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Contact Lenses

Question for Department of Health

UIN 210233, tabled on 13 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with eye infections caused by sub-standard contact lenses.

Answered on

20 October 2014

No estimation has been made of the number of people with eye infections caused by sub-standard contact lenses.

Prescription contact lenses must comply with the Medical Devices Directive and must carry a CE marking to denote compliance with the Directive.