The EYE consortium

The EYE consortium covers full range of roles and capacities

from fundamental academic research to distribution of the contact lens to the end user,

Through the development and manufacturing of contact lenses. This unique approach will allow the project to tackle the challenge of improving presbyopic contact lenses solutions and will offer unique insights and career opportunities for young scientists.

Synergies between
the partners

The common interest of all the partners oscillates around better visual solutions for presbyopes​.

In that contest it was agreed that modern vision science related to lens design is based on a basic “tripod” in which every aspect is equally important and necessary: theoretical and numerical modelling, laboratory work, and clinical research. 

The EYE consortium has been chosen to cover all the aspects of this triangle: UCM will bring three complementary departments to provide expertise in theoretical models, big data techniques, biochemistry and clinical research. mark’ennovy will develop and manufacture new contact lenses materials and designs (or modify their existing technology) for the consortium. Furthermore, the participation of Alain Afflelou, an international optical centres group, will allow the consortium to maintain direct interaction with the presbyopic population and clinicians allowing subject measurements. 

The complementariness between the partners will enable the EYE consortium to design new contact lenses models for presbyopic population and develop and test an e-health app to capture clinical parameters, and to register the environmental conditions to which the patients are exposed while they are wearing the contact lenses.

This information will allow the clinician to gather the important data related to the behaviour of the contact lenses and the feeling of comfort of the patients in the different environmental conditions to which they are exposed at different times of the day.

Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)

UCM, founded in 1293, is one of the oldest operating universities in the world with a long history and broad social recognition. Over 86,000 students are currently enrolled to the variety of schools offering 90 degrees, more than 170 official masters and more than 170 postgraduate programs. UCM consistently ranks among the top universities in Spain promoting teaching and performing internationally recognised research.


mark’ennovy is dedicated to innovation and a forward-thinking approach towards contact lens products, fitting and support. mark’ennovy’s product portfolio is one of the most extensive available with an unrivalled combination of materials, parameters, and geometries, catering exclusively to eye care professionals.


Alain Afflelou has more than 40 years of experience in the optical and audiology sector and is one of the leading companies in the market worldwide, with 1,500 points of sale in 17 countries and 5,000 employees.


Our professionals look after people’s visual and hearing health, offering solutions available to everyone. As leaders in the vision and hearing health sector, The company is committed to the continuous training of its specialists in order to respond to the new needs of the market.


The company has always had a constant vocation for innovation and a commitment to new concepts to adapt to an increasingly demanding society, not only in the field of health, but also in fashion and trends, both as a distributor of prestigious international brands and as the creator of a sophisticated line of frames whose design sets trends in the sector.

EYE Recruitment Form

Applications must contain a CV, motivation letter, publication list, contact information of two referees, copy of the Degree and Master title (when applicable). Add all documents in one ZIP.

EYE is the Responsible for the processing of the user’s personal data and informs them that these data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, of April 27 (GDPR), and Organic Law 3 / 2018, of December 5 (LOPDGDD), for which the following treatment information is provided:

Purposes and legitimation of the treatment: maintain a commercial relationship (for the legitimate interest of the person in charge, art. 6.1.f GDPR) and the sending of communications of products or services (by consent of the interested party, art. 6.1.a GDPR).

Data conservation criteria: they will be kept for no longer than necessary to maintain the end of the treatment or while there are legal prescriptions that dictate their custody and when it is no longer necessary for this, they will be deleted with adequate security measures to guarantee anonymization of the data or the total destruction of the same.

Communication of the data: the data will not be communicated to third parties, except legal obligation. Rights that assist the user: right to withdraw consent at any time. Right of access, rectification, portability and deletion of your data, and of limitation or opposition to its treatment. Right to file a claim with the Control Authority (www.aepd.es) if you consider that the treatment does not comply with current regulations.

Contact information to exercise your rights: info@eye.eu