Klear Optix launched in February 2017 in laboratory and office space in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building. The company co-founders are Ramazan Benrashid, PhD, an expert in polymer chemistry, and Ali Dahi, who previously co-founded the California-based company Synergeyes that develops and manufactures hybrid contact lens for stigmatism, presbyopia and irregular cornea conditions.
Benrashid is an expert in polymer chemistry who brings years of experience in developing materials for opto-electronic, coating biocompatible polymers and contact lenses. He has worked for the largest companies in the contact lens industry and smaller startups tackling the challenges of “smart lens” technologies.
The focus of Klear Optix is researching and developing new materials and designs for soft lenses, bandage lenses for healing and intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery.