IRIS Acquires New Optometry Clinic in West Vancouver
Wednesday, August 10 2016 | 00 h 00 min | Press Release
Laval, QC — IRIS the Visual Group has purchased West Vancouver optical store, Optix Eyewear. The new acquisition will result in a partnership with founding Optician, Phil Mattes, who will retain a 25% stake.
Optix eyewear started with a merger of Ambleside Contact Lens (which opened in 1979 in the old Hollyburn Medical building) and Douglas Optical Dispensary Ltd. In 1999 Douglas Optical Dispensary purchased an optician-run optical store
several blocks away called Optix. After merging and moving both locations into a new building, Douglas Optical Dispensary changed it’s name to Optix Eyewear where it has remained ever since.
In the interim, Optix Eyewear will continue to operate under its historical brand, with the goal of full integration into IRIS in the near future.
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