Rochester, N.Y. April 28, 2020, Acuity Polymers, an eyecare company specializing in the development of innovative specialty contact lens materials, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued U.S. Pat. No. 10,633,472 relating to an ultra-high gas permeable (GP) material for use in contact lenses. Acuity Polymers’ patent is issued for a method utilizing specialized temperature-pressure conditions sufficient to provide an ultra-high permeability material.
“The granting of this patent provides recognition of the innovation being carried out at Acuity Polymers. There is a growing need for higher permeability materials, which this newly patented platform provides” said Jim Bonafini, Inventor and President of Acuity Polymers.
“Acuity 200 is the first product using this innovative technology, and the world’s highest permeability material, used in the manufacture of custom contact lenses.This novel material was first introduced two years ago in New Zealand and has since grown successfully worldwide. We look forward to providing Acuity 200 to U.S. specialty contact lens producers after we clear U.S. FDA, which is expected this year” according to Jonathan Jacobson, CEO of Acuity Polymers.
Founded in 2016 to bring innovation to the specialty lens segment, the company produces advanced GP and soft contact lens materials. The company currently has nine 510(k) cleared materials.
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