45th Congress and Exhibition 2018 Dubrovnik – registration is now open

Exploring New Horizons – this motto will guide through the 45th EFCLIN Congress and Exhibition from 26th – 28th April 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

With a full program of Contact Lens related lectures, a manufacturers forum, workshops about business matters or Medical Device Regulations MDR and again a high quality IOL related program, EFCLIN Delegates are going to be busy! Take a look at the preliminary program here.

With pleasure we like to inform you that registration for 45th EFCLIN Congress & Exhibition is now open. Please click here to register. Early Birds booking will be acceped until 30th January 2018 – don’t miss the chance!

Following the overwhelming success of the exhibition at last years congress in Prague, demand for space at the 2018 event is high. To make things even more difficult the overall available exhibit space is not bigger than that of Prague. Therefore the EFCLIN Secretariat are having to handle applications for booth space on a strictly “first come- first served” basis. Want to give your self the best chance of getting a booth space? Waste no time and register!


47th ECLSO Congress

Joint meeting 2017
24th MCLOSA Annual Meeting (Medical Contact lens and Ocular Surface Association)
47th ECLSO Congress (European Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists)

Date: 1st-2nd December 2017
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London SW7 4LH

Website: http://www.eclso.eu/

Registration and information: regist-eclso@europa-organisation.com

Further details can be found here.

Obituary: Dr Michael Port

Dr Michael Port (consultant on clinical evaluation of Euromcontact document) passed away

 ANSI Z80 CL Subcommittee:  It is with a heavy heart that I report to you news from Dr. Josh Josephson in Canada, confirmed by Mr. Tony Koller in Australia, that Mr. Michael Port passed away on August 24 2017. He apparently had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of 2017. …  Continue reading “Obituary: Dr Michael Port”

EUROMCONTACT 2016 market data report on sales of contact lenses and lens care products is now available.

Brussels, 19th April 2017 

EUROMCONTACT 2016 market data report on sales of contact lenses and lens care products is now available. Since 2003, EUROMCONTACT provides the framework for statistics on market data and analysis, based on a collection and compilation of data from an independent company.  

The report “A Comparison of European Soft Contact Lens and Lens Care Markets in 2016”, from Euromcontact a.i.s.b.l is now available on-line.

In 2016, the market value of soft contact lenses (SCLs) at industry to eye care professionals (ECP) level grew by 5.7% to € 1’742 million. The market is defined as the 33 countries for which EUROMCONTACT collects data for Daily Disposables (DD), Weekly / Bi-Weekly and Monthly (W/B&M) and conventional soft (CS) CLs. Belgium was combined with Luxemburg, as was Ireland with the UK. Czech Republic and Slovakia are now reported separately. Hence there were 31 reported countries / clusters covering the 33 countries.

The CL market for the eleven reported countries in this paper grew by 4.8%, and the value was € 1’426 millions. The reported eleven countries represent 82.5% of the total collected. In the eleven countries, DD grew by +9.5%, W/B&M declined minimally (-0.14%). CS declined by 8.5%.

With a total of 15.2% (+9.7%) of the 15-64 years old population wearing CLs, Sweden is leading the penetration ranks, ahead of Denmark (13.1%, +4.9%) and Norway (11.1%, -5.2%)). Lowest among the eleven is Spain (4.1%, +4.3%), tied with Germany (4.1%; +3.6%).

Silicone Hydrogels (SiHy) are now at 83.6 % share in the W/B&M segment (across all 33 countries) and well above 60% in all of the reported eleven countries.

The total lens care market declined by 0.8% for all 33 countries/31 clusters. All countries had total data, but not all had data for all segments and all years.

EUROMCONTACT is the voice of European contact lens and lens care industry to the European Institutions, media, stakeholders and the public. EUROMCONTACT is the European Federation of National Associations and International Companies of Contact Lens and Lens Care Manufacturers. EUROMCONTACT members include National Associations of Manufacturers, representing Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom; the global companies Alcon, AMO Ltd., Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Mark’ennovy, Menicon; and the European Federation for the Contact Lens Industry EFCLIN.


For further information, please contact:
Pascale Rouhier
Secretary General EUROMCONTACT aisbl
10, rue de Tamines
1060 Brussels-BE
Phone/Fax : +32 2 537 37 11
pascale.rouhier@euromcontact.eu  – www.euromcontact.eu

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