May 4, 2012
Irving, TX and Rancho Cordova, CA, May 4, 2012 – PFO Global and VSP Optics Group today
announced that they are co-developing digital lens fitting and dispensing technology for eyecare
professionals to use on tablet or mobile computers, such as the Apple iPad. Together, the
companies have jointly applied for patents on the technology, which they have been in technical
collaboration on for the past year.
“We are thrilled to further develop this breakthrough digital lens measurement and dispensing
technology through cutting-edge research and development with VSP Optics Group,” said Rudolf
Suter, CEO and President of PFO Global. “Together, we are dedicated to developing technology
aimed at improving the eyecare experience for patients and providers alike.”
VSP Optics Group has also signed an agreement with PFO Global for the exclusive distribution
rights of the technology.
“This exciting collaboration allows us to leverage the innovative engineering knowledge and
capabilities of PFO Global and the optical market insights of VSP Optics Group to produce a
variety of new fitting technologies for independent eyecare professionals and their patients,” said
Dave Delle Donne, VSP Optics Group’s Vice President of Business Development. “We look
forward to introducing this technology to the optical industry in the United States later this year.”
About PFO Global
PFO is an innovative manufacturer of advanced lens designs, complete eyewear and mobile dispensing
equipment. With interactive manufacturing systems that connect the world, complete material fulfillment
systems and a proprietary online ordering system, PFO is focused on meeting today's economic needs with
Headquartered in the US with high capacity manufacturing facilities and R&D centers around the world, PFO
is committed to optical technologies that enhance the quality of life and transform business.
About VSP Optics Group
As part of VSP Global®, VSP Optics Group provides a broad range of ophthalmic products and services to
VSP’s network of 27,000 private practice doctors. VSP Optics Group includes VSP Labs, which have served
eyecare professionals as industry leaders in new technologies for nearly four decades through its seven
wholly owned laboratories, two partner labs and management of a robust contract lab network throughout the United States. VSP Optics Group also develops and markets privately branded, high-quality ophthalmic
products, such as premium progressive lenses and coatings to support and meet the needs of private
practice doctors and their patients.