Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pressure Growing on CooperVision and its Avaira Toric Lens

"A maker of more than half a million recalled contact lenses blamed for reports of corneal tears and other injuries acknowledged Wednesday that some of its users may have experienced '"severe eye pain,'" according to MSNBC. "Officials with CooperVision Inc. of Fairport, N.Y., urged wearers of Avaira Toric contact lenses who believe they’ve suffered harm to stop the using the products, which were first voluntarily recalled on Aug. 19 because of problems with residue left behind during manufacturing."Read more.

Forbes applied a different slant to the story, noting that "One of the nation's largest eye care companies is stepping up efforts to publicize the recall of more than a half-million contact lenses after coming under pressure from federal health regulators. CooperVision issued its second announcement Wednesday on an August recall of 600,000 Avaira Toric contact lenses linked to pain, red eye and blurred vision by wearers." Read more.

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