A brand of contact lenses that were “quietly” recalled in August may be causing vision problems from blurry vision to torn corneas, according to MSNBC.
Federal health officials are considering issuing a public warning about Avaira Toric contact lenses, which are made by CooperVision Inc. and sold at Wal-Mart, LensCrafters and Costco.
“Absent prompt and adequate communication by CooperVision, the FDA may independently share its concerns about Avaira Toric contact lenses,” FDA spokeswoman Morgan Liscinsky said in an e-mail.
That would be probably be wise, since as far as the FDA’s website is concerned – the recall still doesn’t exist. As of today (October 11), there is still nothing listed under “All Recalls” for either CooperVision or Avaira Toric.
According to a statement on the CooperVision website, the company issued a voluntary recall on “limited lots” of the lenses because of “the unintended presence of a residue on certain lenses” on August 19th. However, they did not provide a full list of retailers or a complete list of the affected lots.
Are you using Avaira Toric lenses? If so, consult your optometrist as soon as possible to make sure you aren’t at risk!