May 12, 2005
Kuraray Medical Inc.
(The Kuraray Group)
Kuraray Medical Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd.; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) has unveiled a new disposable type of contact lens care product called Contact Lens Cleaning Sheet. On May 17, the new product will go on sale first at Lawson convenience stores around the country (some stores may not carry the new product), and then be available from June at stores that handle contact lenses, other convenience stores and drug stores throughout Japan.
Contact Lens Cleaning Sheet is a new type of product that wipes deposits from contact lenses. The sheet is made with Kuraray's wet, non-woven fabric Silhorn-W, which uses the bicomponent microfiber WRAMP, to remove deposits more effectively than hand rubbing. The sheet is not bulky, making them easy to carry, and easily remove deposits from contact lenses only by squeezing them lightly four or five times. Individually packaged, the sheet is kept clean until opened, making them ideal for removing deposits from contact lenses during an emergency or during sports events, out on business, on vacation, when traveling and when out and about.
Contact lenses are widely used by young people and women as vision correction aids in Japan. Recently, all-in-one type contact lens care products for both soft and hard contact lenses have become mainstream, making them simpler to use, but many people are troubled by dirty lenses. When we conducted a survey about contact lens care, respondents said that it was difficult to remove deposits from their contact lenses, and that bottled lens care goods were bulky and inconvenient to carry around. As a contact lens manufacturer and in response to these customer opinions, we developed the Contact Lens Cleaning Sheet to be convenient and to effectively remove deposits.