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Blog: Three New Suppliers On The List

This week, the IAPB Standard List announces the arrival of four new major manufacturers and suppliers: CANON, HUMANWARE and KAPS.

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Canon logo


CANON have been at the forefront of innovation in ophthalmic diagnostic equipment design since 1976 and their extensive line of ophthalmic diagnostic equipment spans Optical Coherence Tomography and cutting-edge digital retinal imaging, as well as associated intuitive control software, and fully automatic Ref-Keratometers and Tonometers. We are pleased to include their range of Non-Midriatic Fundus/Retinal Cameras which are at the leading edge of camera technology, their fully automatic non-contact Tonometers, with and without Pachy, and finally their Auto-Refkeratometer which is a compact and easy to use Automatic Refractometer and Keratometer.



HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. HumanWare offers a wide range of innovative products, including the BrailleNote Touch, first Google certified braille tablet, the iOS compatible Brailliant braille displays, Victor Reader®, the world’s leading family of digital audiobook players, the unique Prodigi® family of desktop and portable vision and reading systems, and the ultra-portable explore line of electronic handheld magnifier. The WHO through their GATE Initiative are currently and widely promoting assistive technologies for all disabilities, and out of the 50 recommended products on the GATE List of Assistive Technologies, there are 13 products related to eye care, and HUMANWARE are able to provide most of the devices on the list, and we are very pleased to include them on the Standard List.


Kaps Optics

Founded in April 1946, and headquartered in Asslar near Wetzlar, Germany, Karl Kaps GmbH & Co. KG is specialized in the development and manufacture of modern surgical and diagnostic microscopes. The products are used all over the world in ENT, ophthalmology, microsurgery, endodontics and gynecology. Throughout its almost 70-year history, the company has always put the customer in the focus of its corporate activities. New products are invariably developed in close cooperation with users and made with state-of-the-art computerized machinery. The aim of Karl Kaps GmbH & Co. KG is to develop microscopes that fully satisfy the optical, magnification, illumination and ergonomic needs of its customers. The company attaches great importance to offering a hundred-per-cent German-made products – from development to production and assembly. The Standard List features their range of Surgical Operating Microscopes, from a basic to advance ranges of Microscopes, and offers an affordable and alternative range to other manufacturers.


An earlier version of this blog post had Conrico also in this list. Conrico is no longer on the IAPB Standard List, and so we have removed the reference.

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