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SALVATORI OPHTHALMICS ELECTS PRESIDENT

 SALVATORI OPHTHALMICS ELECTS PRESIDENT
 SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Dougherty was


elected president today of Salvatori Ophthalmics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES). Dougherty, who is also the chairman of the board of directors, served as the company's president from 1986 until March 1991, and as its chief executive officer since March 1991. He succeeds Bonnie R. Leetmaa, Ph.D., who has resigned as the president, chief operating officer and a director of the company. The company has discontinued use of the designations "chief executive officer" and "chief operating officer."
 Joseph A. Arena was elected treasurer, a position that has been vacant since September 1991.
 In another development, Salvatori Ophthalmics announced that its board of directors has approved a 1 for 5 share reverse split of its common stock for shareholders of record on Feb. 28, 1992. The board also approved an increase in the par value of the common stock from $0.01 to $0.05 per share. The change in par value is subject to shareholder approval.
 The company is planning to mail a letter of transmittal to shareholders during February with instructions concerning the exchange of old certificates for new certificates.
 Salvatori Ophthalmics is a broad-based manufacturer of contact lenses. The company has manufacturing facilities located at Sarasota, Fla. and Lincoln, Neb. Salvatori, headquartered in Sarasota, manufactures and markets RGP lenses for daily and extended wear, soft lenses in spherical and toric designs and a complete array of specialty lens products. The company's common stock trades in the over-the-counter market.
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 /CONTACT: Joseph Arena or David Dougherty of Salvatori Ophthalmics, 813-753-0383/
 (EYES) CO: Salvatori Ophthalmics, Inc. ST: Florida IN: MTC SU: PER


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