Leading Extreme was established in the 1960s by Mr. Yip C. Originally founded under the name, “Leo Factory”, a variety of products were manufactured. Despite the range of products that were being produced, the company didn’t introduce magnifiers into their production lines until 1975. Magnifiers and optical products had great success in the marketplace. That line of innovative products became the primary focus of the company.


In 1987, the company began to expand further than the borders of Hong Kong. In 1992, Leading Extreme built a second factory in Shenzen, China, and 12 years later, in 2004, a marketing office in Macau. Leading Extreme continued to expand its footprint in different countries throughout the world and is now a recognized optical manufacture by its popular Balloon logo. Leading Extreme now exports products to more than 100 different countries worldwide. Due to the company’s continuous success, in 2019 the factory moved to a more modern and larger facility in Zhongshan, China. Today, Leading Extreme has grown to be the largest manufacturer of OEM magnifying products in the world.


Leading Extreme pursuit of excellence and quality have always been the main principles of the company. As a world leading manufacturer of optical products, Leading Extreme is determined to consistently produce only high-quality products at affordable price points.  Look for the “Balloon” brand of magnifiers to see the quality products for yourself.