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OPTICAL RADIATION COMMENTS ON 13D FILING

 AZUSA, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Radiation Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCO) announced that today it received and reviewed a Schedule 13D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made by a limited partnership affiliated with Benson Eyecare Corp. The Schedule 13D discloses that the limited partnership has recently purchased 374,900 shares of common stock of Optical Radiation, constituting approximately 6.17 percent of the outstanding shares.
 Richard D. Wood, president of Optical Radiation Corp., stated, "We take Benson at its word that it has purchased our stock for investment purposes only and has no intention to seek any structural changes at Optical Radiation.
 "We have not engaged in any negotiations with Benson concerning any combination of our company with Benson. Indeed, when we received from Benson last summer an expression of its interest in commencing such negotiations, we determined that any such negotiations would not be in the best interest of Optical Radiation Corp. or its shareholders, and we declined the invitation."
 Optical Radiation designs and manufactures a wide range of precision optical components and systems primarily for vision care markets. The company's products also have scientific and industrial applications.
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 /CONTACT: Richard D. Wood, Optical Radiation Corp., 818-969-3344; or Roger S. Pondel of Pondel Parsons & Wilkinson, 310-207-9300/
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