Non-Corrective Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Publication Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2013
Author: 
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Pages: 
2
Non-corrective cosmetic contact lenses are used to change the colour or appearance of the eyes. Like contact lenses used for visual correction, cosmetic contact lenses can pose a risk of harm due to improper fit, use, or care. Complications such as corneal abrasions, inflammatory reactions, and potentially serious corneal infiltrations or infections can occur (sterile or infectious infiltrative keratitis). Some of these complications can be visually threatening. Updated August 2017