HOYA Vision Care
announced today the acquisition of Pinnacle Optical, LLC, a full-service wholesale optical laboratory headquartered in Birmingham, AL.
According to HOYA, Pinnacle will be combined with its existing Birmingham operation into one laboratory location to strengthen its local presence there.
“This is a growing market with exciting opportunities for HOYA’s science innovation and technology to help advance practice profitability and provide the best vision solutions for patients,” said Barney Dougher, president of HOYA Vision Care, North America. “Our strategic initiative is to help independent practices differentiate their brands and overcome commoditization, and to do that we are continuing to enhance our physical presence in key markets.”
HOYA Vision Care is a division of HOYA Group. It has branded itself as an “Ally of the Independent Eyecare Professional.”
Operations at the combined facility will be headed by Donna LaRussa. She says: “Independent practices appreciate the technology edge that HOYA brings to their businesses as well as the values we all share. We are excited to grow the HOYA brand in the Birmingham market.”