CooperVision’s Avaira® Sphere contact lens recall affects a far broader geographic audience than was hit by the earlier Avaira® Toric recall.

The Toric recall affected contact lens wearers in seven countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain and the USA. In contrast, the recalled Avaira® Sphere contact lenses were supplied to 69 countries in North America, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

CooperVision has published an international website where consumers can find out whether their packages of Avaira® Sphere and Avaira® Toric contact lenses are affected by the recall. Anyone who wears Avaira® contact lenses and lives in one of the 69 countries should check the status of their lenses immediately.

I’m told by Denise Powell, speaking on behalf of CooperVision, that Avaira® Sphere contact lenses are sold under different brand names in certain countries. Contact lens wearers using any of the following brands should check the CooperVision international website to determine whether their lenses are affected: Ascend Evolve, Betaview 2 weekly, Clear Choice Premium Plus 14 Day, Easyvision Elite Fortnightly, Prevue Platinum, ProActive Premium, Softview Fortnightly Plus, Trio2 Premium 2 week, See and Save 2 Week, VisionPlus Fortnightly, Encore 100, and BioComfort XO.

Some of the countries affected by the CooperVision recall have posted recall notices with more specific details, including other brand names under which the recalled contact lenses are sold. Please follow the live links for more details:

  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia:- Avaira (enfilcon A) Sphere Contact Lenses. Also marketed under the brand names: Clear Choice Premium Plus 14 Day Sphere, Prevue Platinum Sphere, ProActive Premium Sphere, VisionPlus Fortnightly Sphere, Softview Fortnightly Plus Sphere, See and Save Premium 2 Week Sphere, Trio2 Premium 2 Week Sphere, Ascend Evolve Sphere, and Betaview 2 Weekly SphereEasyvision elite fortnightly Sphere
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Brazil:- Avaira Sphere contact lenses (registration #80130430037). List of 104 affected lots.
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada:- Encore 100 contact lenses. Costco Canada reports that the recalled Encore 100 Sphere Contact Lenses were sold in Costco Canada warehouse stores between March 16 and October 12, 2011.
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong:- Avaira and BioComfort XO contact lenses; FreshKon Airis 1-Month, imported from Singapore and distributed by Oculus Optical (H.K.) Co., Ltd.
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand:- Ascend Evolve, Avaira, Easyvision Elite Fortnightly, See and Save 2 Week Premium, Softview Fortnightly Plus, and VisionPlus Fortnightly
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Russia
  • San Salvador
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia & Montenegro
  • Singapore:- Avaira and FreshKon Airis 1-Month contact lenses
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain:- Including Avaira, A Hisi, Albalens Silicone, Carla 3 Silicona, Cecop Silicone, Centro OP. Jose Manuel Marquez, Combisoft Nature, Delgado Espinosa Silicona, Dublan Silicona, Easygel Plus, Enfilcon DK100 Aspheric, Galindo, Gran Optica, Hidrancy Oxygen, HorizonT, Irco Vision, Lenso Active Hidro Silk, Lent Soft 4 Air, Lentigel Contact, Lentsport, Meca Opticos, Medifresh Elite, Miolent Q, My Vision Max, MyOptica, Only-You Hidrosilk, Optica Altavoz, Optica Avenida, Ramon Optica Hidramax, Soft Lens Oxygen, Verasilicon, and White light Silicone. List of 81 affected lots.
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom:- Avaira® Sphere contact lenses. List of 74 affected lots.
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Please check back periodically for additional updates to this recall information.

Last update: December 8, 2011