ODESSA, Fla.—Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) will be closing its doors at the end of 2023 after serving the optical industry for 52 years. “PSI has been blessed to have so many wonderful relationships in the industry. All our customers have been so supportive through the years,” said Patrick Hernandez, president. “The consolidation of the industry and the shift to digital processing has decreased the demand for many of PSI’s products. That shift, as well as the desire to retire, led to the decision to close our doors.”

PSI is an independent, family-owned business that was established in 1971 when Bill Hernandez developed the Aluma-Lap, the first light weight lap that became an industry standard. When Bill left the business, his wife June Jankura took over. In 1993, their son Patrick became president and led PSI to become one of the industry leaders in manufacturing, and distributing surfacing and finishing supplies and equipment.

PSI will be taking final orders through Friday, September 29, 2023. The company’s remaining inventory has been greatly discounted and is listed on its website, www.LookToPSI.com, for purchase. Once final orders are processed, PSI will finalize the details and the business will be officially closed by the end of 2023.

“PSI wants to thank the industry for ‘Looking To PSI’ over the years and wishes everyone much success moving forward,” the company said in a statement.