” said Susan Gold, Acting Secretary, IDFPR. “Protecting consumers from unnecessary danger of infection is an important part of our responsibility as regulators.”
Here are some tips from the IDFPR for wearing your contact lenses safley
* Wear contact lenses only if they are fitted and prescribed by an eye-care professional.
* Do not purchase lenses from flea markets, beauty supply stores or costume shops.
* Never swim while wearing contact lenses. There is a risk of eye infection when contact lenses come into contact with bacteria found in pool water.
* Make sure lenses are properly cleaned, disinfected and stored.
* Wash your hands before handling your contact lenses.
* Never swap or share your contact lenses with anyone else.
* Never sleep while wearing contact lenses unless they are extended wear lenses specifically designed for that purpose.
* Follow manufacturer’s or eye-care professional’s instructions to replace and discard used lenses.