Hastings firm shortlisted for industry award

Lens checking at No7, in Hastings. SUS-170603-111424001
Lens checking at No7, in Hastings. SUS-170603-111424001

Specialist contact lens manufacturer No7 has been shortlisted for the coveted Supplier of the Year in the UK’s OPTICIAN Journal Awards.

The 30-year-old Hastings company, which made some 140,000 custom-made lenses last year, serves nearly 9,000 optical businesses, including 189 overseas customers drawn from across the globe in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Lebanon, Israel, South Africa, South America, Australasia, Asia and much of Europe.

No7 has more than 585 years of lens manufacturing experience among its team in Hastings.

Danny Pepper, No7 sales and marketing manager, said: “We have recently produced a lens of -25.00 dioptres, and the highest power was +37.00 dioptres. Keratoconic patients’ requirements are routine work for our specialists, and no demand is too great.

“In fact, our technicians like a challenge, and the results of this specialisation are very rewarding.”

Besides the breadth of bespoke lens options for post-surgical needs, No7’s mini-sclerals – particularly Comfort 15 - are the answer for dry eye and irregular cornea patients.

Mr Pepper added: “We have refined our production of hand-painted and printed coloured lenses to a very fine art, and the results are winning us customers around the world – not just for cosmetic and TV/film work, with special effects, but also for the most serious trauma injuries.”

The awards ceremony will be held on April 1.

Visit www.no7contactlenses.com for more information on No7.

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