February 1, 2016

ALDEN OPTICAL BECOMES SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL KERATOCONUS ACADEMY
Broaden the company’s investment in Keratoconic research

Alden, NY — Alden Optical®, now part of the B+L Specialty Vision Products group, announced today that it has become a Silver Level Sponsor of the International Keratoconus Academy (IKA). IKA is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote and develop the knowledge base and awareness of the state of the art pertaining to the diagnosis and management of keratoconus and other forms of corneal ectasia.

This sponsorship represents a significant investment by Alden Optical and B+L SVP towards increased understanding of keratoconus and its management. Tom Shone, President, Alden Optical stated “I commend Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO (president and co-founder of IKA) for his foresight into keratoconus research, detection and management and the creation of this worthy academy. I am certain the IKA’s efforts will ultimately improve awareness and management of this disease” More information on IKA can be found at www.keratoconusacademy.com More Alden Optical is available at www.aldenoptical.com.

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. Over the last few years, Alden Optical has developed an extensive portfolio of custom + specialty lenses including HP Toric, ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric, NovaKone® and now Zenlens. Additionally, Alden offers a full line of corneal GPs and distributes BioColors™, a custom tinted lens that is co-produced by Alden Optical and The Orion Vision Group. In January of 2016 Alden Optical was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and is now part of the Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products group.

Contact: Tom Shone
Phone: 800-253-3669
Email: info@aldenoptical.com