Once again another contact lens recall. This is to let people that may be wearing the Cooper Vision Avaira contacts know that they may need to discontinue wear of these lenses until the problem is cleared up causing patients problems.
Nearly 5 million contact lenses shipped to consumers are being recalled by CooperVision Inc. in an expanded action that includes a second Avaira brand that may be contaminated with silicone oil residue and linked to blurred vision, eye injuries and severe pain.
CooperVision Inc. officials on Tuesday added Avaira Sphere contact lenses to an August recall of Avaira Toric lenses because certain lots failed to meet quality standards because of the oil residue.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a Class I warning about the products and pressured the company last month to increase public notice about the recall of nearly 780,000. Class I recalls are the most serious kind and involve problems in which there is a reasonable chance of serious adverse health consequences or death.
As of late October, the FDA had received at least 40 reports of problems associated with various CooperVision contact lenses, agency records show. Dozens of Avaira Toric users reported problems ranging from hazy vision and pain to severe injuries, including scratched corneas, which required emergency medical treatment
Consumers with problems or questions related to the recalls should contact the company at 1-855-526-6737. The firm says it has reached out to affected consumers to ensure their safety. www.TheEyewearGallery.com Dr. Warren Johnson/ Dr. Burt Bodan http://eyewear-gallery.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30150274 www.yelp.com/biz/eyewear-gallery-memphis-2 www.facebook.com/EyewearGallery, http://twitter.com/eyeweargallery