Dr. James Kirchner Named SynergEyes President

Carlsbad, CA (July 15, 2013) — SynergEyes, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the Duette™ and UltraHealth™ families of contact lenses, has promoted James Kirchner, OD, to the position of president of SynergEyes.

“The promotion of Dr. Kirchner demonstrates the company’s renewed focus on the practice of optometry and a commitment to the profession,” says Jay Watkins, chairman of the SynergEyes Board of Directors. “We are excited to have greater optometric influence within the company as we work to transform SynergEyes into a highly valuable and indispensable partner of independent eye care (ECP) professionals.”

Dr. Kirchner previously served as the senior vice president of clinical and professional relations at SynergEyes. He provided professional leadership of product development and product management. He also represented SynergEyes within the ECP community.

Prior to joining SynergEyes, Dr. Kirchner was Chief Professional Officer for Eyefinity/OfficeMate, a VSP Global company. With more than 35 years in private practice optometry, Dr. Kirchner also has been president and CEO of more than a dozen start-up companies, both within and outside the ophthalmic industry.

As SynergEyes’ president, Dr. Kirchner will guide the company as it seeks to become the leading global contact lens company for independent ECPs. “This is a turning point for SynergEyes,” says Dr. Kirchner. “We have made significant changes in the past year to make our lenses easier to fit and our policies practitioner-centric. I look forward to even more positive change as we seek to support the practice of optometry and deliver products that offer the best possible vision for patients.”

About SynergEyes

SynergEyes, the leading global contact lens company for independent ECPs, manufactures and markets the Duette family of contact lenses for patients seeking to upgrade their vision. The Duette family includes Duette™ for vision uncompromised and Duett™ Multifocal for patients over 40 seeking great vision from every point of view. SynergEyes is also a world leader in the contact lens market for irregular corneas and recently launched the revolutionary UltraHealth lens, which promotes eye health while giving irregular cornea patients an unprecedented combination of superior vision and all-day comfort. The SynergEyes lens portfolio also includes ClearKone®, SynergEyes A, M, KC, and PS.

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