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SynergEyes for ClearKone

ClearKoneTM is the first hybrid contact lens specifically designed for patients with moderate to advanced stages of keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease.  The SynergEyes ClearKoneTM hybrid lens combines a rigid gas permeable (RGP) center with a “skirt” of soft material.  ClearKoneTM offers features and benefits far superior to any other keratoconus contact lens. Patients with this condition have had very few options for vision correction short of a corneal transplant.  Eye glasses cannot correct for the condition and traditional contact lens options generally result in less-than-optimal results, severely compromising on either visual acuity or comfort.  SynergEyes believes it is the only viable solution in this $65M+ domestic market

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