Fake lenses can seriously damage your eyes. If you can stomach seeing a really gross infected eyeball, visit the Geo Police. This is a blog dedicated to calling out sellers of counterfeit lenses, and showing consumers what the authentic Geo Medical counterfeit detection sticker should look like.
Why is it so important to use only authentic lenses?
Consider this, have you ever bought a knock off handbag, maybe a Cuess, or Vuis Luitton? These bags look similar to the real thing but are made of cheaper materials, using cheaper manufacturing methods. These bags often end up with malfunctioning zippers, handles that break off, and liners that are easily torn. The same can be said about counterfeit lenses, but with much more devastating consequences than having to carry your purse home with no strap.
Fake lenses are often made using clear, daily disposable or three month disposable lenses, which are cheaper than yearly disposables. Using daily disposable contact lenses for a year could have serious effects on your eyes, especially dehydrating the eyes. The method that the colour is applied to the lens is different as well.
Links to Geo Medical's fake lens alerts:
17mm Fake Geo Lenses
Fake Anti-Fake Seal and Website