The WILENS Ltd. company was started by Professor Otto Wichterle, the inventor of soft contact lenses in 1991. In 1992 Wilens took up the contact lens production from the state owned company OKULA that had been producing lenses since 1980. Production method used is a highly productive Spin Casting developed by Professor Wichterle as well. Spin Casting manufacturing system produces a wide range of soft contact lenses with perfect surface and edges. Recently, we introduced spincasting of hydrophilic soft intra-ocular lenses. We have also been working on projects with other technology driven companies in joint co-operation ventures to help develop their businesses around the world.
In 2000, Wilens was awarded ISO 9001 and 46000 Certificates by the Notified Body SGS Yarsley, GB for the production and development of Spin Cast moulding of soft contact lenses and soft coloured contact lenses. Now, we have 13 485:2003 certificate with EZU Czech Republic as the Notified Body.