Supermax offers free contact lenses to B40 group

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), rubber glove maker Supermax Corporation Bhd is giving away its Aveo contact lenses for free to consumers in the B40 income group.

President and founder Datuk Seri Stanley Thai Kim Sim said the company is looking into that possibility and would be making an announcement soon.

“If the Government gives the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH or cost of living aid), we want to give free contact lenses, so whoever receives that aid can come to us and provide their BSH receipt and we will give them free contact lenses,” he told a media briefing after announcing the company's full-year results here today.

The free lenses, however, are available for a limited time period and only for those who are using contact lenses or glasses.

“Our machines produce one contact lens every one second, so every two seconds, a pair of lenses will be given for free,” he said, adding that the company’s markets are mostly overseas.

Thai said as the company’s production facilities are fully automated, it can utilise its capacity for CSR programmes for Malaysian consumers.

Under its unit SuperVision Optimax Sdn Bhd, which distributes the contact lenses, Supermax currently has eight distribution centres-cum-corporate offices based in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.

It collaborates with over 1,200 independent distributors globally.