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What is SMART TOUCH?
How the Packaging Works
There is no need to touch the inner surface. Totally hygienic!
The package is designed to keep the inner surface of the contact lens facing downward. This design makes it possible to take a contact lens out without touching its inner surface.
Introducing how SMART TOUCH functions in an easily understandable video!
Easy to apply in 4 simple steps!
Step 1Open by peeling back the foil on the lens case.
Step 2Pinch the lens between your thumb and index finger.
Step 3Position the lens on your index finger, it’s the right way up and ready to wear.
Step 4Apply the lens to your eye.
Hygienic, because your fingers do not touch the inner surface!
For me it is really good because it is hygienic.
Not having to touch the inside is more hygienic,
which is a plus.
the front from the back.
It was very easy to pinch the lens once you reach into the package and I thought it was really easy compared to scooping it out like other contact lenses because the convex shape actually helps guide you.
It's safer, since you don't touch the inner side.
Just seems like it's a lot simpler.
I didn't realize that with other lenses the inside faces up.
This one looks a little better.
I think it would be easier, and I do like the idea of Smart Touch
of not having to touch the inside of the lens at all.
Just what I'd want.
A Story of the Founder
"If I had first been shown contact lenses, I may have never made them myself, and merely become an owner of an optometrist's store." reminisces Kyoichi Tanaka, the founder of Menicon.
His major turning point came while working at an optometrists store after the war. The wife of a US military officer who was a regular customer of the store boasted to him saying, "I have a pair of contact lenses, too."
He didn't know what they were made of, nor the shape of them. All he knew was, that they were something people applied directly to their eyes.
Being in post-war Japan, Kyoichi wholeheartedly devoted himself to producing contact lenses.
He examined his own eyes and his family's eyes, and then using a small second-hand lathe, after disassembling, repairing and modifying it, he shaped round pieces of plastic about the size of the iris, and then finished them with polish.
He made himself his own guinea pig. In order to investigate by repeated trial and error how the lenses affected his eyes, he rode his bike and even swam in a nearby river, with the lenses in.
It was only three months later when he completed a prototype. He had come up with his own original lenses that were almost the same shape as current hard contact lenses, and then succeeded in commercializing them.
Tanaka says; "Failure is a failure because you give up in the middle, so it won't become a failure if you keep on working until achieving the goal".
Our Philosophy of Craftsmanship
Menicon's spirit of "craftsmanship" can be said to have originated with the late Kazan Tanaka, the first chairman of Menicon. Kazan, the father of Kyoichi Tanaka, was a bamboo carving artisan, who crafted various items out of bamboo.
Kazan's children assisted their strict father from a young age, cleaning his workshop and in preparations for his work. They grew up always attentively observing their father as he diligently worked bamboo.
This diligent craftsmanship philosophy, with a mindset of being intolerant of compromise, and devising creative solutions, visualizing the product in the hands of the user, also came to be passed down.
From raw material research, through to production and inspection, our company works on the entire process of producing contact lenses. "Menicon-style DNA" is our spirit to take on any challenge, along with our sense of ingenuity and creativity, and has been passed down to this day under our corporate slogan of "Contributing to society by providing superior visual correction".
For the Delivery of Safe and High Quality Contact Lenses to People throughout the World.
Menicon has set up bases around the world, and produces contact lenses tailored to local eye care needs. From Menicon in Japan, to Menicon around the world ― our challenge continues.