(Source: CDC) 1. Contact lenses are medical devices and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
2. Rigid, or hard, contact lenses made from plastic were first produced in the U.S. between 1938-1940
3. Soft contact lenses were first introduced to the U.S. in 1971
Ninety percent of contact lens wearers use soft contact lenses
|Eye Care Services||Contact Lenses - Orthokeratology, CRT Lenses, Eye Examination|
|Eye Diseases||Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Keratitis|
|Journal Topics||Eye Care|
|Medical Professionals||Eye Care Professionals (ECP)|
|Source Verified: Health News Organizations||CDC|
Your eyes are an important part of your health.
Most people rely on their Eyes to see and make sense of the world around them. But some Eye Diseases can lead to vision loss, so it is important to identify and treat eye diseases as early as possible.
You should get your eyes checked (by an Eye Doctor) as often as your health care provider recommends it, or if you have any new vision problems. And just as it is important to keep your body healthy, you also need to keep your eyes healthy.
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