Leica Microsystems Taps Precision Lens for U.S. Midwest Distribution

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BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Leica Microsystems and Precision Lens have signed an exclusive distribution agreement. Precision Lens, which sells and distributes intraocular lens (IOLs) and supplies for cataract surgery in its markets, will be Leica's exclusive channel partner for ophthalmic surgical microscopes and digital imaging equipment for the OR in select geographies in the U.S. Midwest. Under the agreement, Precision Lens will deploy a dedicated sales team to introduce the Leica ophthalmic portfolio to surgeons in 12 states, namely Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

"With a long track record of earning their customers' respect through exceptional service, expertise and integrity, we are very excited to partner with Precision Lens to help showcase Leica's innovative family of ophthalmic products to more physicians, large practice groups, surgery centers and hospitals," says Philip Loprinzi, director of sales – ophthalmology, Leica Microsystems - Americas.