Worldwide Recall Of Contact Lenses

DETROIT (WWJ) – In full cooperation with the United States Food and Drug Administration, CooperVision, Inc. is continuing to work with the FDA, distributors, customers, eye care practitioners and lens wearers to complete the worldwide recall initiated on August 19, 2011 on certain lots of Avaira™ Toric contact lenses.

The recall was initiated because of the unintended presence of a residue on certain lots of Avaira Toric lenses, which may cause hazy vision, discomfort, or eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

Since the initiation of the recall, the company has received some additional complaints of severe eye pain. Avaira Toric contact lens wearers that experience any symptoms should stop wearing the lenses immediately and speak with their eye care practitioner.

To date, the recall has impacted approximately 600,000 Avaira Toric contact lenses in the U.S.

If you wear Avaira Toric contact lenses and experience any symptoms, CooperVision recommends that you stop wearing the lenses immediately. Contact your eye care practitioner for advice.

Go to the CooperVision recall webpage at and enter the lot number of your package to determine whether your lenses have been recalled.

If your lenses have been recalled, immediately remove your existing lenses, discontinue lens wear; and return your lenses to your eye care practitioner or point of purchase.

For more information, contact the firm’s consumer hotline at 1-855-526-6737.

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