Launched "Menicon 1day", a daily disposable soft contact lens in the Japanese market on July 1st 2005. Menicon 1day is manufactured by liquid edge moulding technology on 55% water content Ocufilcon D material resulting in a lens with exceptional dimensional stability and smooth edges. The mid water, tinted blue content lens provides excellent image quality, lasting comfort, easy handling and the convenience of wearing a new pair of lenses everyday.
While Menicon has been the market leader in Japan's RGP and soft conventional contact lens segments for more than 50 years, disposable lens segments have emerged during the last 10 years increasing the contact lens market three-fold. The Japanese contact lens market is the world's second largest after the USA. With the launch of "Menicon 1day", the company's first ever daily disposable contact lens, Menicon has entered the world's fastest growing segment.
"This is a very important step forward for the expansion of our future business", said Dr Hidenari Tanaka- President of Menicon Co., Ltd.