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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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