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ATTORNEY GENERAL MYERS FILES AGREEMENT WITH MID-K BEAUTY SUPPLY FOR UNLAWFULLY SELLING PRESCRIPTION-ONLY COSMETIC CONTACT LENSES

August 31, 2007

Attorney General Hardy Myers today filed his third settlement agreement with an Oregon retailer for selling prescription-only cosmetic contact lenses without proper qualifications. Named in an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) filed in Marion County Circuit Court are Portland store owners Kim Woon P. and Kim Seung Eun, both of Beaverton, doing business as Mid-K Beauty Supply. The agreement admits no violation of law.

"This is the third case undertaken by the Department of Justice in which, acting on a referral by the Oregon Board of Optometry, we effectively stopped an unqualified retailer from unlawfully selling prescription-only cosmetic contact lenses to the public," Myers said. "This should send a clear message to Oregon's entire retail community that one must be qualified to sell prescription contact lenses. In this case, store owners not only mislead customers by implying they were qualified to sell the lenses but they endangered the health of the public by failing to demonstrate proper eye care when using them."

Under the settlement, the retailer agrees to stop selling the prescription-only cosmetic contact lenses and will no longer represent that they are qualified to sell the lenses. Together, Woon P. and Eun paid $3,350 to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Consumer Protection and Education Fund.

Consumers wanting more information about this case or others concerning the sale of prescription-only cosmetic contact lenses may call the Attorney General's consumer hotline at (503) 378-4320 (Salem area only), (503) 229-5576 (Portland area only) or toll-free at 1-877-877-9392. DOJ is online at www.doj.state.or.us.

Contact:

Jan Margosian, (503) 947-4333 (media line only) jan.margosian@doj.state.or.us |
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