Research and development are at the core of Synergeyes’ business model and were the foundation of its recent transition in focus. Bob Ferrigno, CEO at Synergeyes, explains: ‘We have intentionally shifted from being a hybrid contact lens company to a speciality CL company. Hybrid lenses are the core and foundation of our business, but we offer so much more than that; as we sat down to set out our purpose a few years ago we decided that purpose should be to improve quality of life by delivering personalised vision around the world.’
Ferrigno has been in his post for six-and-a-half years now, having moved from his previous position as president of North America at CooperVision. He says it feels like he has been working in the CL field for ever, but this has not stopped him driving the company forward.