DAKOTA LENSPRO came into being in 2009 as a result of the joining of two independent ophthalmic labs: Dakota Optical and Lenspro Ltd.
Dakota Optical was founded in 1982 by Gil Harper. Purchased by Dr. Michelle Georgi and Dr. Gerard Murray in 2001. One of Gil’s early employees was Perry Shergold. Perry continues on as our manager of lab operations at DAKOTA LENSPRO.
Lenspro Ltd. was founded in 1992 by Dr. Dale Mulhall, a local optometrist.
Both labs were full service labs, supplying premium ophthalmic lenses from local suppliers, such as Rodenstock and Nikon.
Our staff has been in the industry for years and brings a unique history of experience and dedication to excellence. Our current owners Dr. Gerard Murray and Dr. Dale Mulhall are committed to serving and enabling the independent practitioner.
The optical industry is evolving to new freeform/digital manufacturing of progressive lenses. Our commitment to remaining independent prompted the joining of the two labs. This synergy allows us to manufacture our own state of the art digital lens designs. Our XEVO® progressive lenses are of the highest quality and allow you to provide patients with a superior customized progressive at a very reasonable price.
We are proud of our technicians; their dedication to quality, and their combined 225 years of experience in optics. And it is clear from our team photo there is no child labour involved during the production of our Free Form lenses!
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