San Clemente, CA. March 29, 2011: GP Specialists, a manufacturer of specialty rigid gas permeable contact lenses with an emphasis on lenses for Ortho-K, cornea reshaping or vision rehabilitation, has consolidated its laboratory operations into the former American Biocurve, Inc., facility in San Diego, CA. The move was planned after GP Specilaists acquired the business of American Biocurve in January. “The combination of our existing GP business with Biocurve’s state of the art facility will enable us to pursue our aggressive growth plans” stated Mark Cosgrove, Director of Operations. “The equipment, the experienced personnel and the facility are among the best in the industry” he continued. “The consolidated lab is fully operational and no disruption of business with existing customers is anticipated as a result of the consolidation” said Cosgrove.
Background: GP Specialists has been manufacturing gas permeable lenses for more than 35 years. Originally based in Phoenix, Arizona, the lab was relocated to San Clemente, California in 2003 where it began to increase its ortho-k business. Today GP Specialists is one of the world leaders in the ortho-k field, offering its FDA approved Fargo™ series, Gobal-OK Vision’s GOV series and Paragon’s CRT lenses. With the purchase of American BioCurve in 2011, GP Specialists now offers the BioCurve custom soft contact lenses.
Contact: David Carneal