EFCLIN Congress & Exhibition Sitges 2022– Not being there would have been a mistake

48th EFCLIN Congress and Exhibition could welcome nearly 300 visitors in Sitges/ Barcelona the 28th – 30th April 2022. Particularly much space was given to the regulatory issues that continue to preoccupy the entire industry. Innovations in contact lens and IOL design, new technologies in manufacturing and how to properly evaluate software were other strong lecture topics.  “The EFCLIN community is more alive than ever,” says President Armin Duddek.

A current and attractive lecture programme, a Manufacturers’ Forum and an interesting industrial exhibition attracted 289 visitors from 31 countries to Sitges. Visitors were able to find out about materials for contact lenses and intraocular lenses (IOL), manufacturing machines, measuring instruments, diamond tools, contact lenses and IOL innovations as well as services.

“Not being there would have been a mistake”, mentioned a visitor from Australia. With delegates arriving from all over the world the 48th EFCLIN Congress & Exhibition proved once again that it is “the place to be” for all things Contact Lens and IOL.

The wonderful city of Sitges in Spain played host to this year’s event and activity centered around the very well-appointed Meliã Sitges Hotel.

Many of the speakers in the strong and very varied lecture program echoed the congress theme of «A World of Opportunities 2022», and the exhibitors taking a chance to highlight their latest product innovations further supported this.

The General Annual Meeting re-elected Gareth Browne from Contamac as Board member for another term of service.

Before the congress was wound up the EFCLIN Board announced that the 2023 event, the 49th EFCLIN Congress & Exhibition would take place from the 20th – 22nd  April 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.

EUROMCONTACT 2021 market data report on sales of contact lenses and lens care products is now available.

Brussels, 15th March 2022

EUROMCONTACT releases the 2021 market data report on sales of contact lenses and lens care products.
The EUROMCONTACT statistics report for 2021 is now available. The statistics report covers 34 countries in 2021, in comparison to 32 countries reported in 2020.
Of the 21.7 million wearers in the 34 countries covered, 56% of them use daily disposable, 43.9% weekly/bi-weekly and monthly replacement lenses, and 0.07% conventional soft lenses.
Total sales in 2021 reached 1,991 million euros – a growth of 14.3% compared to 2020, a year that was atypical due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With a total of 13.6% of 15-64 year olds wearing contact lenses, Denmark (DK) has the greatest penetration, ahead of Sweden (SE) and Norway (NO) (both 12.1%). Lowest among the eleven is Germany (DE) (4.2%) and Spain (ES) (4.3%).
Silicone Hydrogels (SiHy) have an 86.1% value share in the weekly/bi-weekly and monthly segment (across all 34 countries / 32 clusters) and range from 79.3% (IT) up to 95.2% (NO) in the reported eleven countries.
The total lens care market declined to € 198 million for all 34 countries / 32 clusters. This trend reflects the growth of daily disposables where no lens care products are needed.
Since 2003, EUROMCONTACT has provided the framework for statistics on market data and analysis covering 34 countries (in 2021) based on a collection and compilation of data using an independent company.
A full report is available on the EUROMCONTACT website: www.euromcontact.eu.
EUROMCONTACT is the voice of the 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 Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom; the global companies Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision, mark’ennovy, Menicon and Avizor; and the European Federation for the Contact Lens Industry EFCLIN.

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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

Webinar – “UDI & Eudamed / MDR – ready for take off?” – Wednesday, 3rd November 2021


Dear EFCLIN community

The next EFCLIN webinar in our series will be presented by Nicky Soubry, chair of Euromcontact REF-Group, BOS Belgium. The presenter is EFCLIN Board member Martina Clifford, ODC-Industries, France.

To register for this webinar please click here and state your name and company’s name. You will receive the link a day before the webinar starts.

If you already have specific questions, please communicate them directly to our EFCLIN Board member Martina Clifford.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Nicoletta Losi is re-elected President of EUROMCONTACT

EUROMCONTACT, 17 June 2021 

Nicoletta Losi, from Johnson & Johnson Vision, re-elected for a mandate of two years at the EUROMCONTACT Board of 15th June 2021

The Board of EUROMCONTACT met on 15th June 2021 to discuss the priorities for the organization from June 2021 onwards and elect its bureau.

Nicoletta Losi, Professional Education & Development Director in EMEA for Johnson & Johnson Vision, was elected at unanimity for a third mandate of two years.
Nicoletta Losi was first elected in May 2017 and again in June 2019 by her peers at the Board. Nicoletta Losi is Board member of EUROMCONTACT since 2009 and was previously President of ASSOTTICA, the Italian association of contact lens manufacturers. Nicoletta has an extensive experience in Professional Affairs Education and in KOL strategy and development.

The Board of EUROMCONTACT also supported at unanimity the re-election of Marion Beeler, Secretary General of EFCLIN, as Treasurer and of Simon Rodwell, Secretary General of ACLM, as Secretary.

Discussing the priorities from June 2021 onwards, the Board agreed to continue the efforts to support the business transiting from the Medical Devices Directive to the Medical Devices Regulation and to working on distribution channel to support greater contact lens consumer journey. EUROMCONTACT is also supporting the European agenda towards more sustainability and will continue to engage with contact lens wearers and eye care professionals to increase education on waste collection.

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