April 2, 2013; High Performance Optics, “HPO” of Roanoke, Virginia, a company focused on human retinal protection from blue light,

announced today that it has exclusively licensed Essilor globally with

its technology, intellectual property, trade secrets, and know how regarding the

selective blue light filtering of spectacle lenses. Essilor, headquartered in Paris,

France is the world’s leader in ophthalmic optics. HPO is an EGG of The Egg Factory, LLC


Essilor and HPO have independently developed “selective” blue light filtering spectacle

lens technology capable of protecting the retina of the human eye from the hazards of

high energy blue light. The companies believe the HPO global exclusive license to Essilor

will allow for a more rapid exploitation and adoption of the technology globally and in

addition speed its availability to the global population. Both companies have agreed to

share the technology with the optical / vision care industry worldwide by way of global



Mike Packard, President of HPO stated. “I am most pleased and excited about having

HPO team up with Essilor to exploit this highly beneficial technology globally. While

there are multiple factors that contribute to AMD, reducing the chances of others

suffering from Macula Degeneration and / or the severity of this ugly eye disease has

been a key goal of HPO’s for the past many years. This is most gratifying to me



HPO has been researching the harmful effects of blue light on the human retina since

2000 and has amassed a very extensive intellectual property portfolio with numerous

patent applications pending and multiple patents that have issued around the world.

About High Performance Optics, Inc. (“HPO”) : Founded in 2006

and based in Roanoke, Virginia, HPO is a company whose mission and goal is that of

protecting the human retina from the hazards of blue light. The inventor of HPO’s core

technology, Andrew W. Ishak, O.D., F.A.A.O., has been focused since 2000 in researching

blue light wavelengths in an attempt to understand those that are damaging to the

human retina and those that are beneficial to human health. HPO has further invented

and patented numerous proprietary solutions for various industries addressing the

hazards of blue light. HPO is an EGG of The Egg Factory, LLC.


About The Egg Factory, LLC, (“TEF”) : TEF was commercialized

in 1999. TEF identifies global unmet needs, invents solutions to address those needs,

proves and patents, matures the invention / innovation through development and

licensing most often to a global strategic company or multiple companies. TEF is based

in Roanoke, Virginia, USA and its EGG companies are located in various cities around the

USA. The Eggs of TEF are various inventions / innovations having global reach, scale

and benefit society. TEF focuses on revolutionary / transformational innovation in the

Optics and Ophthalmic space.

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