Dear Stakeholders,

I am delighted to introduce Optegra’s first group-wide Sustainability Report. This pivotal document marks a key milestone in our ongoing commitment to sustainability, underscored by our adherence to the principles of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).

At Optegra, our core mission is to improve the quality of life of our patients by providing life-changing eye care. We are proud to have successfully improved the vision of over one million patients through our state-of-the-art vision correction treatments. This mission is integrated into our DNA: we want all patients to ‘See The Optegra Difference’. Optegra’s intrinsic purpose links to the global sustainability agenda and directly contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing: ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

In December 2023, our board proudly endorsed our initial ESG strategy, reinforcing our resolve to integrate sustainable practices deeply within our operations. The strategy focuses around a goal to transform the vision, eye health and wellbeing of between 500,000 and one million people by 2027 and consists of three fundamental pillars: Patient, People, and Planet, all bolstered by robust governance. These pillars not only direct our actions but also provide us with the metrics to gauge our progress effectively.

Optegra has a robust presence in the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. I am immensely proud of our growth and the positive changes we’ve instigated across these regions. Through our partnership with MidEuropa we have seen solid, organic growth and sustained operational excellence. Thanks to their positive influence, and our internal ambitions, our dedication to sustainability permeates every facet of our operations and extends to the communities and individuals we serve. Through our partnership, we have collaborated to set an ESG strategy with underlying targets for 2027, based on an assessment of material topics. For us, it is a key strategic priority to align with MidEuropa’s rapidly developing ESG strategy, as together we can achieve much more.

Our commitment shines through our initiatives to reduce extensive ophthalmology waiting times, significantly enhancing the vision, independence, and overall quality of life for our patients.

Looking ahead, we remain steadfast in our mission to deliver exemplary eye health care and achieve industry-leading results in treatments for cataract, age-related macular degeneration, and vision correction. Our sustainability efforts are intricately woven into this mission, ensuring that we continue to provide top-tier patient care while simultaneously minimizing our environmental footprint and making a positive impact on our communities.

Thank you for your continued support as we embark on this exciting new chapter in Optegra’s journey. We look forward to sharing our progress with you in the years to come.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Byloos, CEO, Optegra