Ophthalmic manufacturing facility, outpatient center to open in Philadelphia

The Tioga Diabetic Optical Laboratories and Dispensary, an ophthalmic manufacturing facility, will be opening in the Tioga neighborhood of Philadelphia, Invision Mag reported May 23. 

Tioga Diabetic, which was founded by Chelsie Firmin, OD, will be housed in a five-story, 18,639-square-foot facility. It will offer fully automated ophthalmic goods manufacturing, community health centers and clinics as well as an outpatient facility. 

The facility will create 34 livable wage jobs for local residents, individuals with low to moderate income, and women who were formerly incarcerated.

It was made possible by a $3.8 million investment from TTP Capital Holdings, a development firm. 

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