Eye Contact

Some might see it as horsing around, but making contact lenses for horses is a serious business for Optech Inc. of Honolulu. The animals are often prey to eye maladies, and veterinarians find it hard to medicate the equine eye. One possible solution: fit the horse with soft, noncorrective lenses that can hold needed medication against the eyeball. Drugs put in the eye are normally washed away in seconds by the animal's natural tears.

Optech has fitted out some 50 horses, but any profit from the venture is still a gleam in the eye of Owner Stephen A. Dunn. Says he: "I've...

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