PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) -- The Cooper Cos. said Thursday it will start selling its Avaira Toric lenses again in May, about seven months after the company pulled the lenses off the market because of a residue that caused pain, red eye and blurred vision in some wearers.
Cooper said the Food and Drug Administration granted special clearance for the Avaira Toric two-week contact lenses for astigmatism. It plans to re-launch the lenses starting in early May.
The company announced a limited recall of Avaira Toric lenses in August after it received reports about the residue. It stopped shipping the lenses while it worked on the issue. In October Cooper said the recall had expanded to all Avaira Toric lenses, and in November it also recalled some of its Avaira Sphere lenses.
Cooper started selling Avaira Toric lenses in April 2010.
Shares of Cooper rose $3.08, or 3.8 percent, to close at $83.76.