PARIS—Visionix and Right MFG. Co., Ltd. announced yesterday that they have entered a long-term strategic partnership agreement, expected to accelerate growth for both companies. Visionix will become the exclusive partner of Right MFG, and distribute Righton products in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific (excluding Japan and China). In addition to distribution of the popular Retinomax handheld autorefractor/keratometer, the companies will codevelop a new range of products for the eyecare market. “We’re proud to partner with Right MFG to offer our customers this well-known, highly respected product range.” said Dr. Marc Abitbol, the CEO and president of Visionix. “This partnership is the continuation of a long and fruitful relationship between our two companies.”

The partnership aligns both companies for long-term growth by combining Visionix’ extensive global distribution network with Right MFG’s commitment to high-quality development and production, the two companies said. By leveraging these respective strengths, the agreement creates compelling value for both companies while promising even more high-performing solutions designed for eyecare professionals.

“We gain enhanced access to Visionix’ global distribution, a powerful and extensive network,” said Osamu Tsunoda, president of Right MFG. “At the same time, we will concentrate our efforts on developing and manufacturing the next generation of eye health solutions, with the expertise and quality for which we’re known.”

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, all Righton products will be integrated into the Visionix portfolio and sold under the Visionix brand name. Visionix, formerly Luneau Technology, will ensure the continuity of high-quality service for existing customers of Righton products, according to rules defined by Right MFG. “We look forward to collaborating closely with Right MFG to continue innovating new mobility solutions for eyecare professionals,” said Dr. Abitbol. “We’re confident we have all the ingredients to meet customer needs.”

Headquartered in France, Visionix develops, manufactures and markets ophthalmic equipment from refraction and multimodal diagnostic to finishing equipment. The Visionix brand comprises the formerly individual brands Luneau, Briot (finishing), Weco (finishing), Visionix (diagnosis and refraction), Next Sight (fundus camera and telehealth solutions) and Optovue (high-speed OCT and OCTA technology).

Right MFG is a Japanese monozukuri company specializing in the manufacturing of medical instruments, optical products and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Through the Righton brand, Right MFG provides ophthalmology products manufactured in Japan.