Article Date: 12/1/2000

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 months.

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