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Are contact lens solutions regulated for safety or purity?

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The regulation of contact lens solutions falls under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA requires that manufacturers submit proof of efficacy, safety, and purity before they are permitted to distribute the product for sale.

If there are concerns that a contact lens solution is unsafe or not pure, the FDA has the power to order the manufacturer to recall a product and have it taken off the shelves.

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