We're developing an intraocular lens that imitates the human lens so that patients will have near, intermediate, and distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses.

We recognize that the natural human eye is perfectly designed, and that the best way to improve a patient’s life is not to correct their vision but to fully restore it. 


Total addressable

Cataract Surgery

In cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist removes the patient’s clouded lens and replaces it with a flat lens that enables them to see either near objects or objects at a distance, but not both.  As a result, cataract patients are still often forced to rely upon eyeglasses or contact lenses even after corrective surgery.

Corrects distance or near vision, but not both.

The standard replacement lenses are made of stiff, unnatural materials.

Stiff replacement lenses do not work with the eye’s muscles of accommodation.

Glasses are usually still needed after surgery.

Play Video

Cataracts occur in 68% of those over 80.

While most IOLs implanted in the US are monofocal lenses (for a single, fixed vision distance), cataract surgery patients do have the option of implanting a presbyopia-correcting IOL, which can potentially restore a full range of vision without glasses.

Unfortunately, the options for these full range IOLs can often come with side effects, such as decreased contrast sensitivity, the development of visual disruptions like halos and glare, and insufficient uncorrected near vision over time.

The Solution

Adaptilens is developing an accommodative IOL that works with the patient’s eye muscles to give them a more youthful quality of vision at all distances.

Our team of surgeons, industry experts, scientists, and engineers are working with Duke University’s Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science, Matt Becker. The Becker Lab has developed novel polymers that will bring our IOL as close to the natural human lens as possible.

Goals of Adaptilens:

Corrects both near and distance eyesight.

Easy for ophthalmologists to insert during surgery.

Works in concert with the eye’s natural muscles of accommodation.

Reduces the dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

No halos, glare, or other unwanted side effects.

Restores the eye’s ability to focus.

Liane Clamen, MD
Founder & CEO
Brett Thomes, PhD
Chief Information and Technology Officer
Daniel Stanley, MS
Chief Operating Officer

We are industry experts who understand the challenge

We are a team of ophthalmologists, cataract specialists, scientists, and engineers with a singular focus on improving vision and the quality of life of cataract patients.  Learn more about the people behind Adaptilens’ revolutionary vision-restoring technology.