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Iris, The Visual Group, Acquires Optical Retail Chain in the GTA

IRIS, The Visual Group, announced the asset acquisition of D.R. Josephson Limited, an optical retail chain also known as Josephson Opticians. Founded in 1935, Josephson Opticians currently operates six locations and enjoys an enviable market position as a fashion-forward retailer of exclusive brands.

Dr. Michael Chaiken, president and chief executive officer of IRIS, The Visual Group, is pleased to announce that with the acquisition of Josephson Opticians, the IRIS group presence in Ontario increases to 15 locations, thus, reinforcing its development strategy across Canada. “We are especially
proud of this new partnership with Dr. Josh Josephson, his excellent staff, opticians and network of independent optometrists. Josephson Opticians has been an optical industry icon for over 80 years in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and we have every intention to further enhance the glowing reputation 302-iris-anof Josephson Opticians in Ontario.”

I chose IRIS because of its values, its reputation and its commitment to provide our clients with our usual extraordinary service and exceptional products. I am confident that the reputable name of the Josephson Opticians family business will be in good hands with IRIS,” explained Dr. Josephson.

Founded in 1990, IRIS, The Visual Group, has become the largest network of eyecare professionals in Canada. Thanks to a distinctive concept and commitment to highest-quality products and services, IRIS has managed to differentiate itself in the eyecare industry.

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