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UltraVision CLPL
Formerly called
Contact Lens Precision Laboratories
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.

Company history[edit]

Contact Lens Precision Laboratories (CLPL), was founded in Cambridge in 1967. J. Keith Lomas, who had been the company's managing director since 1996, oversaw the acquisition of UltraVision in July 2003.[1] Upon that acquisition, the company name was changed to the UltraVision CLPL group.[2]

UltraVision CLPL opened a research-and-development office in 2007.[3] Based in Cambridge, this office has developed various types of contact-lens technologies, including freeform surface modelling, toric lens design, and wavefront technologies, as well as lenses for persons suffering from keratoconus and corneal trauma.


In 2001, UltraVision's Spherical Aberration Management technology received the Award for Innovation in British Optics from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.[4] In the same year, the company received a Technology Award from EFCLIN (the European Federation of Contact Lens Industry).[5]

UltraVision CLPL has received The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation twice. First in 2006 for its Spherical Aberration Management and Wavefront technologies.[6] And again in April 2010[7] for KeraSoft, UltraVision’s patented contact lens for irregular corneas.[8]


  1. ^ Lens Maker lifts status with major acquisition | Business Weekly Archived June 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ School friends with an eye on success | Independent, The (London)[dead link]
  3. ^ UltraVision opens new U.K. research facility | RX News, Biotech Business Link
  4. ^ The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Innovation in British Optics: Winners 2001 Archived June 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ EFCLIN Award Winners
  6. ^ Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation - Winners of 2006 Archived October 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Financial Times, The cutting edge of technology
  8. ^ Optometry Today - UltraVision wins second Queen's Award[dead link]

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