Wydanie 3/2009

The CLEER Project (Contact Lens European Evidence Reporting) www.cleer-project.eu

Only 4 months left until the end of the project ? December 31st, 2009! Appeal for more Eye Care Professionals to take part Brussels, September 1st, 2009

Summary: The www.cleer-project.eu was launched on June 1st 2008. Today, with only 4 months left, Eye Care Professionals (ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians) from over 22 countries have entered 450 reports. Thanks to the co-operation with national programs in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, the organizers expect to add another 250 reports. While satisfactory, the more reports are entered, the more convincing our data will be. The deadline for submitting reports is December 31st 2009. Keep in mind: All adverse incidents going back to June 1st 2008 can still be reported. The objectives of CLEER are straightforward: to provide factual data i.e. evidence about significant incidents in Europe with contact lenses (including plano cosmetic lenses). to use this data to factually support discussions with European and national authorities to regulate the supply of contact lenses in order to ensure the best protection of the public. to use this data to factually support the request to European authorities to regulate plano cosmetic contact lenses as medical devices in order to ensure the best protection of the public. While consumer safety is........


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