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Contact lenses purchased over Internet may place individuals at risk for harmful eyecare practices
Date:1/4/2008

and 91 percent of respondents respectively said they felt confident purchasing contact lenses from their familiar, reliable eye doctor or store. That number decreased to 77 percent when surveying individuals who made a purchase via the Internet.

Although buying contacts online can be more cost-effective and convenient, we strongly urge patients to understand that there are risks involved to wearing contact lenses, said Dr. Sclafani. Because of this, its necessary that patients visit their eye doctor on a regular basis and communicate any recent visual changes and discomfort experienced as a result of contact lens wear.


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Contact: Susan Thomas
slthomas@aoa.org
314-983-4263
American Optometric Association
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