CJD - Opticians Ordered
To Toss Contacts After Each Use
By Adam Tanner

Opticians have been ordered to throw away test contact lenses after each use amid fears that they could transmit Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the Department of Health has said.
The Health Secretary Frank Dobson made the order in a bid to prevent the fatal brain condition after receiving advice from experts on the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC), a spokeswoman confirmed.
The move will mean that lenses intended for multiple use are discarded after just one test.