20 Jul '11, 8am

The Health Sciences Authority's official public alert to counterfeit contact lenses.

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public on its detection of counterfeit coloured contact lenses being sold in local optical shops because of public health and safety concerns. The counterfeits were fraudulently labelled as “FreshLook® ColorBlends®” Contact Lenses from CIBA VISION and found to be unsafe and of poor quality. These lenses are sold for aesthetic purposes and the correction of short sightedness. This is the first case of counterfeit contact lenses being sold by optical shops in Singapore. 2 HSA was notified of the counterfeit lenses by CIBA VISION in mid June 2011. The company was first alerted to this when it received stocks of “FreshLooks® ColorBlends®” contact lenses for exchange from several optical shops. Upon investigations, CIBA VISION confirmed that these products were counterfeits as they were not manufactured by them. 3 T...

Full article: http://www.hsa.gov.sg/publish/hsaportal/en/news_events/pr...

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