When does something become a medical device?
Many people use medical devices as part of their daily lives but may be completely unaware of it. An example of this becomes increasingly relevant each October in the form of coloured contact lenses! Many Halloween celebrators using vibrant lenses may be oblivious that they could actually be popping sophisticated medical devices into their eyes. That is, if the contacts follow FDA guidance.
When I recently discovered the medical status of cosmetic lenses, I realised the important issue of safety and understanding the line between consumer products and medical devices.