HOYA Completes VISION EASE Acquisition

HOYA Corporation has announced the completion of its acquisition of Performance Optics, LLC, including its subsidiaries VISION EASE and Daemyung Optical. Performance Optics is a global ophthalmic lens manufacturer specializing in polycarbonate, photochromic, polarized and high-index spectacle lenses.
The pending sale was first reported by EB here.

"Performance Optics provides HOYA with additional capabilities and offerings in polycarbonate, photochromic, and polarized lens technologies, and expands our global footprint in high-index lens casting,” says Girts Cimermans, CEO of HOYA Vision Care. “This strengthens our position as a global technology leader and offers more eyecare and industry professionals the sales and marketing support they want and need."
"Performance Optics' subsidiaries, VISION EASE and Daemyung Optical, have capabilities and cultures of innovation, quality and service that strongly complement HOYA's footprint and long-standing reputation in the eyewear industry," says John Weber, CEO of Performance Optics. "By joining forces, we will better meet our customers' global needs across geographies."

"The closing of the Performance Optics acquisition is another key milestone for our Life Care segment," says Augustine Yee, Chief Legal Officer and Global Head of Corporate Development and Affairs at HOYA Corporation. "Performance Optics will now join HOYA Vision Care in their efforts to promote and support eyecare and industry professionals with high-quality products, service and support. We also look forward to augmenting our global research & development capabilities with the creation of a new technology center of excellence outside of Thailand and Japan."