BUSINESS: Financial SynergEyes Raises $12 Million in New Financing By Staff Friday, August 1, 2014 12:20 AM CARLSBAD, Calif. – SynergEyes, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the Duette and UltraHealth families of contact lenses, announced it has raised $12 million to accelerate expansion of its contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia and irregular corneas. The funding also will facilitate SynergEyes’ strategic acquisitions in the field of specialty contact lenses, the company said. “As the contact lens industry increasingly focuses on commodity products, SynergEyes stands out by offering technological innovations that help independent eyecare professionals differentiate their practices,” said Jim Kirchner, OD, SynergEyes president and CEO. “This significant round of funding provides us with additional resources to develop new products and seek new partners while maintaining our position as a company focused on innovative contact lens technology.” SynergEyes markets the Duette family of contact lenses for astigmatic patients, including presbyopes. The Duette family includes Duette HD and Duette Progressive. SynergEyes is also a world leader in the contact lens market for irregular corneas with its UltraHealth lens.