PixelOptics developed Empower, the world's first and only electronic focusing eyewear. This revolutionary innovation is just the beginning in a series of mobile technologies that will redefine the viewing experience in the 21st Century.

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Introducing Empower

The power to see the world smarter

Empower has reinvented eyewear, for an effortless vision experience. Simply put, Empower is electronically focusing eyewear that optimizes your vision at every distance. Only Empower gives you the power to take control of your vision. Empower. Vision optimized.

CONTROL

Activate the reading zone with a simple touch of the right temple. Another touch returns you to panoramic distance and intermediate vision.

SIMPLICITY

A single, powerful eyewear solution for all your vision needs.

PERFORMANCE

Extend your vision with electronically focusing lenses that perform like no other lens in the world.

Brett Craig

Brett Craig, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brett Craig has over 14 years of experience in the vision care industry as a senior executive. Most recently, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Transitions Optical, the world's largest photochromic lens company. During his tenure, Transitions Optical experienced rapid commercial growth through new product introductions, global geographic expansion and strategic alliances.

Previously, he served as General Manager/Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa and General Manager/Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand. Mr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin — Madison and a M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Brett Craig

Brett Craig, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brett Craig has over 14 years of experience in the vision care industry as a senior executive. Most recently, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Transitions Optical, the world's largest

Ron Blum

Ron Blum, OD, Founder & Senior Advisor

Dr. Ron Blum is named as the inventor on more than 500 patents and patent applications. In 1977, he founded one of the largest multi-location, private professional optometric practices in the Southeastern United States. In 1990 , Dr. Blum founded Innotech, Inc., which was taken public on the NASDAQ exchange in 1996 and sold to Johnson & Johnson in 1997. Dr. Blum remained at Johnson & Johnson until 1999 serving as General Manager of Advanced Technologies for the Spectacle Lens Group, and leading the team that invented and developed the DEFINITY progressive addition lens. Dr. Blum has served on the Board of Trustees for Roanoke College and on Editorial Advisory Boards of two national vision care industry publications. Dr. Blum holds a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry.

Ron Blum

Ron Blum, OD, Founder & Senior Advisor

Dr. Ron Blum is named as the inventor on more than 500 patents and patent applications. In 1977, he founded one of the largest multi-location, private professional optometric practices in the Southeastern United States. In 1990

Robert Hall

Robert Hall, Senior Vice President, Laboratory Operations

Mr. Robert Hall, L.O. ABO/NCLE, is the former Manager of New Product Development for R&D at ITT Night Vision and prior Business Unit Manager of Operations for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. At Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, he was responsible for logistics, customer service, finish fabrication & test, distribution and management of the process capability for his respective unit. Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Organizational Management from Averett University, as well as associate degrees in Ophthalmic Lens Design and Dispensing from Middlesex College and Structural Engineering from Hartford College.

Robert Hall

Robert Hall, Senior Vice President, Laboratory Operations

Mr. Robert Hall, L.O. ABO/NCLE, is the former Manager of New Product Development for R&D at ITT Night Vision and prior Business Unit Manager of Operations for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. At

Bill Kokonaski

Bill Kokonaski, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Bill Kokonaski is the past Director of Engineering for Innotech, Inc. and the Spectacle Lens Group of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, where he had significant involvement in the design of the DEFINITY progressive lens. Mr. Kokonaski has previously worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies. With over 25 years of engineering, science and technology experience and more than 15 years experience in the optical industry, he is the co-inventor of the electro-active lens technology platform. Mr. Kokonaski holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from St. Vincent College, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and Master of Science in Physics from University of Washington.

Bill Kokonaski

Bill Kokonaski, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Bill Kokonaski is the past Director of Engineering for Innotech, Inc. and the Spectacle Lens Group of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, where he had significant involvement in the design of the DEFINITY

Joseph Quinn

Joseph Quinn, Vice President, Finance & Controller

Mr. Joseph Quinn previously served as the Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis at AOL, where he led the finance strategy for AOL's Access Division with responsibility for the financial planning and analysis process during two major acquisitions and strategy implementations. Prior to his fourteen years in financial leadership roles at AOL, he served in financial management roles at MCI and LaFarge Corporation after beginning his career as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG. Mr. Quinn holds a Bachelor's in Accounting from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Joseph Quinn

Joseph Quinn, Vice President, Finance & Controller

Mr. Joseph Quinn previously served as the Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis at AOL, where he led the finance strategy for AOL's Access Division with responsibility for the financial planning and analysis

Lutheria Smith

Lutheria H. Smith, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mrs. Lutheria Smith has 18 years of Human Resources Management experience, most recently as Vice President of Shared Support Services for Hanwha Azdel, Inc., with responsibility for the leadership of the Human Resources, Corporate Insurance & Automobile Fleet, Information Technology, and Legal Departments. Prior to her tenure at Azdel, Mrs. Smith held HR leadership roles at Allstate Insurance Company, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and Optical Cable Corporation. She holds a degree in Political Economy from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and has studied at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, as well as Oxford and Reading Universities in England. Mrs. Smith serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Church School Superintendent for her church and is a Past President of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley, VA, Inc.

