Schwiegerling Named Senior Member by National Academy of Inventors

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    The National Academy of Inventors has named four University of Arizona innovators as senior members, including Wyant College professor, James T. Schwiegerling. Schwiegerling co-founded iCrx, a startup company developing a process of measuring a person's glasses or contact lens prescription without the need for verbal input from the patient. He holds seven U.S. patents, including one for an artificial diffractive trifocal lens designed to provide sharp vision for reading, intermediate vision for computer work, and distance vision, eliminating the need for additional lenses. The designation honors active faculty, scientists and administrators from NAI member institutions who have demonstrated success with patenting, licensing and commercializing innovations designed to impact the welfare of society. Congratulations Professor Schwiegerling! Read the full press release from Tech Launch Arizona.