Addition Technology forms foundation for keratoconus sufferers

August 1, 2005

Addition Technology Inc. has established the Foundation for Keratoconus Care to provide financial support to patients with keratoconus who may not have the means to acquire micro-thin prescription inserts (Intacs).

The non-profit foundation will also provide a patient-assistance program to counsel patients on clinical options, including the selection of primary and surgical eye-care practices, as well as support clinical research for the disease through grants.

Michael R. Southard has been appointed executive director of the foundation. As an eye-care executive with more than 30 years’ experience, Southard most recently worked for Wesley Jessen and CIBA Vision.

Funding for the foundation will be provided by public and private sources. Addition Technology will contribute a percentage of sales from the micro-thin prescription inserts to the foundation. For more information, visit www.keratoconuscare.org.