Our history

1987 | Foundation of CGS - Clínica Global de Saúde, Lda

* The Centro Médico de Messines is inaugurated, an establishment of proximity to provide health care of various specialties.

1987 | Opening of the first optical store, in S. Bartolomeu de Messines

* The store was called Óptica de Messines and was created to fill a gap that the optics market had in the region.

1994 | Alteration of the legal form of the optics business to a limited company (Lda.)

* Transfer of the company's headquarters to Faro.

1995 | Clínica Vivina Cabrita is born, in Faro

* The clinic is directed by Dr. Vivina Cabrita, the ophthalmology specialist responsible for bringing the modern technique of cataract surgery and myopia correction to Algarve.

1995 | Opening of the first optical store in Faro, at R. Aboim Ascensão

2000 - 2001 | Opening of new optical stores

* Opening of two points of sale in the municipality of Loulé (Quarteira and Vilamoura).

* Opening of the second store in Faro, at Av. 5 de Outubro.

2003 | The optics company become an anonymous society (S.A.)

2008 | The OPTIMAX brand was born

* The optical stores started to use the OPTIMAX brand and a new image, renewing the commitment to a quality ánd personalized service.

2008 | The OPTIMAX brand was born

2008 | Atlantik Fish, Lda. was created

* The aquaculture facility is located in the Castro Marim nature reserve.

2008 | Atlantik Fish, Lda. was created

2010 | Opening of the third optical store in Faro

* The location chosen was Rua de Santo António, the prime shopping area in the city of Faro and the Algarve.

* Lima Cabrita S.A. was distinguished for the first time with the award PME Líder and PME Excelência, awarded by IAPMEI and Turismo de Portugal.

* Expansion and remodeling of the store at Rua Aboim Ascensão, in Faro.

2010 | Expansion and remodeling of Clínica Vivina Cabrita, in Faro

2010 - 2013 | Improvement works of the aquaculture facility of Atlantik Fish

* The infrastructure was the target of several interventions with a view to its expansion and modernization.

2011 | ALOF - Algarve Office Center was inaugurated

* Located on Rua de Santo António in Faro, the Algarve Office Center was responsible for introducing an innovative concept of office center and virtual offices in the Algarve.

2011 | ALOF - Algarve Office Center was inaugurated

2015 | Remodeling of the Optimax store located at Av. 5 Outubro, in Faro

* The maintenance and remodeling works of the store aimed to adapt it to the philosophy of the Optimax brand, functionality of the space and comfort of customers and employees.

2015 | Expansion and remodeling of ALOF - Algarve Office Center

* Improvement works in the building's interior and exterior spaces.

2015 |  Expansion and remodeling of ALOF - Algarve Office Center

2018 | Remodeling of the surgical unit at Clinica Vivina Cabrita

* The modernization works included, in addition to the surgical unit floor, the complete renovation of the reception area and also the partial remodeling of the consultation and treatment area.

2018 | Remodeling of the surgical unit at Clinica Vivina Cabrita
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