Menicon Company has bought Tomey Company, a Japanese producer of contact lens care solutions, soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable materials formerly owned by Tomey Shoji. Tomey had been the supplier of these materials for Menicon; now Menicon brings it all under its own control. Tomey is being renamed MeniconNect, but all employees will remain. A new management team will be organized by MeniconNect's new president, Hirofumi Minamikawa, a former director of Tomey; and executive vice president, Tokiyasu Tsuchida, a Menicon executive.