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  • Contact Lense Recall
    October 19 2011

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced CooperVision, Inc. has voluntarily recalled Avaira Toric Soft Contact lenses manufactured from November 2, 2010 through August 3, 2011.  There were approximately 778,301 lenses distributed.

    The lenses have been recalled due to an unintended presence of a silicone oil residue on the lenses.  Symptoms may range from hazy, blurry vision, discomfort, to eye injuries requiring medical treatment. 

    Consumers can check whether they have the recalled lenses by going to the CooperVision recall web page at http://www.coopervision.com/recall1, and enter the package lot number to determine whether the lenses have been recalled or contact the toll-free consumer hotline at 1-855-526-6737.

    Consumers should return their lenses to their eye care practitioner if they have the affected contact lenses. In addition, if a consumer who is wearing Avaira Toric contact lenses and experiences any symptoms, it is recommended that they stop wearing the lenses immediately and contact their eye care practitioner for advice.

    This is a class 1 recall.  Class 1 recall Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

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