10.02.2011

Contact lens facility "a huge success"

Contact lens facility "a huge success"

By Martin Burns

A contact lens facility in Budapest, Hungary, which was created through British investment, has been described as "excellent" by one ambassador.

Recently, Jamie Banks, first secretary and head of trade and investment at the British Embassy in Budapest, visited the Sauflon CL facility in Gyál, which is now the main production facility for Sauflon following its relocation in 2007, Xpat Loop reported.

He said that the factory, which is capable of producing over 100 million contact lenses every day, exceeded his expectations.

"I had been told in advance to expect to see a state of the art production facility, but no one could prepare me for the sheer scale of the operation and the professionalism and commitment of the Sauflon team on the ground," the website reports Mr Banks as saying.

Meanwhile, Dr Hitesh Ramanuj, an eye surgeon, recently told the Ahmedabad Mirror that the rise in contact lens use may be attributed to more teens investing in the products, particularly female wearers.

by Emily Tait


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