WXXI News | Rochester company Ovitz takes top prize of $1 million in Luminate NY competition

  JUN 27, 2019 • WXXI News

A local optics company has won the top prize in the latest round of state funding in the Luminate NY  competition.

Luminate NY is a business accelerator designed to give a boost to businesses in the high tech industry; particularly those involved in optics, photonics and imaging.

The winner of the $1 million top prize announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday is Ovitz, a Rochester based start-up that makes a portable device that can help diagnose problems with a patient’s vision, information that can then be used to develop solutions for vision correction, such as designing customized contact lenses.