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SUMMIT TECHNOLOGY TO OPEN EUROPEAN LASER CENTERS

 SUMMIT TECHNOLOGY TO OPEN EUROPEAN LASER CENTERS
 WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Technology Inc.


(NASDAQ: BEAM) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, New Image Laser Center Holdings B.V., has entered into separate agreements with two retail eyewear chains, Dollond & Aitchison Group in the United Kingdom and Opticas Pinar, S.A. in Spain, pursuant to which New Image will provide laser corneal refractive surgery with Summit laser systems to selected customers of these retail chains in the United Kingdom and Spain. Dollond & Aitchison is the largest retail optical chain in Europe, with nearly 500 outlets in the United Kingdom, and Opticas Pinar is among the largest in Spain with 35 outlets. The first New Image refractive center is expected to open in Spain within the next 90 days. The company believes this is an important strategic development in the ongoing introduction of Summit laser refractive surgery to the consumer market.
 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 of Summit Technology, 617-890-1234/
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