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Report adverse events involving novelty CLs to FDA, AOA urges

July 30, 2012

With a growing number of websites and small retailers continuing to illegally offer decorative, non-corrective contact lenses for sale without prescription, optometrists should be diligent in reporting all adverse events associated with such lenses to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, according to the AOA Advocacy Group.

Information may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch program by phone at 800-FDA-1088, by fax at 800-FDA-0178, online at www.fda.gov/medwatch, or by mail to 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787.

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