Lutheria Smith

Lutheria H. Smith, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mrs. Lutheria Smith has 18 years of Human Resources Management experience, most recently as Vice President of Shared Support Services for Hanwha Azdel, Inc., with responsibility for the leadership of the

William Spies

William Spies, Senior Vice President of Global Distribution

Mr. William Spies has over 25 years of experience in the optical industry. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager at Essilor Laboratories of America, President and CEO of Hoya Lens of America and Executive Vice President and General Manager for Seiko Optical Products. Mr. Spies has additional medical device experience as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service at Candela Corporation and General Manager at Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson Company. Mr. Spies holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Columbia University.

William Spies

William Spies, Senior Vice President of Global Distribution

Mr. William Spies has over 25 years of experience in the optical industry. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager at Essilor Laboratories of America, President and CEO of Hoya Lens

Ann-Kelly Winn

Ann-Kelley Winn, General Counsel

Mrs. Ann-Kelley Winn brings 19 years of legal experience to PixelOptics. Prior to joining PixelOptics, she provided in-house legal support to Hanwha Azdel Inc., a Lynchburg, Virginia-based manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic composites. Before transitioning to in-house roles, Ms. Winn worked for many years in commercial litigation with Covington & Burling, an international law firm headquartered in Washington D.C. Ms. Winn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. Immediately after graduating from law school, Ms. Winn served a one-year judicial clerkship program with the Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Ann-Kelly Winn

Ann-Kelley Winn, General Counsel

Mrs. Ann-Kelley Winn brings 19 years of legal experience to PixelOptics. Prior to joining PixelOptics, she provided in-house legal support to Hanwha Azdel Inc., a Lynchburg, Virginia-based manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic

Brett Craig

Brett Craig, President & Chief Executive Officer, PixelOptics

Mr. Brett Craig has over 14 years of experience in the vision care industry as a senior executive. Most recently, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Transitions Optical, the world's largest photochromic lens company. During his tenure, Transitions Optical experienced rapid commercial growth through new product introductions, global geographic expansion and strategic alliances.

Previously, he served as General Manager/Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa and General Manager/Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand. Mr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin — Madison and a M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Brett Craig

Brett Craig, President & Chief Executive Officer, PixelOptics

Mr. Brett Craig has over 14 years of experience in the vision care industry as a senior executive. Most recently, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Transitions Optical, the world's largest

Ron Blum

Ron Blum, OD, Founder & Senior Advisor

Dr. Ron Blum is named as the inventor on more than 500 patents and patent applications. In 1977, he founded one of the largest multi-location, private professional optometric practices in the Southeastern United States. In 1990, Dr. Blum founded Innotech, Inc., which was taken public on the NASDAQ exchange in 1996 and sold to Johnson & Johnson in 1997. Dr. Blum remained at Johnson & Johnson until 1999 serving as General Manager of Advanced Technologies for the Spectacle Lens Group, and leading the team that invented and developed the DEFINITY progressive addition lens. Dr. Blum has served on the Board of Trustees for Roanoke College and on Editorial Advisory Boards of two national vision care industry publications. Dr. Blum holds a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry.

Ron Blum

Ron Blum, OD, Founder & Senior Advisor

Dr. Ron Blum is named as the inventor on more than 500 patents and patent applications. In 1977, he founded one of the largest multi-location, private professional optometric practices in the Southeastern United States. In 1990

Jim Ashton

Jim Ashton, President, Ashton and Associates

Dr. Ashton is President of Ashton and Associates, a consulting and private equity firm. Dr. Ashton's professional career includes executive positions at some of America's leading companies, including FMC Corporation, Rockwell International, Schlumberger, and General Dynamics. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Iowa. He earned his M.S. & Ph. D in Engineering from M.I.T and his M.B.A. from Harvard. He has served as Chairman and or CEO of multiple private equity owned firms, including Precision Partners, ThermaSys, Poco Graphite, One Neck IT Services, and is an advisor to three private equity firms.

