Media centre: for access to experts, case studies, images, story ideas and the latest research about specialist custom fit lenses, Night Lenses (a.k.a Ortho-K lenses), Myopia, Myopia Control Devices and live campaigns.
If you are media looking for a quote from Scott Brown (our clinical media spokesperson), Tom Griffiths (our MD & campaign spokesperson), Optometrists within our network (regionally broken down into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) or you’re after case studies, ideas for stories or assistance with live campaigns, please fill in the form below and someone will get back to you asap.
SCOTLENS | IN THE NEWS
- Dispensing Optics | Take 5 interview with Tom Griffiths – Disruptor with sights on myopia
- OT talks to Scott Brown, Scotlens – “We are small but pioneering”
- Scotlens help Avizor to launch Myopia Control CET series
- Tom Griffiths, MD Scotlens, speaks at Hoya ‘Miyosmart and the Myopia Visionaries’ event
- Review of Myopia Management | “Call them Night Lenses, not Orthokeratology”
- Optometry Today | Scotlens & Avizor launch new Ortho-K experience
- Optician Magazine | Ortho-K gets premium unboxing experience
- Optometry Today | I could not live without… my topographer (Scott Brown)
Scotlens hijacks 100% Optical digital brand to launch contact lens disruption
The #NIGHTLENSES REVOLUTION arrives at 100% Optical | Excel London | 23-35 April 2022
To make practitioners aware of the #nightlenses revolution, the disruption of the Ortho-K space that is changing the optical landscape – adding a 4th mainstream option to patients of NIGHT LENSES, to the 3 current options of GLASSES, DAY LENSES & LASER EYE SURGERY – Scotlens has hijacked the 100% Optical digital brand! ?
In the digital space behind the 100% Optical brand on all exhibitor badges, event signs, social content and the main website, is a hidden message from Optometrist Scott Brown, Clinical Director & Lens Designer for Scotlens | Custom fit contact lenses, urging practitioners to join the #nightlenses revolution. OK, ‘urging’ and ‘revolution’ might be a bit overplayed – no marching or weapons required – just… READ MORE
DISRUPTOR-ENTREPRENEUR TOM GRIFFITHS JOINS SCOTLENS
Scott Brown, Partner & Clinical director of Scotlens, says:
“When Tom walked through the door, we hit it off immediately. As he demonstrated where he thought the Ortho-K market was failing and his solution for fixing that … using our tea cups, packets of sugar and scribbles on a notepad, as only Tom can, I realised that our company, and indeed the industry, needed fresh blood and disruptors from outside to come in and shake it up”
Scott Brown | Optometrist & Specialist Lens Manufacturer
Scott is a recognised expert in specialist contact lenses, designing his own lenses (including a night lens) as a manufacturer through his business Scotlens, lenses which he fits as an optometrist in Edinburgh at Jack Brown Eyecare. Very few have been fitting night lenses in the UK as long as Scott. A second generation lens innovator, Scott’s father pioneered some of the earliest commercial contact lenses.
From Optometry Today
Scott Brown is unlikely to don a spacesuit or invent a technology that could alter the course of climate change. But optometrist and owner of West Lothian specialist contact lens company Scotlens is at a different kind of frontier through his involvement with myopia management.
“We are at the age of discovery with myopia control. It might not be getting to Mars or a new energy technology, but it feels like the optometric equivalent to me,” he said.
Tom Griffiths | Managing Director [Entrepreneur & Disruptor]
A previous Sunday Times Top 100 Entrepreneur-Disruptor, Tom is the ex founder of gapyear.com, an early social network established in 1998. Author, public speaker, innovator and creative, Sir Richard Branson once said of Tom that “His energy and enthusiasm is infectious”. Tom’s son’s life was transformed by a Scotlens night lens. The impact on Tom was so great that he joined Scott to develop the Scotlens brand and become a Myopia Control Awareness campaigner.
From Optician Magazine, Tom Griffiths on myopia control awareness
“We all have responsibility to get this right for our kids’ futures. That’s the bottom line. This surge in myopia is very real, it’s happening. I went through the system and if I hadn’t chanced upon ortho-k, I wouldn’t have had any clue. My son might still be in glasses. His eyesight was minus four by the time he got on to them. We’re not getting the message out. As a sector, it’s important that we get it right”.
UK wide, various ages
Scotlens is a partner of the UK Myopia Control Awareness Campaign and is happy to provide night lens case studies to demonstrate myopia control in children. Lifestyle case studies: one of the biggest reasons adults choose night lenses are for lifestyle reasons. We have access to sports people, workers, family members … and ideas for pieces if you’d like to run one.
COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES
Contact lenses, myopia, clinical eye shots, research images
We recognise that finding great images to accompany pieces in this area is extremely difficult, which is why we have a database of free to use images at your disposal. Myopia control is the main topic in the Night Lens space just now. We have clinical images, graphics, digital downloads of demonstration GIF’s, videos etc.