Lab Division Meeting

Lab Division Meeting

The 2018 Lab Division meeting will be held in conjunction with Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV. With components thoughtfully designed to help lab professionals grow and succeed through education, exclusive receptions and events, including The Vision Council Lab Division Hall of Fame, the annual Lab Division Meeting is the complete lab event.

The education program will feature thought-leaders, specialized experts and panelists tackling trending industry topics of importance to labs, and include hours of dedicated networking time.

Lab Division Hall of Fame

The rich history of the optical industry is celebrated through the annual induction of individuals into the Lab Division Hall of Fame. Individuals selected for membership to the Hall of Fame are those who have influenced or contributed to the advancement of the optical laboratory industry.

The Lab Division Hall of Fame nominating committee is seeking nominations to the 2018 Lab Division Hall of Fame. In addition to their contributions to the industry, a nominee's accomplishments, reputation and character, and number of years actively involved in the industry are considered. The form for submission is available here. Please also review the nomination guidelines. All nominations for the 2018 Lab Division Hall of Fame must be submitted by Wednesday, June 22, 2018.

2017 Lab Division Hall of Fame Inductees

  • John Art, Interstate Optical
  • Lorinda Fraboni, Walman Optical
  • James Goerges, Precision Tool Technologies, Inc.
  • William H. Heffner, III, FEA Industries, Inc.
  • Lawrence Lahr, Eye-Kraft Optical, Inc.
  • Mark Mattison-Shupnick, Jobson and MMS Consulting, formerly of SOLA
  • Drake McLean, Dietz-McLean Optical
  • Joe Vitale, Essilor of America, Inc.

View a list of past Hall of Fame Honorees here.

View a list of past Directors' Choice winners here

Additional Information

For more information about the Lab Division, visit the Lab Division section of the site.