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01 Dec 2021


IGO Optical Ltd Stand: M123

Armin Duddek, Optometrist SBAO, FEAOO, ISCLS has been working at Prolens since 1993.

Armin Duddek was President of SBAO (Swiss Professional Association of Opticians and Optometrists) from 2001 to 2019 and the Swiss delegate for ECOO and WCO since 2003.

During his ECOO presidency from 2010-2012, he led several European projects to completion.

Since 2015, he has been President of EFCLIN (European Federation of the Contact Lens and IOL Industry). In 2019, he became President of WOF (World Optometric Foundation). He fits specialty contact lenses in the company’s own contact lens clinic Ottlens founded in 1959.

He has experience in Otho-K since over 25 years and lectured around the globe.


Marc Streit, Optometrist SBAO has been working at Prolens AG since 2013.

In addition to his optometry studies, Marc Streit completed his business studies in 2008 in Zurich. He was an SBAO board member for several years and brings industry experience from his many years with leading lens manufacturers.


Prolens was founded 1959 and is one of the largest wholesalers in the Alpine countries, with distribution partners around Europe for contact lenses, dry eye products, accessories like DMV products and lens care solutions. Prolens is the European distributor for Euclid Otho-K lenses.


Nick Dash, Optometrist BSc MCOptom, has more than 20 years’ experience fitting specialist contact lenses, myopia management and dry eye. Currently Director of Matrix Eye Clinic, Consultant at Midland Eye Clinic, Founder of WhyMyopiaMatters and Manage Myopia. Lecturing Internationally and supervision of Workshops in Myopia Management, Dry Eye and Specialist Contact Lenses. Awarded Inaugural Dry Eye Practitoner of the Year 2017.


Nick Dash is honoured to undertake the position as co-director of IGO Optical Ltd.

Supporting Eye Care Practitioners with quick access to many world leading products to UK shores. Extending the range of Specialist Contact lenses, Dry Eye Diagnostics and Lens Care Accessories.





- IGO Optical Ltd. with its headquarters in The Granary, Manor Park, Warkworth,

Banbury OX17 2AG UK will continue to exist as a traditional UK company as usual

- OVC lenses and system will be retained

- Euclid lenses will be retained and expanded to new designs and materials

- You can new order Euclid ortho-k lenses without the IGO OVC system

- The Prolens professional service team will be your new partner for your orders and technical questions

- The merger will allow us to serve you with an even larger portfolio

- Internationally bundled know-how of professionals in the UK and Switzerland

- The merger will allow us to serve you with an even larger portfolio

- Together we are an even stronger partner for you in the market

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