A Medical Device Daily

Unilens Vision (Largo, Florida), which develops, specialty contact lenses, reported on the acquisition of the specialty gas-permeable contact lens manufacturer Aero Contact Lens (Miamisburg, Ohio ).

Under the terms of the agreement, Unilens acquired certain assets of Aero Contact Lens. including regulatory approvals, customer lists, trade names and various other resources. The gas-permeable Aero Contact Lens Brands acquired through the asset purchase include the V/X Multifocal, Aspirations Multifocal and R-2000 Keratoconus Lens.

The lenses will be manufactured and marketed by Unilens under their pre-existing product brand names.

Unilens said it will continue the Aero Contact Lens tradition of strong customer service and consultation from Aero's Michigan office and current Aero pricing and policy programs will stay in effect to ensure a smooth transition.

"We have a longstanding commitment to support the growth and strength of high-quality independent optometry with some of the best contact lens technology available in the industry today," said Unilens CEO Michael Pecora. "We are ... excited to have the Aero Contact Lens Brands as the newest additions to our product portfolio that contribute directly to the patient retention and practice profitability of independents across the country."