The Vision Council Staff
The Vision Council is pleased to welcome eight new members! The Vision Council looks forward to working with our new members and furthering our mission of industry growth. New members include:
- Honeywell Safety Products
Honeywell has over 100 years of innovation, using inventions in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Government, Manufacturing and more. Our Safety eyewear products were born by combining innovations, technically advanced capabilities and superior designs that deliver the highest levels of protection, comfort, fit, durability, and style. Honeywell’s high-performance industrial safety eyewear offers superior safety and enhanced productivity.
- Opticians Association of America (OAA)
Established in 1926 as the Guild of Prescription Opticians, the Opticians Association of America (OAA) is the only national organization representing opticianry’s business, professional, educational, legislative, and regulatory interests. The Opticians Association of America's mission is to serve as the single unified voice of the profession of opticianry and to the commitment of promoting the professional stature of opticians through leadership, education, legislative representation, and communication. Under OAA’s very broad umbrella, individuals providing eyeglasses or contact lenses to consumers, as well as owners/managers of retail optical firms, opticianry educators, state optician associations and societies, and suppliers to professional opticians find a common goal in Advancing America’s Opticians.
OrCam’s mission is to enrich people’s daily experiences with personal assistive handheld and wearable AI devices that increase confidence and independence. We harness the power of innovative AI assistive technology to support people with low vision, visual impairments, and reading fatigue with wearable and handheld devices that communicate text and other visual information out loud.
Founded in Chicago in 1986, BluBlocker Sunglasses made history with a revolutionary lens that reduced brightness while increasing contrast and visibility, using the same groundbreaking technology originally developed for NASA to block harmful UV rays and blue light during space travel. Part of the cultural zeitgeist since its inception, BluBlocker has captured the imagination of many and developed a cult following across the world.
- ROKA Sports
Built on the idea of make-it-better-than-before, Roka humbly began in a garage in Austin, TX. We started this brand to redefine the standard of performance design. To marry the power of premium materials and radical engineering with the function of purpose-specific use. With over 15 patents and our industry-leading and award-winning design and development, the possibilities are endless.
- Buyes Optical USA
Buyes Optical is a company focused on technology research, manufacture, and sale of high-end optical lenses. We create innovative products to improve visual health through technology by developing innovative and appropriate products. Since its founding in China in 1998, Buyes Optical has focused on providing the highest quality, efficiency and value products and services to our customers in order to provide users with the most comfortable and healthy user experience.
- Fielmann USA
Fielmann started with the simple idea of putting customers first. Within a few decades, the Fielmann Group democratized eyewear fashion, pioneered new products, guarantees and services, and eventually grew into the market leader in Central Europe and the third largest optical retailer globally. Fielmann USA currently includes SVS Vision and Befitting.com.
- Bevel (Incite International)
Bevel: Founded in 1999 by two friends with a penchant for color and Japanese craftsmanship, we have always stayed true to our original design philosophy and built on our hard earned relationships with our accounts. Founder Richard Mewha and Claudio Arena have since teamed with Uber-talented Blake Kuwahara in launching his collection in 2014–15.
Online Member Directory
All member companies are included in The Vision Council’s online member directory, which includes company information as well as email and phone information for member contacts. The Vision Council encourages members to take advantage of the member directory to meet new contacts, connect with peers and enhance their networking capabilities.
To visit the member directory, click here. Once signed in, “Member Contacts” will appear under the company address. Please note that members must sign in to view member company contacts.
Please contact Michael Vitale at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
The Vision Council
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