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 6 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 the United Kingdom.
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.
Only up to 272 boxes are affected, and buyers of the affected products should stop using them immediately. Buyers are also advised to return them as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, those who experience pain or redness in their eyes should consult a doctor.
Products affected are in 6 batches
If you have the ‘1-day Acuvue Moist For Astigmatism’ lenses, do check if your lenses are affected. The lot numbers are displayed as shown below.
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
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.
How to return affected Acuvue contact lenses
Johnson & Johnson Vision also noted that if your lot number is not mentioned in the above list, no action is necessary.
They ascertained that the rest of the products “are safe when used as directed and can continue to be used with confidence.”
If you do own the affected products, you should discontinue use immediately. To arrange for returns, you can contact Acuvue’s support line at 800-101-3130, or e-mail support[at]acuvue.com.sg.
For more information, read more here.