Vision Health Professionals Applaud Government’s Decision To Classify Non-Corrective ‘Cosmetic’ Contact Lenses As Class II Medical Devices

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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CAO, COS, OAC
On July 30, 2015, the federal Health Minister, Hon. Rona Ambrose, announced the decision to advance regulations that will require the same medical device safety standards for non-corrective or 'cosmetic' contact lenses as prescription or corrective contact lenses, in accordance with Private Member’s Bill C-313, An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act (non-corrective contact lenses). The new regulations relating to non-corrective contact lenses are set to come into effect July 16, 2016.