CooperVision expands list of contact lenses recalled from the market

18/11/2011

CooperVision, in consultation with Health Canada, is expanding the product list of their voluntary worldwide recall of contact lenses. Health Canada is working with the company to identify which products on the Canadian market are affected by the recall.

This recall is due to the presence of a residue (silicone oil) on certain encore100 contact lenses. According to the company, the presence of the residue may cause hazy vision or discomfort, severe eye pain or eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

CooperVision is recommending that consumers stop wearing the affected lenses immediately and contact their eye care practitioner for advice.

Health Canada recommends consumers consult with their healthcare practitioner with any questions or concerns regarding the use of these contact lenses.

Health Canada has been advised by CooperVision they have taken corrective action to fix the problem associated with the use of their products. Health Canada is monitoring the voluntary recall by CooperVision and, should any additional information be identified, will take appropriate action and inform Canadians.

For more information on this recall, and how to report a complaint, visit Health Canada​.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah Snowdon
Specialist, Communications CNIB
​T: (416) 486-2500 ext 7157
E: sarah.snowdon@cnib.ca

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