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    Optidirt...Have B&L CL's been sold to Essilor???

    Is the Opticians on Facebook site correct that B&L contacts are going under the Big E umbrella?

    Any speculation on ramifications?

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    I can't see any huge ramifications in the short term if Essilux buys them. Vistakon and Alcon have the most market share by a lot in my area and from what I see in trade magazines as well. It would take a large influx of capital and time to change optometrists minds to switch to B&L. I cannot see Vistakon and Alcon just rolling over either.

    As much as I hate to say it--this may be a good thing for the contact lens space. A third well funded competitor to shake up the market place.

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    I haven't heard this.

    I thought that "Bausch Healthcare" was doing very well alone.

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    I was not aware of the big E having association with contact lenses... was I wrong? Do they own part of CL too? As if the EssiLux thing wasn't bad enough... branching out in to the CL area wouldn't be a shocker.

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    Good intel!

    I hope they don't screw up the CL division.

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    I'd be more surprised to learn that Essilux was not​ exploring acquiring a contact lens company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeHamm View Post
    I'd be more surprised to learn that Essilux was not​ exploring acquiring a contact lens company.
    Exactly! Is there any area in optics where Essilux isn't involved? I struggle to think of one.

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    They been doing GP’s for quite some time.

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