New Orleans-- The American Optometric Association is the latest equity partner in optical-industry portral VisionWeb and will have a seat of Vision- Webs's board, under a letter of intent between the two announced at last week's 105th-annual AOAA Congress here. Under terms of agreement, AOA member ODs can get a one-year free membership in VisionWeb. To encourage them to order via the portal, after transactions by an individual AOA member on VisionWeb can reach as-yet-to-be-determined volume level, VisionWeb will make a Donation back to his or her state optometry association.
Over the past 7 years, several independent labs and I jointly formed a company called Nexus Vision Group. The idea was to form a “lab co-op” to bring capital intensive technology in one location to serve our own individual labs and ultimately our clients. Our first purchase and installation was a state-of- the-art anti-reflection laboratory. This joint venture has grown to process many thousands of coating jobs a month in our own brands – Nvision and Carbonite.