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AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION GIVES SEAL OF ACCEPTANCE TO OPTICAL DEVICE'S VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL FILTERS

 CAMARILLO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Devices, Inc. (ODI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enhanced Imaging Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EITI) today announced it has received the American Optometric Association (AOA) Seal of Acceptance for its video display terminal (VDT) glare reduction filters.
 The Commission on Ophthalmic Standards granted the Seal of Acceptance to Optical Device's Vu-Tech glare reduction filters after an extensive review. The Seal of Acceptance if effective for three years and covers 16 different Vu-Tek models. ODI is one of only three glare reduction filter manufacturers to receive the Seal.
 "We are gratified to have this noncommercial, third-party endorsement concerning the quality of our Vu-Tek products," stated Drew Hofmann, ODI president. "The AOA Seal of Certification and Acceptance program was established in 1990 and is administered by AOA's Commission on Ophthalmic Standards. Under this program, the Commission impartially evaluates ophthalmic-related products voluntarily submitted by manufacturers."
 If a product meets all requirements as specified by an established, accepted standard (like those set by the American National Standards Institute), the product is recognized as "certified" by the Commission. If no established standards exist, but the product meets particular specifications for safety and usefulness established by the Commission, the product is recognized as "accepted" by the Commission. Specifications for VDT glare reduction filter acceptance cover construction quality, image quality, glare reduction, reflectance, and the ability to withstand environmental testing.
 "The consumer is often in a very difficult position when it comes to making an informed decision on the purchase of a variety of ophthalmic- related products," stated Arol Augsburger, O.D., chair of the Commission on Ophthalmic Standards. "In this program, an independent group looks at how well products meet accepted standards or specifications. It provides more information the consumer can use when faced with a choice of several similar products. The Seal helps make the decision a more informed one."
 The Seal may only be used by manufacturers whose products are certified or accepted by the Commission. Optical Devices, Inc. can use the Seal of Acceptance on product packaging and in marketing and advertising for the accepted products.
 Enhanced Imaging technologies, Inc. and its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Vari-X, Inc. and Optical devices Incorporated, sell products and provide services that produce high quality images. Optical Devices develops, manufactures and markets optical filters that enhance the image quality and safety of electronic of electronic visual displays. Many of Optical Devices' products are distributed under the Vu-Tek(R) or Vu-Pro-Tek(R) name. EIT, through its Torrance, California- based system division, manufactures a line of digital imaging products used in cardiac catheterization laboratories as well as components for original equipment manufacturers for use in radiology, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging applications. Vari-X is the leading supplier of specialized films and film-related imaging products and services designed to optimize the quality of cardiac images produced in cardiac catheterization laboratories. Its products include cine angiography film manufactured by AGFA, Ilford and DuPont, digital imaging products and numerous related accessories.
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 /CONTACT: Doug Sherk or Ken Dennard, 415-296-7383, or Miriam Adler, 212-986-5900, all of Morgen-Walke Associates for Optical Devices Incorporated/
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