I just got back from my eye doctor, who I haven’t seen in four years (I’m not lazy, I’m just broke) and at the end of our session, he asked me, “You’re taking your contacts out every day, right?” and I said, “Of course not, they’re extended wear!” And he said, “Not anymore – the FDA recalled them all.” Huh? When did THIS happen?
Then he told me, people were having problems with extended wear, in particular, something about blood vessels growing in the cornea due to lack of oxygen, which makes you, well, go blind. He said he found “ghosting” of vessels in my eyes – good enough for me! :eek: – and while there’s a couple types of extended wear that are now FDA-approved, it’s only been in the last few months that they’ve been available.
Hmm, looking for what my question is…oh yeah…when did this FDA recall take place?? I don’t always follow the news very closely, but you’d think a story like THIS would get tons of press, like Fen-Phen or the whole silicone implant thing…I know all about those, and I’m not fat nor do I have small breasts. So what’s the story here?