If you see contact lenses being sold by retailers not requiring a prescription, cosplay characters female you can report the retailer to the FDA. Dr. Steinemann also warns that counterfeit lenses are common if you’re buying through an illegal outlet. Illegally sold circle lenses bypass several crucial safeguards, such as a lens fitting and instructions about wear and care that are specific to you, your eyes and the contacts you are prescribed. In the U.S., it has been illegal to sell contact lenses without a prescription since 2005. Federal law classifies all contact lenses as medical devices and restricts their distribution to licensed eye care professionals.