SynergEyes® Expands into Daily Disposable Contact Lenses through a Partnership with Tangible Science

Carlsbad, CA (January 24, 2018) – SynergEyes, the leading hybrid specialty contact lens company, announced a new partnership with Tangible Science, an innovative company focused on dramatically improving the contact lens experience.

The expansion of this partnership adds daily disposable soft contact lenses to the SynergEyes contact lens portfolio paving the way for the company to offer a complete line of hybrid, scleral, gas permeable and soft contact lens products. In 2017, SynergEyes added the SynergEyes VS™ scleral lens and corneal gas permeable lenses to the robust portfolio of hybrid contact lenses. This addition of soft lenses rounds out the portfolio, providing access for independent eye care professionals to specialty contact lens technologies previously not available in a daily disposable contact lens.

The daily disposable lenses from the partnership leverage a reformulation of proprietary Tangible polymer used in the Tangible™ Hydra-PEG coating, which has improved the problem of contact lens discomfort for patients wearing gas permeable lenses. Tangible polymer is incorporated into the disposable lens material and in the lens packaging.

“SynergEyes welcomes the expanded partnership with Tangible Science,” said James Kirchner, OD, and CEO of SynergEyes. “Being able to leverage polymer science used in Tangible Hydra-PEG in the specialty market and bring a reformulation to daily disposables is a win-win for doctors and patients.”

Tangible Science has led the way in specialty lenses by developing the Tangible Hydra-PEG contact lens coating, which is designed to improve wettability and increase surface water retention.

“We are very excited to expand our relationship with SynergEyes,” said Vic McCray, MD and CEO of Tangible Science. “The SynergEyes team has helped to bring the Tangible Hydra-PEG technology to thousands of patients and we look forward to working with them to bring new technology to their expanded portfolio of daily disposable contact lenses.”

The new partnership combines the branding and operational support of SynergEyes with lenses that incorporate the polymer technology from Tangible Science. Eye care professionals will now have Tangible polymer options for patients seeking convenience, affordability and quality of vision from their daily disposables.

Tangible Science is the developer of Tangible Hydra-PEG and a leader in developing innovative new technologies to improve the contact lens experience.

The new line of SynergEyes soft contact lenses will be introduced later in 2018.

About SynergEyes Inc.
SynergEyes is the only advanced-technology, high-performance and OD-led contact lens company focused exclusively on the leading independent eye care professionals. SynergEyes manufactures and markets hybrid contact lenses for astigmatism with Duette® and Duette® Progressive and the UltraHealth® lens for irregular corneas available with Tangible Hydra-PEG polymers. The SynergEyes portfolio also includes the SynergEyes VS scleral lens. More information is available at synergeyes.com.

About Tangible Science
Tangible Science strives to dramatically improve the contact lens experience. By developing a family of groundbreaking products, including a contact lens coating, cleaner, coating “rejuvenator” and line of disposable lenses, the company intends to make lenses more comfortable and the lens wearing experience easier for both patients and eye care providers.

For more information contact:
Louise Curcio, Vice President of Marketing, SynergEyes
lcurcio@synergeyes.com

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