Photonics.com | Luminate NY Accelerator Announces Round II Winners
By MANON MIRABELLI, NEWS EDITOR • photonics.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 28, 2019 — Ovitz Corp., the developer of individualized contact lenses to improve vision quality, took the top prize at the Luminate NY competition — $1 million. The Round II winners were announced on June 27 during the Light and Sound Interactive conference at the CGI International Jazz Festival in downtown Rochester, N.Y.
“We’re at the point where we’re entering the market,” said Ovitz founder and CEO, Felix Kim. “We now have the capital to do that.”
Kim said his inspiration for the invention was his sister who suffers from corneal disease. His individualized vision-enhancing technology makes it possible for those with irregular corneas to see clearly. It also enhances depth perception.