Ocuco has acquired the optical business of Acumenex, provider of e-commerce solutions to chains, insurers and independent eyecare practitioner in North America. For Ocuco, a Dublin-based optical software company that provides software to clients in 39 countries, the move is part of its global omni-channel strategy for independent and chain customers around the world. Service will continue to be provided to Acumenex' customers under the Ocuco banner. Ocuco will add Acumenex' webstore and supply chain integration capabilities to its own e-commerce solutions, and integrate them into its practice management and e-Scheduler products. Ocuco said that optical practitioners will have to offer omni-channel services, such as on-line access to appointments and purchasing and replenishment to their customers, both to grow their business and to protect it from predation by online retailers.