Optixx AG, a Swiss-based producer of progressive lenses, has opened a distribution center in Dubai. The company's distribution there will be handled by GKB Ophthalmics Products FZE, which will act as the Swiss company's exclusive distributor not only for the United Arab Emirates, but also for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, Ethiopia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.