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Plea to practitioners – help EyeBag #Voom

Consultant ophthalmologist’s company appeals for support of its bid to win the country’s biggest business pitch competition

EyeBag mask

Practitioners are being urged to vote for an eye device company that was founded by consultant ophthalmologist Teifi James and has entered the Virgin Media Business #Voom Awards – the country’s biggest business pitch competition.

Yorkshire-based The EyeBag Company has entered the contest with its EyeBag mask, a class 1 medical device used to treat dry eye and blepharitis.

A live finale in the competition will be held on 28 June when six finalists will pitch to Richard Branson to win a share of £1m in prizes.

Mr James is a consultant ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon with special interest in uveitis, scleritis and inflammatory eye diseases.

Supported by clinical trials, independent studies and patients, the EyeBag is also the first warm eye compress in the world which is available on prescription.

The company has seen sustained growth in the UK and Europe since it was founded in 2004. Now preparing to enter the US market with its recent registration with the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), the company is poised for international expansion.

Practitioners who would like to support the competition entry are urged to vote for them on the Virgin Voom website.