CooperVision Avaira contact lenses recalled

19 Nov

As the optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Dr. Henahan is committed to the safety and visual health of your eyes.  As part of that mission, he reposts information on recalls of eyecare and eyewear related products.  If you wear Avaira contact lenses, please read the following to ensure that your eyes are not threatened by wearing defective Avaira contact lenses.

defective lots of Avaira contact lensesFrom Consumer Reports: CooperVision has announced that it has expanded its worldwide recall of Avaira contact lenses to include Avaira Sphere lenses, after reports of wearers experiencing hazy vision and discomfort.

On its website, the company stated that the recall was due to the discovery of a residue (silicone oil) on certain Avaira lenses. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the presence of the residue can cause severe eye pain or eye injuries requiring medical treatment, in addition to just hazy vision or discomfort. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms.

It is unclear how many total sets of Avaira Sphere contact lenses are subject to this recall. The FDA states only that it is “a limited number of lots,” and there is no total provided by the company either.

In August, they recalled “limited lots” of Avaira Toric contact lenses. CooperVision has since identified and corrected the issue that caused that earlier recall.

They will continue to supply Avaira Sphere lenses that are not affected by the current recall.

You can visit the CooperVision recall site to enter the package lot number found on your contact lens carton or blister label, to find out if your lenses have been recalled. If your lenses are among the recalled lots, return them to the point of purchase or to your eye care practitioner.

For more information call CooperVision at 855-526-6737.

If you would like further assistance or an appointment, you may contact Spectrum Eyecare at 770-487-0667.

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