FDA warning about kids and contacts

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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 10:53 am

The Food and Drug Administration has a warning for parents.

kids and contact lenses are not always the best fit.

FDA researchers cite a 2010 study in the journal “PEDIATRICS.”

It looked at the number of children taken to the emergency room each year for complications related to medical devices.

About 25% of the injuries were found to be related to contact lenses.

The most typical problems are infections and eye abrasions, which are often caused by a lack of hygiene.

That’s why the FDA is warning parents who are considering contacts

for their children to gauge their child’s maturity level and whether

they can handle the daily responsibility.

You can find more information on the FDA’s consumer update on kids and contact lenses at www.FDA.gov.

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