Contact Lens Spectrum Supplements

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P H I L I P P P O LO N Y I S A L ES A N D M A R K E T I N G D I R E C TO R, CO N TA M AC EMPOWERING YOUR VISION M ay you live in interesting times," the saying goes. These are, indeed, interesting times for the U.S. specialty contact lens market. Far from being the curse implied by the old proverb, however, here at Contamac, we wonder whether these interesting times might not also herald a new dawn. ODs have a wider selection of contact lens geometries and materials to choose from than ever before. By combining individual geometries (custom soft, gas permeable, and sclerals) you can now not only manage customers' eye care, but actively improve eye health and comfort, alleviating the symptoms of astigmatism, dry eye, irregular cornea, myopia, hyperopia, and presbyopia, to name a few. Contamac supplies CL manufacturing laboratories with high-oxygen-content silicone hydrogel, hydro - philic, and GP materials, and is the only manufacturer in the world to offer them the full range of contact and intra ocular lens materials. We're proud to be part of an industry that really does make a positive difference in people's lives. As labs continue to perfect new lens designs, we continue to develop new and better raw materials for them to work with. After all, "one size fits all" contact lens solutions can only really work on "one size fits all" eyes. Who We Are Contamac is a British company with an American pedigree. Our U.S. operation has been based in Grand Junction, Colorado for the last 16 years. Like most of the family-owned, independent laboratories we supply, we're proud of our 30-year heritage as a family-owned, independent CL and IOL materials manufacturer. Our headquarters is in Saffron Walden, England, between the capital city London and the University of Cambridge. It features 35,000 square feet of modern offices and presentation suites, clinical research and testing laboratories, manufacturing and dispatch facilities, a fully functioning contact lensfitting practice — and even its own ISO7 (Class 10,000) clean room. Both CL and IOL materials are produced in the same location, sharing the same facilities — a testament to our high manufacturing and environmental standards. Contamac is a two-time winner of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2012 and Innovation in 2016. We were the first manufacturer of contact lens materials to achieve the former ISO9002 and EN46002 — now ISO9001 and EN 13485 — British quality standard, and the first to produce a lathable soft lens material approved for use in the U.S. So how does that affect you? Greater Choice More choice means better care. We offer three FDA- approved CL material product ranges: Optimum (gas permeable), Definitive (silicone hydrogel), and Contaflex (hydrophilic). Ask your lens supplier about these materials. CORPORA TE PROFILE S 6 | C O N T A C T L E N S S P E C T R U M S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 c l s p e c t r u m . c o m A D V E R T I S E M E N T "

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