CooperVision Product Discontinuations for 2018

11:30 AM

It's that time of year again! As new technology in the world of contact lenses continues to enter the marketplace and get FDA approval, older and less breathable contact lenses are being taken off the market.  Effective as of 11/1/2017 you can no longer get trial or diagnostic lenses of any contact lens listed below.  Here's a list of the recent discontinuations and their last dates for available box purchases by CooperVision:

  • Biomedics XC
    • Discontinued 11/1/2017
    • Biomedics 38 and Biomedics 55 were discontinued in 2016
    • Biomedics Premier (aspheric) is still available at this time
  • Clearsight 1 Day Toric
    • Discontinued 11/1/2017
  • Vertex Toric XR
    • Discontinued 1/1/2018
    • Vertex Sphere was discontinued in 2016
  • Avaira Sphere
    • Discontinued 5/1/2018
    • This lens is being replaced by Avaira Vitality
  • Avaira Toric
    • Discontinued 1/1/2018
    • This lens is being replaced by Avaira Vitality Toric
  • Frequency 55 Toric
    • Discontinued 11/1/2018
    • Frequency 55 sphere was discontinued in 2016, Frequency 55 Aspheric is still available at this time 
  • Frequency 55 Toric XR
    • Discontinued 11/1/2018

If you need extended range (XR) toric lenses,  Proclear Toric XR and Biofinity Toric XR are both still available through CooperVision!

If you wear one of these CooperVision products, you are in the most current contact lens technology! These are the brands that will continue to be available and best priced by the company going forward.

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    1. The Preference line of lenses were discontinued on 11/1/2018. Check out this article for the update:

  2. I'm REALLY disappointed that the Preference AND Frenquency XR Torics are discontinued. These are the only lenses that really worked well, and were comfortable, in my eyes. My eye doctor gave me a trial pair of the Proclear Torics and they are horrible. Can't see a thing, keep having to cock my head to the side because my eyes are so blurry when trying to focus on reading in the computer--plus they dry out something awful. UGH. NOT happy!! Wish they would bring back the Frequency XR Torics or the Preference Torics. NEW ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER!!

  3. This new Proclear and Biofinity just does work I've been wearing Frequency 55 since 12 years of age and they were the best fit no problems at all I wish they would bring it back as well. But it's all about money and not well being

  4. Hello,
    I see cooper vision discontinued the avaira. What is the difference between the old and the new avaira? I really had good luck with the old style.

    1. The new Avaira Vitality is made from a new material (fanfilcon A) which has a higher oxygen transmission, higher water content, and more UV protection than the original Avaira. According to CooperVision "When surveyed, the majority of patients rated Avaira Vitality as the strongly preferred choice versus Avaira by 15:1 across a range of key criteria including comfort, dryness, handling and vision. In the survey, 94% of those wearers also said they would be likely to switch from Avaira to Avaira Vitality."