Menicon Launches ROSE K2 Soft

at the BCLA 2015 Clinical Conference & Exhibition

Liverpool, England, 29 May 2015 – David Thomas Contact Lenses, Ltd. of Northampton, Menicon’s UK subsidiary, today announced the availability of the ROSE K2 Soft contact lens design for the irregular cornea.  Making the announcement was Dr. Paul Rose, inventor of the ROSE K family of lens designs for the irregular cornea and designer of the new ROSE K2 Soft lens.  Dr. Rose was named the first-ever recipient of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Industry Award in 2014.

“I wanted to add a soft option to the ROSE K toolkit that followed the same simple fitting method as the rest of the ROSE K designs,” commented Dr. Rose.  “After many years of development and clinical trials, I’m satisfied that we’ve succeeded.  I’m very pleased to be bringing ROSE K2 Soft to the UK market.”

The new ROSE K2 Soft design is a daily wear soft lens for irregular corneas, available as a 3 month replacement lens when manufactured from silicone hydrogel materials and a 6 month or 12 month replacement lens when manufactured from hydrogel materials.  The primary indications are intolerance to GP lenses, new contact lens wearers with irregular corneas, early to moderate irregular corneas, or conditions where the environment may be unsuitable for GP wear or where a GP lens may be unstable, such as sport.

ROSE K2 Soft uses the same simple, proven 5-step fitting method common to all ROSE K designs.  The design features an aspheric back optic zone, front surface toricity and front surface aberration control for optimal visual acuity.  Additionally, ROSE K2 Soft offers precise edge lift control, prism ballast stabilization and reverse geometry for a trouble-free fit.

ROSE K2 Soft is available now in the UK from David Thomas Contact Lenses and will be released in markets around the world in the future.

About ROSE K

ROSE K is the single most frequently prescribed lens design for the correction of keratoconus and irregular cornea conditions in the world. All ROSE K designs feature a simple, systematic fitting approach, a flexible edge lift system and aberration control aspheric optics that provide outstanding acuity, reduced flare and glare and minimum lens mass. 

Menicon Co., Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan purchased the ROSE K family of irregular cornea designs from Rose K International in 2008 and currently manufactures, distributes or licenses the designs in 90 countries worldwide.

About Menicon

Headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, and represented in over 80 countries, Menicon Co., Ltd. is the only contact lens company in the world dedicated to every aspect of the field from material development and lens design to manufacturing of lenses and lens care solutions. Menicon offers an expanding portfolio of innovative lenses, packaging and related products that maximize user comfort and convenience. The company is also the world's largest producer of gas-permeable contact lenses.