November 5, 2009

ALDEN OPTICAL LABORATORIES ANNOUNCES TOM SHONE AS PRESIDENT
Will Lead Commercial and Strategic Development

ALDEN, New York, November 5, 2009 – Alden Optical Laboratories Inc, manufacturers of custom made-to-order soft and GP contact lenses announced today that Tom Shone has joined the company as President. Mr. Shone will lead all commercial and strategic development. Shone, a 20 year veteran of the contact lens industry was most recently President of CooperVision’s US business unit. “Tom brings a wealth of experience to Alden Optical and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to broaden our portfolio” states Charley Creighton, Chief Executive Officer. Shone commented “I am excited to be part of the Alden team. Over the years Charley has built a great custom contact lens business based on excellent products and service and I look forward to working with him to grow Alden Optical in both the custom and specialty sectors”. Shone added “the fact that Alden Optical can offer virtually limitless parameters across 4 soft materials and ship the finished lens in 2 days is remarkable and we are excited to be working towards offering practitioners these benefits with new, cutting edge custom and specialty designs”.

Alden Optical (www.aldenoptical.com) was established in 1969 by Charles "Pat" Creighton, OD. The company has enjoyed a reputation for manufacturing high quality custom made-to-order soft and GP contact lenses and unparalleled customer service.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alden Optical
Phone: 800-253-3669
Email: info@aldenoptical.com