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No7 provides specialist services in the Middle East

The company’s professional services manager, Ian Sexton, fitted patients and trained optometrists and ophthalmologists during a tour of the region

Ian Sexton
No7 Contact Lenses has strengthened its position as a specialist supplier in the Middle East with a tour of the region’s eye hospitals and optometry practices.

Professional services manager at No7, Ian Sexton (pictured), fitted more than 30 patients and training optometrists and ophthalmologists to fit the company’s specialist lenses during the tour.

Speaking about his visit to the Middle East, Mr Sexton said: “It was a very intensive trip but one which was very worthwhile for us and our Saudi colleagues and their patients.”

“The complexity of the patients I saw amazed me. The benefit for the patients and the smiles on their faces where we were improving their vision from, in some cases, best correction 6/60 improved to 6/9 with just trial lenses, was very humbling,” he added.

Mr Sexton explained that the contact lens company reacted to this market’s specific needs, which includes “extreme keratoconics,” by modifying its Comfort 15 fitting sets’ sagittal height by 500 microns.

“I would say that sagittal depths are generally 35% deeper than one would see in UK clinics and that is the case throughout the range,” he shared.

Mr Sexton added: “It is not just the extreme powers that are a challenge but also providing lenses which accommodate the region’s dry dusty conditions. The outcomes were very good, with excellent comfort and vision for several very complex patients, which amazed both the patients and clinicians.”