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Information about SwissLens and Lunelle
With a reputation for innovative and personalised products and services, SwissLens will ensure that high standards of product quality and customer service are maintained. SwissLens has been supplying Coopervision for approximately twenty years with contact lenses commercialised under the Lunelle® brand.
Orders for Lunelle® products up until 31st October 2020 will be processed and fulfilled by CooperVision. Any product returns will be managed in the usual way as per our policy and in accordance with our standard business terms (or, if applicable, the terms of the supply agreement between you and CooperVision).
History of SwissLens and Lunelle
SwissLens produces the complete Lunelle product range
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.
SwissLens agrees acquisition of Lunelle from CooperVision
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.
Takeover of Biolens activities
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.
Creation of SwissLens
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.
1992 – 1997
Development & Research
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.
The beginning of a successful story
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 in Europe
Our distributors are:
Scandinavia: Vision Care APS
Netherlands: Opthecs / Microlens
Great Britain: No7
Turkey: Zepa Kontaktlens
Jordan: Al Salalem Medical