22 Jan '12, 9am

Coloured contact lenses come under closer scrutiny in China

A young woman in Beijing tries a contact lens at an eyewear store on Friday. Authorities will bring colored contact lenses under closer supervision to ensure health and safety. -- PHOTO: CHINA DAILY BEIJING / SHANGHAI (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Cosmetic contact lenses are being brought under close supervision of China's food and drug watchdog in order to make the products safer. Regulators have decided to classify cosmetic contact lenses, which can be used to enlarge wearers' pupils and change their eye colour, as 'medical apparatus'. As a result, the products will now be subject to regular supervision, the State Food and Drug Administration said in an announcement posted on its website on Thursday. The announcement said such contacts are not meant for correcting vision or other medical purposes and that their use has not been controlled in the past by medical admin...

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