Following the agreement in June 2020 to acquire the Lunelle contact lenses, SwissLens has integrated the certification and product range into its facility in Prilly, Lausanne Switzerland.
After more than 20 years of cooperation and production of Lunelle RX contact lenses, CooperVision and SwissLens agree on the taking over of the complete Lunelle product portfolio by SwissLens.
When Essilor decided to close Biolens, they chose SwissLens to entrust the fabrication of Lunelle Toric RX because of the SwissLens experience and knowledge with this type of lenses.
Since then, SwissLens is producing the Lunelle Toric RX without interruption as OEM.
With the good results of LCM, the management decide to create the new SwissLens company with Philippe Kaeppeli as the CEO.
The activity started in the new facilities in Prilly, near Lausanne.
The founders of SwissLens were Hervé de Malm, Pierre-André Cuénoud, Gerard Muller and CEO Philippe Kaeppeli.
Before SwissLens was founded, Hervé de Malm and Gerard Muller worked on the development of a fully automatic lathe with an oscillating diamond tool for contact lenses under a company called LCM (Lentille de Contact sur Mesure) near Place Saint-François in Lausanne. With this machine it should be possible for the first time to produce the patented dynamic stabilisation elements of a soft contact lens in one step like the Lunelle Toric RX.
With this new developed fabrication concept, LCM was selling their first soft contact lenses to customers in Switzerland.
Pierre-André Cuénoud left Biolens to join LCM.
In the 70′, Gerard Muller founded a small production of contact lenses in a laboratory under the name Biolens in Lausanne.
In the 80′, Biolens was developing the design of the Lunelle Toric RX and was sold to the Essilor company.
In 1983, Pierre-André Cuénoud joined Biolens to lead the production Team.
SwissLens has been manufacturing Lunelle products for Coopervision for 20 years. As CooperVision will stop its own production of Lunelle in UK, CooperVision and SwissLens have reached an agreement and have decided that SwissLens will take over the complete product range of Lunelle. The Lunelle contact lenses manufacturing is therefore perfectly known and mastered by SwissLens, thus facilitating the transition. The entire Lunelle lenses range will continue to be manufactured at SwissLens’ premises in Prilly, Switzerland (near Lausanne, on the north shore of the Lake of Geneva).
From 1st November 2020, SwissLens will be the sole manufacturer of Lunelle contact lenses.
The brands associated with these products (Lunelle, ES70) will, at this date also, be the property of SwissLens SA.
The ES70 material is exclusive to the Lunelle brand.
The Lunelle range will gradually be extended with a wider range of parameters and new products (myopia management, keratoconus, etc.).
All trademarks of Lunelle and also the ES 70 will be transferred to SwissLens on November 1 2020.
SwissLens is not a subsidiary of Coopervision. Neither company has any direct or indirect financial interest in the other.
It is mandatory to register as a customer at SwissLens so that we can gather all the necessary information.
You simply have to register via our registration form.
SwissLens will develop its own price list for the Lunelle products by October 2020.
We will gladly inform you as soon as it is available. To do so, please subscribe to our Newsletter.
The only thing we need for a delivery from Switzerland to the EU is your VAT number for the billing of the VAT.
The contact lenses are customs cleared via France and shipped to you without VAT and invoiced (except if your company doesn’t have a VAT number).
SwissLens invoices monthly and sends the invoice at the beginning of the month to the e‑mail address you have specified.
For the SEPA payment, you should use the bank details on the invoice.
In between the European Union, this will be done without VAT (intra-community deliveries) and in the currency corresponding to your geographical area (EUR, GPB, PLN).
For Switzerland, the Swiss VAT applies.
For the distributors, their terms and conditions apply.
Existing SwissLens customers do not need to register again.
To be always up to date regarding SwissLens and Lunelle, we recommend that you subscribe to our Lunelle Newsletter.
You can order all Lunelle products either by phone through our Professional Service Team, by email or through our online ordering system. See our Contact details.
The products can be ordered on the SwissLens website (professional access) as soon as you receive your access codes. Already customer? Ask for your Login details.
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When ordering, use the same parameters as for the previous contact lens. With the Lunelle Toric RXi, you can use the old Lot/SN number for reordering.
If you are from a country managed by one of our distributors, please order directly through the respective distributor. This applies to Scandinavia, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey and Jordan.
Delivery times depend on the type of product and your geographical area. The manufacturing process usually takes 3-5 working days following your order (attention: 3-5 weeks for coloured lenses).
In general, all returns of contact lenses to SwissLens can be done directly online by logging in to your account and do not need to be posted to SwissLens.
Lunelle lens designs and geometries are exclusive to this brand and will not be transferred to the SwissLens soft contact lens range.
Only eye care professionals, contact lens fitters, optometrists, dispensing opticians, ophthalmologists, hospitals and clinics are eligible to become a client.
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