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Rose K Inventor Receives Prestigious Honor for Contributions to Optometry


NAGOYA, Japan – February 6, 2017 – Mr. Paul Rose, Dip Opt, B Sc., FCCLSNZ, inventor of the Rose K brand of contact lenses for irregular cornea, is to become a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), it was announced in early January. Rose’s appointment is in recognition of his contributions to the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. The award is one of the highest honors bestowed on individuals in New Zealand distinguished for their services and contributions.

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Menicon Appoints Remco Engelhart as Business Development Director Europe


January 2017


Menicon Co. Ltd. Announced: Remco Engelhart has joined the company taking up the position of Business Development Director Europe.

He has over 25 year experience in contact lens industry.

Remco begins his new role effective January, 2017.

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Menicon and Starbucks Share Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Award at Food Industry Mottainai Awards for Efforts to Recycle Coffee Grounds (into Cattle Feed) – Awards Ceremony –


In recognition of their efforts to recycle coffee grounds into feed for dairy cows, the first time anything like this has been tried in Japan, Menicon Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture; CEO: Hidenari Tanaka) and Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jun Sekine) have been jointly honored with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Award, part of the 2nd Food Industry Mottainai Awards organized by the Japan Organics Recycling Association (JORA).

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Paul Rose Named Inaugural Recipient of the British Contact Lens Association Industry Award


Birmingham, England, 9 June 2014 – Paul Rose, inventor of the Rose K family of lens designs for irregular cornea, has been named at the first-ever recipient of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Industry Award. Launched in 2013 to honor and recognize the entrepreneurial work being carried out by individuals working in contact lens science, research and technology, the 2014 BCLA Industry Award was bestowed on Dr. Rose during the BCLA’s annual Gala Dinner on June 7.

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Menicon is pleased to announce the addition of Korcan Ltd. as our exclusive Rose K distributor in Turkey.


Korcan will offer the full Rose K family of designs for irregular cornea, including the the Rose K2 XL semi-scleral lens.  All Rose K designs are manufactured in Menicon Z, the hyper-permeable GP material with an industry leading DK of 163. We are excited to be able to be able to work with Korcan to provide patients in the Turkish market with the world’s most prescribed lens for keratoconus.

For more information on Rose K in this market, please contact Korcan directly at

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Menicon America Appoints Scott Orphanos as the New Vice President


NAGOYA, Japan – Menicon Co, Ltd. announced today that Scott Orphanos has joined the company taking up the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Menicon America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary in North America. He will be immediately responsible for launching Menicon's Miru 1day soft contact lens, presented in a revolutionary flat pack.

Mr. Orphanos brings nearly 20 years experience in the opthalmic industry to his new role. Most recently, as a consultant, he helped establish a presence for Safilens' contact lens business in the U.S.  Before forming his consulting business, he served as Executive Director of Business Development at Bioconcept, a boutique ophtalmic product development company based in New England. He held several positions of increasing responsibility at Biocompatibles Eyecare, launching Proclear Compatibles in the U.S. and eventually was named Business Team Leader for the Eastern U.S.  He began his career in the industry at Bausch & Lomb in the early 1990s.

"We needed an individual with the knowledge and experience to insure the success of our upcoming products." said Hiroshi Murakami, the President of Menicon America. "When it comes to effectively launching premium products, Scott is an expert with extensive experience, and I am deeply grateful and excited that he has decided to work with us. I have very high expectations for him in successfully launching the Miru 1day lens."

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Magic Scores Gold at “Big 3” Advertising Awards


NAGOYA, Japan – Menicon Co., Ltd.’s "Magic," a daily disposable contact lens pack that provides wearers with both functionality and ultra-thin portability through its minimalist design, won the 2012 Gold Award for Brand and Identity Experience at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Gold Awards for package design were also clinched at the CLIO and The One Show awards, adding to Magic’s list of accolades.

Magic has also received high praise for its integrated marketing approach, which conceives of a product’s name, package design, logo, website, communications and advertising holistically, up to and including in-store merchandising. The effectiveness of this approach has been evidenced in the range of awards Magic has garnered thus far, and Menicon is confident that it will be further validated by consumer demand when Magic becomes available throughout Japan starting in August.

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Menicon’s “Magic” Takes Gold at Asia Pacific Advertising Festival 2012


Menicon's "Magic" Takes Gold at Asia Pacific Advertising Festival 2012

World's Thinnest Daily Disposable Contact Lens Featuring Flat Pack Technology

 NAGOYA, Japan–()–Menicon Co., Ltd.'s "Magic," the world's thinnest daily disposable contact lens, won a Gold Award in the Design Lotus category at the Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (ADFEST) in Pattaya, Thailand from 18–20 March. In addition to the Gold Award for best logo, package design and overall communication plan, Magic also won three Silver Awards, making it the most awarded product in the Design Lotus category.

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Menicon to Acquire W.I. System, Major Contact Lens Retail Chain in Japan


NAGOYA, Japan–Menicon Co., Ltd. announced today an agreement with W.I. System Inc. that will turn one of Japan's leading contact lens retail chains into a wholly owned subsidiary of Menicon on December 8th. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Tokyo area-based W.I. System with annual gross sales of USD 130 million ranks fourth in contact lens retail sales in Japan.

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Menicon to Market Eye Shelter’s SOLOCARE AQUA ® Contact Lens Solution Range in Europe and Canada


Nagoya, Japan, 31 October 2011 – Menicon Holdings BV and Eye Shelter SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of  Laboratoires Thea, a France-based independent ophthalmic group, announced on October 31 that Menicon is to become Eye Shelter's exclusive partner to market the SOLOCARE AQUA® contact lens solutions range in member states of the European Economic Area and Canada.

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