With much of the digital revolution occurring after 2008 and most contact lens technology developing well before it, there is an inherent design feature mismatch. The majority of the available contact lenses are not designed for how patients are using their eyes.
I always had in my head that I was going to be a doctor. I was specifically in molecular biology, and chemistry was just side gig. So, I had the dream of being an optometrist, got accepted to optometry school and decided it wasn’t for me at the last minute. So, I turned to chemistry, and chemistry was my backup plan.
During a session at Optometry’s Meeting 2015 that discussed the future of optometry and eye care, ClearVision Optical President David Friedfeld told attendees how 3D printing technology will change the optical industry.
Since 2013, one by one, the four major contact lens manufacturers (Johnson & Johnson, Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, and CooperVision) have enacted pricing policies that seek to limit what contact lens discounters can charge for certain products.
CooperVision announced during Vision Expo West that the unilateral pricing policy (UPP) on Sauflon clariti contact lenses will be upheld. CooperVision completed its acquisition of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Limited in August 2014.
The Cooper Companies, Inc. recently completed its acquisition of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Limited in a transaction valued at approximately $1.2 billion, expanding CooperVision’s range of contact lens offerings.