The Thai Optical Group reported a 27 percent year-on-year increase in Q1 revenues to 607 million baht (€16m-$19.3m) which was mostly attributed to the global economic recovery in the major markets. This level of revenues puts the company’s topline 7.4 percent higher than in 2019, showing a normalization of the lens maker’s business. By region, quarterly sales in America, Asia-Pacific and Europe increased by 85 percent, 72 percent and 17 percent, respectively, as compared to Q1 2020. In terms of product mix, Q1 sales of standard organic lenses were up two percentage points year-on-year, representing 27 percent of TOG’s sales. Q1 revenues in the value-added lenses’ segment, which include high-index, high-resistance and photochromic lenses, increased by 5 percentage points and now account for 34 percent of the company’s sales. Conversely, the share of RX prescription lenses in total sales went down from 38 percent in Q1 2020 to 32 percent this year. The quarterly net profit jumped by 152 percent from 2020, reaching THB 96 million (€2.5m-$3.1m).