STAMFORD, CONN., April 6, 2020 /- TECLens, a medical device manufacturer, today announced the donation of 10,000 PPE Face Shields to the Montefiore Hospital System for distribution to its hospitals’ frontline care givers.
“Several weeks ago we established a dedicated network of 3D print makers to make face shield components for assembly at TECLens and delivery to Montefiore front line responders. Our cofounder, Roy Chuck, MD, PhD who is the chair of Ophthalmology there, made us aware of the dire need for these shields. TECLens immediately pivoted to this charity effort. Montefiore’s location in the Bronx, with the densest population in NYC, has the highest Covid-19 death rate in the city. It became clear that we needed to do more and quickly. We were able to source, pay for, and donate 10,000 face shields. We will continue our 3D printing effort as well which has resulted in an additional 500 shields delivered to date.”, said TECLens CEO David Acker.
About TECLens (www.TECLens.com)
Based in Stamford, CT, TECLens is a clinical-stage medical device company developing an innovative, non-invasive cornea cross-linking procedure to treat keratoconus, low order myopia and eventually presbyopia. TECLens’ proprietary ‘on-eye’ CXL technology consists of a single-use disposable contact lens (CXLens®) and a small control system. The system can treat both eyes simultaneously for keratoconus, and provides integrated real-time ultrasound feedback and patterned ultraviolet light delivery for refractive indications. TECLens believes on-eye cross-linking will become a safe, simple, and permanent alternative to LASIK, contact lenses, and eyeglasses for millions of people with vision errors.