The Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lens, a single-use, disposable contacts that are prescribed for both near and far-sighted consumers with astigmatisms, has been recalled due to a manufacturing error. About 778,301 lenses were found to have silicone oil residue that caused adverse side effects, including:
- Hazy or blurry vision
- Discomfort to the eye
- Torn corneas
- Corneal abrasion
CooperVision, the manufacturers of the Avaira Toric contacts, first recalled the lenses in August, only notifying optometrists and retailers of the product. Unfortunately, many consumers found out about the recall after they were injured and sought medical attention.
The FDA recently upgraded the status of the recall to a Class I recall, meaning that they feel the product can cause serious adverse health consequences or even death.
Avaira Toric lenses are sold at Wal-Mart, Costco and Lenscrafters. If you or a loved one uses Avaira products, visit CooperVisions website to see if you have bought one of the recalled products. If you have been using Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lenses and have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, stop using the product immediately and then contact the defective product attorneys at Gordon & Doner to see if you have a claim.
At Gordon & Doner, we believe that manufacturers of dangerous products should be held accountable when consumers have been injured. Contact our defective product lawyers today at 1 (855) 722-2552 for a free and confidential consultation to explore your legal options.