Divisions

The Vision Council maintains several operating divisions to address common interests among members. Members may choose one "home" division and are welcome to participate in other divisions' activities. Operating divisions of The Vision Council provide guidance, education programs, marketing materials, research and advocacy outreach to address common interests among members.

Eyewear & Accessories Division

Focuses on promoting eyewear as a fashion accessory, manufacturing standards and regulations and industry benchmarking. For more information contact Eyewear & Accessories Division Liaison Mitch Barkley. To visit the E&A Division Secured Content Page, click here.

Lab Division

Provides information, publications, education, and programs to help members operate and improve their business and their lab operations. For more information contact Senior Technical Director and Lab, Lens, and Lens Processing & Technology (LPT) Division Liaison Michael VitaleTo visit the Lab Division Secured Content Page, click here.

Lens Division

Creates standards and regulations, reviews lens-specific manufacturing issues and educates eye care professionals and consumers about lens technologies. For more information contact Senior Technical Director and Lab, Lens, and Lens Processing & Technology (LPT) Division Liaison Michael Vitale. To visit the Lens Division Secured Content Page, click here.

Lens Processing & Technology Division

Monitors and establishes industry standards and creates industry-accepted compliance procedures. For more information contact Senior Technical Director and Lab, Lens, and Lens Processing & Technology (LPT) Division Liaison Michael VitaleTo visit the LPT Division Secured Content Page, click here.

Low Vision Division

Works to raise awareness of low vision rehabilitation among eye care professionals, visually impaired consumers and their caregivers. For more information contact Low Vision Division (LVD) Liaison Maureen BeddisTo visit the LVD Secured Content Page, click here.

Optical Retail Division

Focuses on the unique business needs of optical retailers, provides government and regulatory guidance, and delivers consumer insights and specialized market data to help members improve their businesses. For more information contact Optical Retail Division (ORD) Liaison Dave PiersonTo visit the ORD Secured Content Page, click here.

Sunglass & Reader Division

Promotes the fashion and function of sunwear and readers and provides guidance on standards and regulations. For more information contact Sunglass & Reader Division (SRD) Liaison Tibor GrossTo visit the SRD Secured Content Page, click here.

Supplier/Other

Not all member companies fit into a specific division and often companies can belong to many different divisions. If you have questions about joining as a supplier or partner, please contact Maureen Beddis.