Website Agrees to Stop Selling Contact Lenses Without Prescriptions

Woman putting in her contact lenses
Woman putting in her contact lenses

The owner of a website that sold cosmetic contact lenses to consumers without prescriptions reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to stop the practice.

Da Young Kim and her Duluth, Ga.-based company Gothic Lens LLC, sold theatrical and Halloween-themed cosmetic contact lenses online. The website, Gothiclens.com, is now offline, but examples of its products can be seen here.

The FTC accused Kim and Gothic Lens, who also did business as Kim Lens Sales, of violating federal law by selling contact lenses without obtaining prescriptions from consumers. The defendants also broke the law by failing to verify prescriptions and keeping inadequate records.