Haag-Streit UK appointed sole distributor of the Optovue, Inc. portfolio in the UK

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Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce that it will be appointed sole distributor of the Optovue, Inc. product portfolio in the UK from 4th February 2015.

Optovue iScan & iFusion

The unprecedented growth of the spectral domain OCT market in recent years, combined with the rapid advancements in OCT technology and image management software makes the Optovue product range an exciting addition to the HS-UK portfolio.

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce that it will be appointed sole distributor of the Optovue, Inc. product portfolio in the UK from 4th February 2015.

Optovue, Inc, has a reputation for pushing the frontiers of innovation and ophthalmic medical diagnostic imaging with its Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) product portfolio, which includes the: Angiovue OCT Angiography system, iVue, iFusion, iScan and XR Avanti OCT products.

HS-UK will be taking over the UK distribution from Watford-based Grafton Optical, Optovue, Inc distributors since January 2007.

Bill Shields, Vice President International Sales, Optovue, Inc, commented, “On behalf of Optovue, I would like to thank Grafton Optical for its hard work in introducing the Optovue OCT portfolio to the UK and successfully representing and supporting the brand so professionally for 8 years. The move of distributorship is a strategic one, as we feel that our current range of OCT products perfectly complements HS-UK’s existing portfolio of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment.”

HS-UK will officially launch the Optovue iFusion and the new iScan at February’s 100% Optical event in London. The revolutionary new Angiovue OCTA system and XR Avanti will be showcased during May’s RCO meeting in Liverpool.

Dean Johnson, HS-UK Managing Director, said, “We are extremely proud to be the new UK agents for Optovue. The unprecedented growth of the spectral domain OCT market in recent years, combined with the rapid advancements in OCT technology and image management software makes the Optovue product range an exciting addition to the HS-UK portfolio. Optovue, Inc has recognised that HS-UK has the specialist knowledge and technical expertise to further grow Optovue market penetration.”

For more information on Optovue, Inc products, please call Haag-Streit UK on (01279) 883807, or email optovue(at)haag-streit-uk(dot)com.

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About Haag-Streit UK

Haag-Streit UK sells a complete line of optometry and ophthalmic equipment and has distributorships for some leading brands, such as; Haag-Streit International, Ellex and CenterVue and Haag-Streit Surgical (formerly Möller-Wedel).

A former division of Clement Clarke International Limited, Haag-Streit UK has evolved since 1917 from a dispensing optician with one branch in London, to a manufacturing company which has designed and manufactured products such as the Perkins tonometer and Synoptophore.

These brands are marketed directly within the UK and through a network of distribution partners in more than 60 countries.

In 1989 Clement Clarke became part of the Swiss-based Haag-Streit Group and in 2001 began trading under the name Haag-Streit UK.

Haag-Streit UK promotes prevention, early detection, careful monitoring and effective treatment of retinal disease, glaucoma, corneal disorders, ocular motility and visual defects.

The organisation is dedicated to providing tailored solutions through the integration of information technology, leading brand ophthalmic instruments and unparalleled customer care. It focuses on the individual requirements of both the professional and the patient.

For additional information about Haag-Streit UK and its product portfolio, please visit http://www.haagstreituk.com.

About Optovue

Optovue, Inc. is a privately-held ophthalmic device company dedicated to working with eye care professionals and clinical researchers to lead the commercialization of new imaging modalities.

Optovue has achieved widespread market success through a combination of unique data analysis design, a reputation for excellent customer service and support, and rapid innovation of its technology in response to physician feedback.

The company is headquartered in Fremont, California, with Satellite offices in Encinitas, California.
For additional information about Optovue and its product portfolio, please visit http://www.optovue.com.

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