SummaryHydron Pty Ltd proposed merger with Ocular Sciences Australia, arising from the global merger between The Cooper Companies Inc and Ocular Sciences Inc.
Market definitionDistribution of contact lenses in Australia.
Competition analysisIn December 2004, the ACCC decided not to oppose the merger due to competition from three other international suppliers, namely Johnson & Johnson, CIBA Vision and Bausch & Lomb. The majority of all product supplied to the Australian market is imported. The ACCC concluded that the merger would not substantially lessen competition.