ABB CONCISE and ODG Announce Merger

ABB CONCISE and Optical Distributor Group (ODG) are excited to announce a merger effective December 28, 2012.

By consolidating the efforts and strengths of these two companies, ABB CONCISE and ODG will be able to deliver more services and programs to help the Eye Care Professional better compete in this competitive marketplace.

Angel Alvarez, CEO of ABB CONCISE states “We are very excited about the opportunities that this merger will create to help us achieve our common vision of helping Eye Care Professionals compete. This merger is an investment in the future for our customers because it combines the strengths of our two companies as we continue to focus on our core strategy of bringing new products, services and practice building tools to our combined customer base. Our leadership teams are enthusiastic about building a platform that our customers can trust and will be an overall win for them and our industry.”

Jeff Rems, President and COO of ODG elaborates, “ODG has always prided itself on providing the highest level of service in the industry by offering innovative programs to help the Eyecare Professional successfully compete, retain patients and improve profitability. This merger with ABB CONCISE only strengthens that philosophy of being a trusted “Business Partner” to Eye Care Professionals. ABB CONCISE shares these same initiatives and we’re excited to bring new programs and services to increase efficiency and profitability in today’s competitive environment.”

This merger brings together over 120 sales professionals delivering the common vision of helping Eye Care Professionals improve practice performance. As the companies work to create an even better organization, there will be no disruption of service. Customers will continue communicating with the same customer service and sales representatives with each company that they have prior to the merger. Business will remain as usual.ABB CONCISE logo banner

ABB CONCISE and ODG are committed to providing their mutual customers with the world-class service that they are accustomed to receiving. ABB CONCISE and ODG would like their customers to know that they will continue to communicate with them as this merger progresses so they will remain informed about the exciting programs and services they will be receiving.

About ABB CONCISE and Optical Distributor Group: ABB CONCISE and Optical Distributor Group together supply more than 30,000 Eye Care Professionals across America with brand name contact lenses, finished ophthalmic lenses, fully customizable Gas Permeable and Custom Specialty Soft Lenses. In addition, ODG’s Digital Eye Lab provides Eye Care Professionals with cutting edge Free Form ophthalmic lens designs and AR Coatings thru its full service automated lab. The companies also offer practice building tools such as pricing strategy tools, Business Reviews, Annual Supply Staff Training and Ecommerce solutions including patient ordering websites and For additional information, visit and

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