Ocuco Acquires See20/20

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Ocuco’s Leo MacCanna (l) and See20/20’s Andy Chance-Hill (r).

BRIERLY HILL, England – Ocuco, a U.K.-based leading practice management system vendor and optical software supplier, has acquired See20/20, a supplier of the See20/20 cloud-based ophthalmic practice management system.

The acquisition, an announcement said, “effectively secures the future of the See20/20 product for the current customers. It will also enable Ocuco to build on its current U.K. market presence in cloud-based practice management solutions.”

The See 20/20 staff will join the Ocuco team, the statement added. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

“We recognize that the Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud deployment business model offers a low upfront cost service option which is particularly appealing for smaller independent opticians. The acquisition of See20/20 will extend our already existing capability to offer cloud-based practice management solutions to opticians. We plan to improve See20/20 by integrating it with our OptiCommerce, adding an online sales and appointment booking channel to See20/20’s customers’ practices. We are also looking forward to benefitting from See20/20’s excellent pool of experienced talent in the development of cloud-based practice management solutions,” said Leo MacCanna, Ocuco CEO.

Following the acquisition, Andy Chance-Hill, who founded See20/20 in 2003, will take over as the divisional director for the business. He will be located with the rest of the current See20/20 team at Ocuco’s new offices here, near Birmingham.

According to the company, over 7,200 sites currently use Ocuco software worldwide and the company has over 130 staff in eight locations around the world. The company provides practice management software and lab management software solutions independent optical practices, medium sized groups, large chains, optical labs and ophthalmology clinics. Ocuco has optical retail software systems installed in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and North America.

Founded in Dublin in 1993 by MacCanna, Ocuco is a pioneer of software solutions for optical retail and was launched internationally in 1999.