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Custom contact lenses

Nissel custom manager at Cantor & Nissel, Teresa Cataldo, discusses offering a personal experience in manufacturing bespoke contact lenses

24 May 2019 by Andrew McClean

Can you tell me three interesting facts about the company?

  1. Cantor & Nissel has been manufacturing contact lenses for film and TV for over 30 years
  2. We manufacture bandage lenses for zoological, farms and pets
  3. We are a small independent company supplying lenses throughout the UK and worldwide.

What makes your contact lens offering unique?

We are able to custom manufacture soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. There is a vast combination of radii, diameter, powers, materials and colours that are available.

What custom projects in film and TV has the company worked on?

Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, James Bond, Peaky Blinders, An interview with a Vampire, to name but a few, plus the many makeup events that are held throughout the year.

How long does it take to design and create custom contact lenses for this type of project?

We quote 14–21 working days for the Nissel Custom lens. However, we will work to very tight time frames as needed.

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What are the company’s main ambitions for the next 12 months?

To continue to offer a personal experience and manufacture bespoke contact lenses and develop specialist lenses for all types of applications.

What external factors is the company taking into account when planning for the future, and why?

We have a state of the art manufacturing facility, that continues to make advances in manufacturing, technology and processes, while always ensuring that our customers receive personalised support and loyalty.

Are there any new products in development that customers should be aware of?

Our Intregrolens, which is a printed RGP lens, is currently available in the 20 colours of our Cantor Prosthetic range.

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