PFO Global to Acquire Assets of Optima, Inc.

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IRVING, Texas— PFO Global has announced that it has entered in to an agreement to acquire the assets of Optima Inc., the manufacturer of distortion- and birefringence-free polycarbonate lenses.

“This acquisition will accelerate our growth strategy and enhance our vertical integration,” said Rudolf Suter, president and CEO of PFO Global. “It strategically meets all of PFO’s requirements for new opportunities for growth and it diversifies the company’s customer base and revenue stream. Optima’s unique patented polycarbonate lenses will also be used for PFO’s finished Eyewear and in combination with our free form lens calculation program, ProFitCalc.”

He added, “We are convinced these assets will drive future growth and also help to build closer relationships with customers within the U.S. and worldwide. The Resolution lenses are very complementary to PFO’s managed vision care programs.”

“We are excited to be part of not only the fastest growing eyewear provider in the country, but also of a company with a vision for our products” said Shigern Murakami, president of Optima. “We look forward to serving the existing and new Optima customers better and more efficiently through the PFO distribution network worldwide. Together we have only one focus: to provide our customers with the best polycarbonate lens and the highest level of service and to make, with PFO’s technology, their purchasing experience as easy as possible.”

Optima Inc. will be transferring its business to PFO Global’s organization as of March 1, 2013. The operations and staff of Optima will continue at the Stratford, Conn. facility under the PFO Global name. All customer contact information remains the same. Phone: (800) 621-1216, (203) 377-8835 and Fax: (203) 375-9768.