July 29, 2011

MAGGIE WALSH JOINS ALDEN OPTICAL
Will Lead Technical Support for NovaKone™

ALDEN, New York, July 28, 2011 – Alden Optical Inc, manufacturer of custom made-to-order soft and gas permeable contact lenses announces that Maggie Walsh, FCLSA has joined the company as a Senior Product Specialist. Walsh will assume a lead role on technical and fitting support for the company’s emerging specialty lens portfolio. Maggie will be initially responsible for developing a comprehensive technical support package for NovaKone™, the company’s new product for patients suffering from keratoconus. “Maggie possesses incredible specialty lens fitting and training expertise. Her talents will be essential as we optimize the fitting approach to NovaKone™ and ensure that practitioners are in position to take full advantage of this novel new lens” stated Tom Shone, President, Alden Optical. The company recently received FDA clearance for NovaKone and is planning an October, 2011 launch.

Walsh, a trained optician, has over 25 years’ experience in specialty lens fitting including most recently 6 years in a consultative role for Synergeyes and more than 20 years in private practice in central NY. Walsh has achieved FCLSA status, served 10 years on the New York State Board of Ophthalmic Dispensing, received NCLE Advanced Accreditation and is currently Chair of the CLSA Fellowship Committee.

Alden Optical (www.aldenoptical.com) was established in 1969 by Charles "Pat" Creighton, OD. The company has enjoyed a long reputation for manufacturing premium specialty and custom made-to-order soft and gas permeable contact lenses while offering unparalleled customer service.

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