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CooperVision Avaira Contact Lense Injuries Effect Children, CooperVision Lawyer

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CooperVision Avaira® Contact Lens Recall Child Eye Injuries

Children have been experiencing servere injuries from the CooperVision Avaira Toric Contact lenses recently recalled due to eye damage.
On October 14, 2011 the FDA issued a level 1 recall of CooperVision Avaira Toric and Avaira Sphere contact lenses.  This recall is a result of numerous reports of contract lens wearers experiencing hazy vision and discomfort. The contact lens has also caused severe eye pain and eye injuries requiring medical treatment for many children. The recall effects over 600,000 lenses made between November 1 and August 3, 2011 which represents about 10 percent of all contact lenses sold throughout the United States during that period.  These lenses were sold at most major retailers including Costco, Wal-Mart, and LensCrafters.
According to FDA reports, many children who have used CooperVision AVAIRA Toric contact lenses have experienced cornea injuries and other eye problems as a result of these recalled contact lenses.  The cornea is the transparent dome that covers the colored area (iris) of the eye.  The cornea focuses the rays of light that enter the eye and allows us to see clearly.
The FDA report notes that people of suffered from corneal edema, corneal abrasion and torn corneas as a result of wearing defective  CooperVision AVAIRA toric contact lenses.  Children have also complained about having the sensation of “foreign-body” sensation in the eye; blurred vision; decrease in vision; eye pain or stinging and burning in the eye; light sensitivity; redness of the eye, “bloodshot” eyes; swollen eyelids and watery eyes or increased tearing.
This recall is the result of a certain level of residue left on the lens as a result of the manufacturing process.  This residue when it comes into contract with an eye can cause a large range of problems from temporary eye irritation to long term vision issues.
If your child is experiencing hazy vision, unusual discomfort or any other type of site problems with your Avaira lenses, please remove your child's lenses immediately and contact your eye child's  doctor.   
If your child  has suffered an injury as a result of CooperVision contact lenses, you may be entitled to compensation.  If you would like to talk to someone in order to understand your rights contact Class Action Lawyer Network today to speak to a medical MSW.

Child Injuries reported include:

"My son went to ER due to severe eye pain. His 1st Avaira Toric caused blury vision and rainbow coloring to his vision, but it disappeared couple days later. Then his 2nd pair had the same effect. so he took them off. Then his eye pain started. It was so intense we took him to ER".

"The pain inflicted on my son was unbearable to watch. After taking him to his doctor then to an ophthalmologist purchasing 3 different prescriptions the bills staked up. His cornea was severely scratched and swollen. A week later he is doing better. We are just praying no long term damage was caused"

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