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Euclid Announces ABB Optical Group as Licensed Manufacturer and Distributor of Euclid Ortho-K Lenses

Expanding Myopia Management Opportunities to More ECPs

Sterling, VA – June 27, 2023: – Euclid Vision Corporation (Euclid), a global leader in advanced orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses and proactive myopia management initiatives, is pleased to announce ABB Optical Group as a licensed manufacturer and distributor of the company’s Ortho-K lenses. ABB, known as the largest distributor of soft lenses in the United States, supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals (ECPs) across the United States with optical products, services, and business solutions.

Given ABB’s reach, this new collaboration will provide greater access to Euclid’s clinically proven Ortho-K contact lenses to a much wider audience of ECPs. “The manufacturing and distribution arrangement capitalizes on the strengths of two leading companies in the specialty contact lens arena and manifests our shared vision of growing accessibility to myopia management products and services,” said Joseph Boorady, president and CEO, Euclid.

Euclid is the manufacturer of the Euclid Emerald® and Euclid MAX™ Ortho-K contact lenses, which are worn overnight and are designed to reshape the cornea, so patients wake up to clear vision. Euclid’s Ortho-K lenses have a unique design that yields an 87% first fit success¹ without requiring a trial set. ABB is well-equipped to support the manufacturing of Euclid’s lenses with their decades of gas permeable (GP) and custom soft lens manufacturing and specialty vision products distribution expertise.

“We are excited to work with Euclid and expand our licensed manufacturing, distribution, and myopia management product offerings with the addition of Euclid MAX lenses, a next generation Ortho-K product. Recognizing the continued rise of myopia as a serious eye-health issue, we are proud to bring an innovative Ortho-K design, which has the highest Dk of any US overnight Ortho-K brand, to our ABB customers.” said Aaron See, senior vice president of manufacturer partnerships, ABB.

Myopia is the leading cause of visual impairment in children worldwide, and its incidence and prevalence are on the rise, with estimates suggesting that more than half of the world’s population will be myopic by 2050.² “Increased accessibility to Euclid’s Ortho-K lenses means ABB’s customers can broaden their myopia management initiatives and help more myopic children at a critical time in the myopia epidemic,” said Nitin Jain, chief commercialization officer, Euclid. “This trend presents both a clinical challenge and practice management opportunity for ECPs poised to best serve their myopic patients. Together with ABB, we can provide easier access to myopia management products to help mitigate the extent of this epidemic,” added Jain.

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About Euclid
Euclid Vision Corporation is a global leader in advanced orthokeratology and proactive myopia management. Euclid manufactures and distributes the Euclid Emerald® and Euclid MAX™ Ortho-K contact lenses for overnight wear, which reshapes the cornea, so patients wake up to clear vision. Today, Euclid is proven on millions of eyes around the world. Euclid’s Ortho-K lenses have a unique design that yields an 87% first fit success without requiring a trial set. With headquarters in Virginia, USA, and offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China, we are helping to lead the efforts in proactive myopia management across the globe. Manufactured in the U.S., Euclid’s Ortho-K lenses have received FDA approval in the U.S., CE mark in Europe, as well as regulatory approvals from numerous other countries around the world. To learn more, please visit www.euclidlenses.com or email info@euclidsys.com.

  1. Based on internal data.
  2. Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. May 2016;123(5):1036–1042.

About ABB Optical Group
ABB Optical Group is a leading provider of optical products, services, and business solutions in the eye care industry. ABB operates through three business pillars: ABB Contact Lens, ABB Labs and ABB Business Solutions. ABB is focused on the future of eye care professionals, helping them succeed by making practices more efficient and assisting providers to effectively navigate market changes. ABB Optical Group is based in Coral Springs, FL. To learn more about ABB visit abboptical.com.

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