A. A. Samarasinghe Optometrists founder, late Mr. A. A. Samarasinghe started his career in 1943 as a trainee optometrist under D. L.F. Prediris of William Perdiris & Company in Pettah. Consequently in 1968, he opened his own store in Kandy. Following great success in Kandy, Mr. A. A. Samarasinghe created the name as a well-respected and reputed gentlemen with hard work, focusing primarily on delivering the best customer service.