People who have irregular corneas may find that the condition makes it very difficult to find suitable vision correction products, it has been noted.
J Keith Lomas, group president and chief executive officer of UltraVision CLPL, pointed out that irregular corneas can be caused by a number of different things, including trauma, corneal transplants and even complicated laser surgery.
As a result, many of these patients can have "considerably reduced" eyesight which standard vision correction products cannot address, but he pointed to new technology which may make this problem a thing of the past.
According to the expert, KeraSoft lenses developed by his organisation use a combination of soft and silicone hydrogel materials to offer greater comfort and vision.
He explained that a recent deal signed with Bausch + Lomb (B+L) to distribute the lenses will only increase usage.
"As more people are introduced to KeraSoft lenses by B+L, UltraVision CLPL will continue to serve its existing customers and maintain its core focus on research, development and licensing of advanced contact lens designs and technologies," the expert added.
UltraVision CLPL have received two UK Queen"s Award for Enterprise and Innovation for its work on KeraSoft lenses and other products.
by Emily Tait