Johnson & Johnson Recalls ‘1-Day Acuvue Moist Contact Lenses For Astigmatism’
Myopia is common in Singapore and many rely on contact lenses for greater convenience in their daily lives.
However, contact lenses can pose a risk to the eyes especially if the lenses are found with contaminants.
In a latest update to their safety information, Johnson & Johnson Vision announced that they’ve recalled six batches of ‘1-day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism’.
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This came after news that foreign particles were allegedly found on the lenses in other countries.
Lenses no longer available for sale
Although there have been no complaints in Singapore, the company has done a voluntary recall of the lenses. This is to ensure the safety of customers and to maintain their quality standards.
Only up to 272 boxes are affected, and the rest of Acuvue’s contact lenses “can continue to be used with confidence”.
Acuvue has stated that they are cooperating with Health Sciences Authority, Singapore Optometric Association, and Eye Care Professionals.
Products affected are in 6 lots
If you have the ‘1-day Acuvue Moist For Astigmatism’ lenses, do check if your lenses are affected.
Base Curve (BC), Sphere Power, Cylinder Power, Axis
|1||1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM||
BC 8.5, -6.00D/-0.75/ 180
|2||1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM||
BC 8.5, -6.00D/-1.75/ 180
|3||1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM||
BC 8.5, -3.50D/-0.75/ 180
The lot numbers are displayed as shown below. Please note that all photos are for illustrative purposes.
Outer box: The lot number can be found under the first barcode on the left of the back face. The lot number is the first 7 numbers and/or letters written next to “LOT”.
Blister package: The lot number is the first 7 numbers and/or letters written next to “LOT” at the bottom on the foil.
What to do if your lenses are affected
If you do own the affected products, you should discontinue use immediately. You can contact Acuvue’s support line at 800-101-3130, or e-mail support[at]acuvue.com.sg.
For more information, you can read more here.