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SUMMIT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW IMAGE LASER CENTERS

 WALTHAM, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAM) announced today that its New Image Laser Centers in Madrid, Spain and Birmingham, England have commenced treating patients this week with Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). New Image has entered into separate agreements with two retail eyewear chains, Dollond & Aitchison Group in England and Opticas Pinar, S.A. in Spain, pursuant to which New Image provides PRK with Summit laser systems to selected customers of these retail chains. Optometrists associated with these companies provide pre-operative screening and certain post-operative follow-up care.
 Summit Technology, Inc. has established the leadership position in designing, manufacturing and marketing ophthalmic refractive laser systems where applications have been developed for the treatment of common vision disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, glaucoma and certain corneal irregularities due to disease or injury.
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 /CONTACT: Paula Rainville, Summit Technology, Inc., 617-890-1234/
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