Professor Jim Schwiegerling Named 2021 Southern Arizona Innovation Leader of the Year

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    Congratulations to Professor Jim Schwiegerling who was voted this year's recipient of the Southern Arizona Innovation Leader of the Year Award! The award was presented yesterday, Oct. 6th, at the Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo in the Tucson Convention Center. Tech Launch Arizona said in a press release, "Schwiegerling developed a trifocal implantable cataract replacement lens for the eye that allows for distance, mid-range, and near vision, possibly eliminating the need for glasses or contacts for some." In fact, Jim is not only an inventor, but a user of the technology and had the technology implanted to correct his cataracts. He shared, “I am thrilled with being able to do my outdoor activities, work at the computer and read without being encumbered by glasses. I see like I am young again." Congratulations, Jim!