29 Dec '11, 3am
Users of coloured contact lenses risk getting serious infections that can damage eyes: Report
Those using coloured contact lenses risk having serious eye infections that can later lead to damaged eyeballs. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FENG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Those using coloured contact lenses risk having serious eye infections that can later lead to damaged eyeballs, reported Sin Chew Daily. Quoting a report from Hong Kong's The Sun newspaper, it claimed that four types of coloured lenses with prints of smiley face, pink leopard, stars and cat's eye can damage the eyeballs. Experts examined the lenses and found that the colours and prints were only on the surface of the lenses and their distribution was not balanced. Furthermore, they also believed that it would discolour once the user rubs the lenses.