Two marketers of non-corrective, cosmetic contact lenses have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated federal law by selling contact lenses without prescriptions, according to a press release from the FTC.

The FTC's proposed settlements would prohibit BeWild Inc. and Pretty Eyes LLC from selling contact lenses without either obtaining prescriptions or verifying prescriptions directly from the prescribers. The settlements would also require both companies to maintain proper records of prescriptions and verifications in accordance with the Contact Lens Rule, the release said.

In addition, BeWild Inc. will be prohibited from misrepresenting that contact lenses can be sold without a prescription and will be required to pay a civil penalty of $11,000.

The majority of a $25,000 civil penalty ordered for Pretty Eyes LLC has been waived, except for a $2,500 fee, due to the company's financial condition, according to the release.

The FTC voted unanimously to refer the complaints and proposed consent decrees to the Department of Justice for filing, the release said.