The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan this week issued a public warning following an increase in the number of reports regarding small cornea injuries sustained by users of colored contact lenses.
The lenses have recently become especially popular among young Japanese women.
According to results from a study of 17 different mail order and over the counter color contact brands conducted by the center, six of the companies had not been approved for business license and practices by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, TBS reported Friday.
Furthermore, from 2008 to 2013, of the 541 complaints received by the center from wearers of colored contact lenses, 80% of them were customers who experienced problems after buying their contacts online.
The center has asked that citizens consult a trained ophthalmologist for proper instructions when considering purchasing colored contacts.© Japan Today