Divisions and Secured Content
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.
Each division has a dedicated area on the website that contains links to agendas and meeting minutes from past Vision Expo, division, committee and Executive Summit meetings as well as pertinent guidelines and reports. These pages are secured and for members only. If you are a member and would like to view these pages, please login.
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.
Provides information, publications, education, and programs to help members operate and improve their business and their lab operations. For more information contact Vice President, Membership & Technical Affairs Michael Vitale.
Creates standards and regulations, reviews lens-specific manufacturing issues and educates eye care professionals and consumers about lens technologies. For more information contact Vice President, Membership & Technical Affairs Michael Vitale.
Lens Processing & Technology Division
Monitors and establishes industry standards and creates industry-accepted compliance procedures. For more information contact Vice President, Membership & Technical Affairs Michael Vitale.
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 Ashley Mills.
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 Pierson.
Sunglass & Reader Division
Promotes the fashion and function of sunwear and readers and provides guidance on standards and regulations. For more information contact Vice President, Membership & Technical Affairs Michael Vitale.
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 Michael Vitale.