21 CFR 886.5925 - Soft (hydrophilic) contact lens.

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§ 886.5925 Soft (hydrophilic) contact lens.

(a) Identification. A soft (hydrophilic) contact lens is a device intended to be worn directly against the cornea and adjacent limbal and scleral areas of the eye to correct vision conditions or act as a therapeutic bandage. The device is made of various polymer materials the main polymer molecules of which absorb or attract a certain volume (percentage) of water.

(b) Classification.

(1) Class II if the device is intended for daily wear only.

(2) Class III if the device is intended for extended wear.

(c) Date PMA or notice of completion of a PDP is required. As of May 28, 1976, an approval under section 515 of the act is required before a device described in paragraph (b)(2) of this section may be commercially distributed. See § 886.3.

[52 FR 33355, Sept. 2, 1987, as amended at 59 FR 10284, Mar. 4, 1994]

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Title 21 published on 2015-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 21 CFR Part 886 after this date.

  • 2015-09-22; vol. 80 # 183 - Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    1. 80 FR 57090 - Medical Devices; Ophthalmic Devices; Classification of the Oral Electronic Vision Aid
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Food and Drug Administration
      Final order.
      This order is effective September 22, 2015. The classification was applicable on June 18, 2015.
      21 CFR Part 886