Jim Ashton

Jim Ashton, President, Ashton and Associates

Dr. Ashton is President of Ashton and Associates, a consulting and private equity firm. Dr. Ashton's professional career includes executive positions at some of America's leading companies, including

Juliet Tammenoms Bakker

Juliet Tammenoms Bakker, Founder & Managing Director of Longitude Capital

Ms. Juliet Tammenoms Bakker began her life sciences industry career over 20 years ago as an investment banker at PaineWebber. She focuses on investments in medical devices. Most recently, Ms. Tammenoms Bakker was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures where she founded the life sciences investment practice in 1997. Prior to Pequot, she was Director, Strategic Planning and Director, Operations of Waste Management International, Inc. She currently serves on the boards of Ablation Frontiers, Acufocus, Aptus Endosystems, Facet Solutions, Paracor Medical, Sadra Medical and Sanarus Medical. Ms. Tammenoms Bakker holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Juliet Tammenoms Bakker

Juliet Tammenoms Bakker, Founder & Managing Director of Longitude Capital

Ms. Juliet Tammenoms Bakker began her life sciences industry career over 20 years ago as an investment banker at PaineWebber. She focuses on investments in medical devices. Most recently, Ms. Tammenoms

Linda Gorens-Levey

Linda Gorens-Levey, Managing Director, CFA, CPA, Stark Investments

Ms. Linda Gorens-Levey is a Managing Director of Stark Investments responsible for managing the Firm's portfolio of real estate investments, private equity investments, and joint venture partners. Ms. Gorens-Levey also serves as a member of the Firm's Fair Value Committee. She joined Stark in 1997 and until 2004 served as the Firm's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Stark, she was an Associate Director of Investments at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. She serves on the Boards and Executive Committees of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. Ms. Gorens-Levey holds a Masters in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Linda Gorens-Levey

Linda Gorens-Levey, Managing Director, CFA, CPA, Stark Investments

Ms. Linda Gorens-Levey is a Managing Director of Stark Investments responsible for managing the Firm's portfolio of real estate investments, private equity investments, and joint venture partners. Ms. Gorens-Levey

Gary Kurtzman

Gary Kurtzman, MD, Managing Director, Life Sciences, Safeguard Scientifics

Dr. Gary Kurtzman is a board-certified internist from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. At Safeguard, he identifies and partners with emerging companies in healthcare IT, diagnostics, devices, regenerative medicine and specialty pharmaceuticals. With more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, board member, financier and operator, Dr. Kurtzman leverages his medical expertise to empower businesses to enhance their products, grow their services and identify strategic partnership opportunities. He is also a board member of Alverix, Good Start Genetics, Medivo and NuPathe. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and Doctor of Medicine from Washington University.

Gary Kurtzman

Gary Kurtzman, MD, Managing Director, Life Sciences, Safeguard Scientifics

Dr. Gary Kurtzman is a board-certified internist from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. At Safeguard, he identifies and partners with emerging companies in healthcare IT, diagnostics, devices

Jim P. O'Connel

Jim P. O'Connel, Principal & Kauffman Fellow, Safeguard Scientifics

Mr Jim P. O'Connel is responsible for screening deals, conducting due diligence for various acquisition opportunities and supporting Safeguard's healthcare partner companies. He has eight years of operational, financial and entrepreneurial experience in healthcare and the life sciences. Mr. O'Connel received a B.S. in biochemistry from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While there he led the University of Pennsylvania's $70K Business Plan Competition and received a fellowship in healthcare entrepreneurship.

Jim P. O'Connel

Jim P. O'Connel, Principal & Kauffman Fellow, Safeguard Scientifics

Mr Jim P. O'Connel is responsible for screening deals, conducting due diligence for various acquisition opportunities and supporting Safeguard's healthcare partner companies. He has eight

Brian Stark

Brian Stark, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Stark Investments

Mr. Brian Stark is responsible for global portfolio construction and capital allocation of Stark Investments. Prior to entering professional fund management and forming Stark Capital Management, LLC in 1986, he was a partner at the commercial litigation firm of Coghill & Goodspeed, P.C.. Mr. Stark holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Brown University and a law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Brian Stark

Brian Stark, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Stark Investments

Mr. Brian Stark is responsible for global portfolio construction and capital allocation of Stark Investments. Prior to entering professional fund management and forming Stark Capital

Investors

Our investment partners have provided financial capital permitting PixelOptics to develop and launch new technologies that did not exist a decade ago. Their support has created jobs, fostered innovation and has improved the quality of life for users of our products.

Safeguard
Delphi Ventures
Longitude Capital
Stark Investments

Company

Headquartered in the Roanoke Valley adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains, PixelOptics was incorporated in 2005. By developing transformational innovations in optics and electronics, the company's leadership and employees are dedicated to helping people see more clearly and more comfortably. PixelOptics is leading the change from passive eyewear to active eyewear that responds to the needs of the wearer, and has more than 350 issued patents and patent applications around the world.

PixelOptics is committed to shaping the future with electronic eyewear that instantly responds to the needs of the wearer.

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