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MorTan, Inc. is a small woman owned corporation located in Missoula, Montana. MorTan was started by a practicing ophthalmologist, Loran B. Morgan, M.D.

Dr. Morgan saw the need for an easier, more efficient and more effective method of ocular irrigation - so he developed The Morgan Lens.

Our primary goal is to produce and sell quality products for emergency eye irrigation and to save as many eyes as possible. MorTan puts the patient’s outcome and our customers' satisfaction as our priorities.

We take pride in treating our employees very well.

Loran B. Morgan

Loran B. Morgan, M.D.

Loran B. Morgan, M.D. developed the Morgan Lens during his third tour as a volunteer physician in Vinh Long, Vietnam.

Many of the serious eye cases, he noticed, began as simple infections that had not received adequate treatment. Proper care of eye injuries requires both protection of the eye from irritation by the eyelid and the constant delivery of sterile fluids and/or medication to the eye – neither of which were available to Dr. Morgan at the time.

“You couldn’t expect a nurse to keep coming back to put in eye drops as often as they were needed,” he explained. Thus, he developed the Morgan Lens, the most widely used method of ocular irrigation today. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Battalion Surgeon during World War II, a specialist in ophthalmology and Fellow of the International and American Colleges of Surgeons, Dr. Morgan enjoyed a long and impressive career, saving thousands of patient’s eyes all over the world. And, thanks to his battlefield invention, his work will continue to do so for generations to come.

Meet the Team

Meet some of the key members that the keep the operations running day-in and day-out at MorTan, Inc.

Dan and Beth

DAN MORGAN (Pictured here with his sister Beth Bowens)

Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan, Chairman of the Board, was raised in Wyoming and lived most of his life in Wyoming and Montana. He was fortunate to have amazing parents, Beth (R.N.) and Bud (L. B. Morgan, M. D.), whose valuable commitment to family significantly enriched Dan’s and his sister Beth’s lives. Bud and Beth additionally contributed substantial time, talent, and treasure to the community, our country, and fellow man.

He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Health and Human Performance, with a minor in Biology, where he also completed the Air Force ROTC Program.

After being discharged from the Air Force due to a hearing loss, he went to work for Tanco Laboratories in Honolulu. There he learned the manufacturing and fitting of contact lenses. He became a Fellow Member of the Contact Lens Society of America and continued to fit contact lenses for most of the next 10 years.

Seeing the potential and greater need for the Morgan Lens, invented and developed by his father, Dr. L. B. "Bud" Morgan, Dan joined MorTan, Inc., where he expanded the marketing and production of the device. He became President and CEO for many years. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board, having turned over the reins of management to long-time colleague, Judy Devine, current President and COO.

The support of his family has been instrumental in the successful operation of the business. His deceased wife, Pam, was an R.N. His daughters, Lyndsey and Mariah are both R.N.s. His son Zach is studying Engineering. His current wife, Lynne, was raised in a Veterinary Medicine family and is a retired Interior Designer. They now reside outside of Freedom, Wyoming.

Judy Devine

Judy Devine

Judy Devine is the President and Chief Operations Officer for MorTan, Inc.  She wears many hats in this position and enjoys the accomplishments and the challenges.

Judy has worked for MorTan since 1987.  She is now majority shareholder of MorTan, Inc. Starting out as a Customer Service Representative, Judy proved herself as a devoted team member and natural leader that paved her way to her current position.  She is passionate about MorTan's products, dedicated to their success and sets a high standard for her team to deliver the best service they can to their customers.  

Judy is native to Montana and in her free time, she enjoys golfing, attending University of Montana sporting events and is very involved with her family and their activities.

You may contact her at or 406-728-2522.

Board of Directors

Judy G. Devine, President, C.O.O.
Daniel T. Morgan, FCLSA, Vice President

While beginning to wear contact lenses, I had an experience which the use of the Morgan Lens saved the day.

I was just finishing a sixteen-hour shift as manager and staff nurse of the ED when I was notified that they had received a bomb threat.  Disaster situation were part of my duties, so I went into action.  By 4:00 AM, I realized I still had my contacts in.  So I got a container and soaked them in an eye solution from our eye tray.  I arrived home with enough time to take a quick nap before returning to work for another sixteen-hour shift.  When I put my contacts in, I felt like someone had placed a hot poker into my eyes.  I took the contacts out, but my eyes continued to burn and were also fire engine red.  I did report to work at 7:00 AM but my eyes continued to burn.  I then decided the best thing I could do was to irrigate, so I placed a Morgan lens into both eyes and irrigated with 1000 cc of lactated Ringer's.  Laying down during the irrigation process was relaxing and I felt no discomfort while my eyes were irrigated.  After the process, the burning was relieved and I was able to complete my shift without further discomfort.

Registered Nurse (South Carolina)

MorTan Inc.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8719
Missoula, MT 59807

Shipping Address:
329 East Pine St
Missoula, MT 59802

Toll-Free Telephone1-800-423-8659
Telephone: 406-728-2522

Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM MT

8:00 - 1:00 PM MT 

Why Use The Morgan Lens?

The Morgan Lens is used in 90% of hospital emergency departments in the USA and can be inserted in less than 20 seconds. There simply is no other "hands-free" method of eye irrigation. Nothing else frees medical personnel to treat other injuries or to transport the patient while irrigation is underway. Nothing is more effective at treating ocular chemical, thermal, and actinic burns or removing non-embedded foreign bodies, even when the patient's eyes are closed tightly. Its design makes it simple and straightforward to use so minimal training is required.