There's A Crackdown On Popular Colored Contact Lenses

There's A Crackdown On Popular Colored Contact Lenses

Some colored contact lenses that people are buying over the counter at beauty supply and novelty stores to complete their Halloween look — or just in general — are being sold illegally and could be dangerous, law enforcement officials say.The Department of Justice has charged Geo Medical, a Korean company that makes decorative and colored contact lenses, with "illegally bringing contact lenses into the United States by dramatically undervaluing shipments in documents submitted to customs officials." It also charged operators of the store Takashima in Los Angeles and Orange counties with illegally selling colored lenses without prescriptions.Colored contacts "are medical devices," according to the FDA. "Places that advertise them as cosmetics or sell them over the counter, withou