Spotlight On: A “Clear” Accommodative Vision Solution

How did the idea for your company develop? 
Prof. Ehud Assia and Nir Betser, VisiDome’s co-founders, identified the great market need for their novel accommodative intraocular lens (AIOL) through their expertise, knowledge, and thorough research of the competitive landscape. Ehud brings years of experience in ophthalmology, and Nir brings technological and business skills

Nir Eliaz, CEO of VisiDome, took a few minutes to answer these questions about the product, the market, and entrepreneurship.

Why do you personally care about your company’s product?
I was personally connected to the idea of vision restoration as a life-changing opportunity for millions.  For people whose sight has been compromised, having the ability to see clearly again, at any distance, is something that cannot be overestimated.

Why should the market care about the solution you are developing?cataract
There is simply a huge need. More than 20 million cataract surgeries are currently performed worldwide each year. This is a health problem that affects all aging people regardless of geographic location or genetic history. Cataract surgery replaces the clouded/diseased lens with an artificial one; yet, vision is only partially restored. Near and intermediate sight is still compromised because the artificial lens can never fully adjust (“accommodate”) the way the natural lens can. Such lenses have been a good solution for years, but with a growing aging population that expects to remain active for many more years, a new, better solution is needed.

What advice do you have for a new entrepreneur with a great idea?
Be focused. Make sure to choose your goals carefully, then stick to them.

As you know, the Trendlines’ mission is “creating companies that improve the human condition”. How is your company doing this?
Our mission is to improve quality of life through vision quality restoration to many millions of people. Helping aging people keep active and stay independent is at the core of what our product does and that certainly “improves the human condition.”

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