Davis Vision Recognized as the 2012 Essilor Independent Distributor Division Managed Care Lab of the Year

Davis Vision Receives 2012 Division Managed Care Lab of the Year

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 22, 2013) – Essilor’s Independent Distributor Division (IDD) recognized Davis Vision as its 2012 Managed Care Lab of the Year during its National Sales Meeting earlier this month for outstanding achievements in marketing and distributing Essilor lens products.  Essilor is the nation’s leading manufacturer of premium optical lenses and recognizes independent distributors who achieve top sales and marketing performance in specific Essilor lens product categories.

“Partnering with eyewear vendors, like Essilor, ensures that Davis Vision can deliver more to our members in terms of real value and uncompromised quality through our own lab network,” said Celina Burns, president of Davis Vision. “We are honored to receive this award from Essilor as validation of Davis Vision’s commitment to ensure our members and providers have access to premium lens product options.”

Essilor based its award to Davis Vision on a combination of key factors including installation of lens technology and executing marketing programs designed for unit growth of its premium lens products. Essilor’s IDD group partners with independent lens manufacturers, like Davis Vision, to leverage the labs’ individual strengths with the unique products offered by Essilor to create continued growth in the premium lens categories in the market.

“Davis Vision has been a long standing partner with Essilor in the distribution and promotion of our premium branded products- Varilux and Crizal,” said Bob Colucci, president of Essilor IDD. “They have demonstrated this commitment by installing Crizal technology in two of their facilities and just recently expanding that capacity. We look forward to another good year with Davis Vision in 2013 and,of course, for years to come."

Davis Vision is the only national vision benefits company to own and operate its lens manufacturing network that produces its members’ eyewear.  The vertically integrated business model enables the company to offer affordable vision coverage by carefully managing inventories and employing consistent innovative fabrication techniques to achieve economies of scale.

Davis Vision’s manufacturing associates are committed to maintaining the highest quality standards.  The company continues to make ongoing investments in technological advancements and robotics to promote the latest advances in lens and lens treatment technologies.

In addition to being awarded the 2012 Essilor Managed Care Lab of the Year, Davis Vision eyewear laboratories have also received the Gold Seal Award from Colts Laboratories, the leading independent quality measurement organization in the ophthalmic industry, every year since 2001. All Davis Vision laboratories are certified to standards established by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) to ensure consistent quality of work.


About Davis Vision, Inc.

Davis Vision is part of the HVHC Inc. group of companies, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas,which also includes VisionWorks of America and Viva International Group. Davis Vision has been providing comprehensive vision benefits for nearly 50 years, and currently serves more than 55 million vision care consumers with vision care programs nationwide through a provider network of ophthalmologists, optometrists and dispensing locations at more than 37,000 points of access, in both private and retail settings.  For more information, visit www.davisvision.com.