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UltraVision CLPL
Private Limited Company
Industry Ophthalmology
Founded 1967
Headquarters Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Key people
J. Keith Lomas Group President & CEO,
John H Clamp Group Vice President & COO,
Dick Newell Non-Executive Director
Website www.ultravisiongroup.com

UltraVision CLPL is a contact lens manufacturer, with headquarters based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. UltraVision CLPL also has a Research and Development office based in Cambridge, England. This R&D is concentrated on the bespoke design of corrective contact lenses including freeform surface modelling, toric lens design, Wavefront Technology and contact lenses for patients of Keratoconus and corneal trauma.

Contact Lens Precision Laboratories (CLPL), was founded in Cambridge, England in 1967. The group as it is now known was formed when CLPL purchased UltraVision in July 2003 to form the UltraVision CLPL group.[1]


UltraVision CLPL has received The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation twice. First in 2006 for its Spherical Aberration Management (SAM) and Wavefront technology.[2] And again in April 2010[3] specifically for KeraSoft, UltraVision’s patented soft and silicone hydrogel contact lenses for irregular corneas, including keratoconus.[4]

The company is the only UK contact lens manufacturer to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise twice, specifically for its patented technology.

SAM Technology has also won an award from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers who gave it their Award for Innovation in British Optics 2001.[5] In the same year, EFCLIN (European Federation of Contact Lens Industry) awarded it with the Technology Award 2001.[6]


  1. ^ School friends with an eye on success | Independent, The (London)
  2. ^ Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation - Winners of 2006
  3. ^ Financial Times, The cutting edge of technology
  4. ^ Optometry Today - UltraVision wins second Queen's Award
  5. ^ The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Innovation in British Optics: Winners 2001
  6. ^ EFCLIN Award Winners

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