CooperVision has acquired Blanchard Contact Lenses, a fast-growing scleral lens company. Founded in 1986, Blanchard has operations in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Manchester, New Hampshire, employing about 70 people. It will retain its name and continue to operate as a separate organization. Blanchard, thanks to a network of distributors, claims to enjoy a “particularly strong brand position” in the Americas and Europe. Its products are available in over 20 countries and it expects CooperVision to extend its reach. Jean Blanchard, president of the company, will continue to lead the company and will be appointed as a member of CooperVision Specialty EyeCare's global management team.

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