Life at Twenty/Twenty


Life at Twenty/Twenty is all about the convergence of multiple disciplines.
We are a diverse mix of scientists, inventors, engineers and doctors.
Mostly, we’re eager to explore the innovations that arise where all these fields intersect.

“I look forward to work every day because we’re incubating exciting technologies.”

Solving Big Challenges

Twenty/Twenty employees are:

  • Finding the next leap forward in diagnostics and prevention
  • Developing real-tine solutions 
  • Applying AI and microelectronics

“I love being surrounded by coworkers so motivated by a sense of purpose.”


Making Your Mark

Twenty/Twenty is an ophthalmic incubator that is smaller and more specialized than our parent companies.

Our collective ownership ideal makes each employee an important collaborator in our mission.

Every individual on our research team has a stake in advancing the entire portfolio of products.


Learn What Brings Meaning to Twenty/Twenty Employees

What drew you to Twenty/Twenty?

“I was excited to discover the freedom we have to direct our own work. Startups usually entail high-pressure to show growth and revenue. But Twenty/Twenty fosters innovation, not shortcuts.”


“So many people I used to run into were intellectually bored. They found themselves working on things that really could have happened 10 or 20 years ago but had been pushed aside for various status quo reasons. At Twenty/Twenty, we’re applying new thinking and exciting technology that is going to retire those old-school ways.”


“Twenty/Twenty appealed to me because I knew that I could work on cutting-edge research AND actually deliver something to the patient to improve their lives.”


What keeps you engaged?

“Instead of focusing on ‘What product can we launch this year to gain market share’, we look at ‘What problem can we solve?’ And that keeps me engaged because new challenges arise through the product life-cycle as it approaches market. It may begin with the efficacy of a therapy, then focus on reliability and yield, patient adoption and ease-of-use, then mass production and quality, demonstration and product display. I don’t foresee ever being bored.”


“It’s so enriching to interact with and learn from people across many areas of expertise. At the same time, sharing your own research with others really helps solidify one’s understanding and mastery of the topic. There’s no better way to advance your knowledge.”

Learn What Brings Meaning to Twenty/Twenty Employees

Structured as a learning organization, we provide the support that empowers bright minds on the quest for ophthalmic breakthroughs and novel therapies.

Lifelong Learning

Supportive learning environment
Concrete learning processes and practices
Leadership behavior that provides reinforcement

Collaboration &
Collective Ownership

Skill and knowledge is shared

Everyone takes full ownership

We hold each other accountable

Excellence with Integrity & Efficiency

Quality products that delight

Authenticity and positive personal values

Sense of urgency without shortcuts

Mutual Respect

Everyone valued for who they are and what they bring to the table

Celebrate diversity

Truth, Transparency & Trust

Product Innovation 

Ideas are shared and help offered
Products are continuously improved
Feedback is sought after and implemented in product features