Specialty Lenses Unplugged
Hosted by Craig Norman
Welcome to Specialty Lenses Unplugged! Hosted by industry veteran Craig Norman, each episode features a lively discussion on the key contact lens topics of today. Contact lens dropout rates are high, by some estimates 15-20% per year. While the reasons for this are multi-faceted, in many cases this can be averted simply by choosing the right type of lens for the right patient at the right time. And as advancing technology continues to change the practice landscape—from new materials to lens designs to the tools we use to aid and improve the fitting process—new thoughts, ideas, and conversations continue to emerge as we work to find the new standards of care. Welcome to the podcast that will enlighten you on how to improve success in this area in your practice.
In this episode, Craig visits the headquarters of Contamac Ltd located in beautiful Saffron Walden, Essex in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1987, Contamac is a global leader in the manufacture of contact lens and intraocular lens materials. Craig is first welcomed by managing director Rob McGregor to learn more about where Contamac began and where it is heading. Next, R&D manager Tristan Tapper discusses the process of developing new products and what new technologies the future could hold. Finally, Martin Conway discusses his role in professional services and how he works with eyecare practitioners and on educational initiatives within the industry.
Contamac is the world’s largest manufacturer of contact and intraocular lens materials, and the leading innovator of specialist polymers and biocompatible materials for medical applications. We are proud to have spent over 30 years working with lens manufacturers and eye care practitioners to truly make a difference to people’s lives.