UltraVision Corporation announced the
official grand opening of a contact lens manufacturing and research facility.
The 77,000 square-foot facility includes the head office, clean rooms for
production and a distribution center. The plant will have a production capacity
of 150 million lenses per year.
Deputy Prime Minister Landry said,
"UltraVision is the only plant of its kind in Canada and one of the few
plants in the world that make molded lenses. The use of state-of-the-art
technology gives UltraVision the opportunity to take over a substantial portion
of the world market and make Quebec a leader in this industry." The Deputy
Prime Minister also said that the company will employ 150 workers within a few
UltraVision currently distributes its
products in more than 40 countries. It has already obtained FDA approval for
nine of its proprietary contact lens models, including UltraC and EpiCon, using
its new material carbosilfocon.
Optometric Management, Issue: December 2000