Colored contact lenses can cause eye irritation
Doctors are warding residents planning to use colored contact lenses, that using cheap contact lenses can cause blindness if worn to long. One contact lens user when to an eye specialist when she experienced redness of the eyes, dryness and itching after using the contact lenses for three months.
The doctor told her she had inflammation of the cornea and was ordered to removed the lenses, three days after her eyes felt better. The contact lenses were bought at a small store in Dongmen and the blue contact lenses were imported from South Korea and can be worn for a year without problems. Colored lenses are fast becoming popular with young people and a lot of stores in Dongmen are selling them for 30 yuan. The contact lenses sold in small stores comes from Zhongwei Glasses Wholesale Market in Dongmen who bought the lenses in a factory in Guangzhou. Lenses tha are made in factories in Shenzhen and Dongguan are sold for 5 yuan a pair and sold for wholesale price of 10 yuan.
Many specialists are not sure of the quality of the lenses made in these factories and according to regulations contact lenses are regarded as a medical aid. Stores selling contact lenses should have approval from the drug administration authority. Shops selling contact lenses are following strict regulations an all lenses are manufacturing from qualified factories.
Unqualified contact lenses can cause diseases like conjunctivitis and keratitis, some lenses can even cause corneal ulcers and blindness. Doctors are advising residents to stop using contact lenses when irritations is experienced.