Contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has open a new high-volume manufacturing plant due to growing demand for its clariti 1-day silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
Based in Costa Rica, the facility is a second site that will be solely used for the manufacturing of the company’s clariti lenses, with the first plant based in Budapest, Hungary.
The newly-opened plant current employs 250 people, with CooperVision confirming the potential to expand this by a further 300 employees over the next three to five years.
Speaking about establishing the new plant, chief operations officer at CooperVision, Fernando Torre, said: “Our partnership with eye care professionals around the world is leading the more rapid adoption of 1-day silicone hydrogel contact lenses, and our new facility near the capital city of San Jose will help us produce millions of clariti lenses each year to help meet surging demand.”
CooperVision also has high-volume manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico for its Biofinity, MyDay and other brands.