We’re quite sure that many of you reading this did not know that Birmingham’s own Jack Schaeffer serves as the chair of the Contact Lens and Cornea section of the American Optometric Association (AOA). Well, many more people are aware of his role with that organization after an announcement made earlier this week used quotes from the founder of Schaeffer Eye Center (who BTW, is sporting a brand new website).
Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) voluntarily recalled their Complete
MoisturePlus contact lens solution last week. The reason for the recall was an investigation by the federal government into a connection between the lens solution and a corneal bacterial infection.
This led to the AOA releasing a statement supporting the recall using quotes from Dr. Schaeffer. He states in the press release that , “[the corneal infection] is a serious infection that can cause permanent loss of sight. It is crucial that the public and eye care professionals are aware and remain vigilant to quickly diagnose and initiate treatment of this serious eye infection.”
The full AOA press release includes suggested recommendations for lens wearers from the AOA.