Canon Canada selects Clarion Medical Technologies as an authorized Canon
eyecare technology dealer

Clarion Medical to provide Canon technology to eyecare professionals across Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 6 /CNW/ - Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, today announced that Cambridge, Ontario-based Clarion Medical Technologies is the latest addition to its Canadian authorized dealer network for Canon ophthalmic diagnostic equipment. The partnership will allow Clarion to deliver Canon's digital retinal cameras to hospitals, clinics and eyecare professionals nationwide.

"We are pleased to welcome Clarion Medical Technologies to our national dealer network and look forward to helping them bring the latest Canon eyecare technology to clinics and hospitals across Canada," said Mason Olds, Senior Vice President, Medical Systems Division, Canon Canada. "Canon is dedicated to developing innovative products to meet the always evolving needs of the medical community. Our extensive network of dealer partners is the key to ensuring that this technology gets into the hands of Canadian ophthalmic professionals where it can help improve the health of patients across the country."

Clarion Medical Technologies is one of the largest private specialty medical providers in Canada. With the addition of Canon technology to its list of offerings, the Clarion product portfolio now includes:

    
    -   CX-1 Mydriatic & Non Mydriatic Retinal Camera: The CX-1 Digital
        Retinal Camera is a fully digital hybrid retinal camera system with
        mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes. By simple push-button operation,
        this camera can change modes and adjust functions to deliver
        comfortable procedures to the patient for concurrent eye
        examinations.

    -   CF-1 Mydriatic Retinal Camera System: The CF-1 integrates a digital
        SLR camera with a high-sensitivity image sensor that achieves ultra-
        high resolution images with superior detail, contrast, and color
        fidelity. The sensor's high pixel count ensures images are sharp and
        clear even when enlarged, and its high sensitivity reduces the amount
        of light needed for image capture - a factor that helps increase
        patient comfort during examinations.

    -   CR-1 Mark II Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera: The CR-1 Mark II Retinal
        Camera focuses on reducing patient stress to provide comfortable
        retinal exams by significantly reducing the flash intensity.

    -   RK-F1 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer: The RK-F1 creates a detailed view of
        the eye that is useful for identifying cataracts, vitreous opacity,
        scars, and other serious eye problems. The technology helps reduce
        overall exam time and will raise the accuracy and reliability of eye
        exams.

    -   TX-F Full Auto Tonometer: The TX-F is the world's first full auto-
        alignment tonometer and employs one of the most delicate air puffs of
        any non-contact tonometer for patient comfort.
    

"We are very excited to be joining Canon's medical technology dealer network and to have the opportunity to bring Canon technologies to our Canadian eyecare professionals. Canon has always been a trusted technology leader in providing innovative devices to the medical market," said Joseph Arango, Vice-President of Medical at Clarion Medical Technologies. "Clarion's clinical support and coast-to-coast service allows both companies to work in unison to enhance our goal of improving the quality of eyecare in Canada."

For more information on Canon Canada's eyecare solutions, please visit Canon's Medical Systems Division website at: www.canon.ca/medical

About Canon Canada Inc.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its history. For the 16th consecutive year, Canon Inc. is among the top three US patent recipients.

The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders, digital and analogue cameras and lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial products.

Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the environment. The company instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists various environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also supported leading environmental organizations, such as World Wildlife Fund - Canada and the Canon Envirothon.

For more information, visit www.canon.ca

About Clarion Medical Technologies

Clarion Medical Technologies(R) is one of the largest private specialty medical providers in Canada. Offering innovative solutions since 1989 for Ophthalmology, Optometry, Urology, Gynecology, ENT, Thoracic and Aesthetic applications, Clarion embraces technology to deliver best in class products. The Clarion Medical Technologies' product portfolio includes high performance technologies for vision enhancement and vision protection such as intra-ocular lenses, High-Definition OCT diagnostic equipment and laser therapies for applications ranging from glaucoma to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Clarion has over 30 regionally based service technicians across Canada to offer exceptional clinical support and coast to coast service that ensures optimal performance of all laser and diagnostic equipment.

For more information, visit: www.clarionmedical.com

SOURCE Canon Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Wayne Doyle, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Canon Canada Inc., Tel: (905) 565-4598, wdoyle@canada.canon.com; Michael Sznajdruk, On behalf of Canon Canada Inc., Tel: (613) 688-1189, msznajdruk@highroad.com

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