SpecialEyes was created in response to an unmet demand for high-quality, precision-fit,
custom soft contact lenses that could be manufactured quickly, accurately and reliably.
Established in Sarasota, Florida, in 2004, the company was founded by a chemist and an engineer who developed
a proprietary integrated lens manufacturing (ILM) system to produce SpecialEyes’ line of
customized contact lenses made from high performance contact lens materials. The founders integrated key
clinical guidance through recruitment of two industry leading optometrists, who contributed their expertise in lens
design and testing. In 2006, a visionary executive joined the company with the objective to set the
start-up company on a growth trajectory. Today, SpecialEyes employs a team of nearly 20 — including customer
service representatives, fitting consultants, lab technicians, quality assurance specialists, and other support staff —
all dedicated to providing the best custom soft contact lenses and customer service available.
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