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Santinelli International Acquired by Advancing Eyecare

Deal “introduces a new line of prestigious products and services to be made available to our customers,” says CEO of Advancing Eyecare.




JACKSONVILLE, FL  – Advancing Eyecare has acquired Santinelli International, a provider of optical finishing equipment.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“As we continually anticipate ways to help ophthalmic practices thrive, the addition of Santinelli International is a natural fit,” said Brad Staley, CEO of Advancing Eyecare. “Santinelli International is a respected leader and well-recognized provider of optical finishing equipment in the U.S. In fact, they have won 13 consecutive Vision Monday EyeVote Readers’ Choice awards as favorites in the in‐office lab equipment, finishing equipment, and overall optical equipment categories.

“Santinelli International’s strong reputation for top-quality products and their commitment to after-sale service and customer satisfaction have contributed to their dominant market share in this space. We recognize the expertise this brings to Advancing Eyecare, and it introduces a new line of prestigious products and services to be made available to our customers.”

Advancing Eyecare includes Lombart Instrument, Marco Ophthalmic, INNOVA Medical, S4Optik and other brands. Founded in 1973, Santinelli International is headquartered in Hauppauge, NY.

“This represents a tremendous opportunity for our customers, our valuable employees, and the Santinelli International brand,” said Gerard Santinelli, CEO of Santinelli International. “It is a testament to our proud heritage as we join this group of best-in-class solutions providers. Santinelli International has served the market for nearly 50 years and is a cultural and professional fit to Advancing Eyecare. We are thrilled to add our edgers, blockers, tracers, consumables and accessories to the Advancing Eyecare portfolio of products.”


Advancing Eyecare is a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital.


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