Ophtec celebrates milestone anniversary, poised for future with new brand identity

As the company marks its 40-year anniversary, the new rebranding will become official on March 10, 2023, and will be followed by the introduction of new products.

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(Image courtesy ©natali_mis / stock.adobe.com)

Ophtec, the Dutch manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs) based in Groningen, is hitting the 40-year mark in 2023. To celebrate the event, the company is launching a new brand identity that is modernised and fit for the future, according to the company.

Marketing manager Remko Bos explains the reasons behind the rebranding, “Ophtec always had a full focus on making unique products. Our people are highly dedicated to support ophthalmologists to do their best job possible. Our branding was somehow underexposed. This year is a great moment for us to honour our heritage, fresh up our brand and connect to a new generation of eye-doctors.”

Bos describes the new brand as “quite a transformation,” with colours that catch the eye. “New look, same focus, and an ingenious partner to ophthalmologists. Together, we help people to see clearly.”

Ophtec was founded in 1983 by Prof. Dr. Jan Worst, who invented the Artisan lens, the first iris-fixated IOL, the Artisan lens. To this day, the company remains family owned.

“When my parents established Ophtec in 1983, it was their ambition to let surgeons and patients benefit from better products than were commonly available at the time,” Chief Executive Officer Erik Jan Worst commented.

He continued, “And 40 years later we are still here. This makes me deeply proud and energised to lead the company into the future.”

The rebranding, which becomes official on March 10, 2023, will be followed by the introduction of new products.

Worst announced the launch of ArtiPlus, a new iris-fixated presbyopia correction phakic IOL, in South Korea. A clinical study of the IOL is underway in Europe, and he described the results as “spectacular.”

Ophtec is also introducing a new pre-loaded injector system for the Precizon cataract lenses and after the summer the company expects to launch an exciting new lens concept.

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