What’s Lurking in Your Decorative Lenses?

Buying decorative contact lenses at novelty shops or online may have consumers seeing red—but for the all the wrong reasons. According to Popular Science, the FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center found disturbing results while testing decorative, non-corrective contact lenses in the lab. Researchers discovered 60 percent of the suspected counterfeit lenses under review tested positive for […]

Coalition Raises Vision Health Concerns with FTC

The Coalition for Patient Vision Safety recently met with Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen to discuss the agency’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. First issued in 2004, the Rule increases patients’ ability to shop around when buying contact lenses. Building upon the Coalition’s comments submitted in January, members raised concerns […]

Event Recap: Protecting Patient Health in an Era of Patient Choice

In the era of patient choice, ensuring federal policies protect patients from deceptive marketing practices is essential, especially when it comes to prescription products. With over 40 million adults wearing contact lenses today, the Coalition for Patient Care Vision Safety is seeking to shine light on such marketing loopholes that exist in the marketplace. In […]

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