ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces Addition of Experienced Specialty Lens Consultant

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces Addition of Experienced Specialty Lens Consultant
Specialty lens team provides consultative services for eye care professionals with fitting their specialty lens patients


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (March 11, 2019) – ABB OPTICAL GROUP, a leading provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry, is excited to welcome Donna "Dede" Reyes to its team of Specialty Contact Lens Consultants.

In her new position, Reyes will be instrumental in assisting with the growth of ABB OPTICAL GROUP's Wet Lab and Lunch & Learn programs, designed to provide customers with personalized and hands-on training for specialty lens fittings.

ABB OPTICAL GROUP's specialty contact lens team brings more than 60 years of experience in manufacturing specialty gas permeable (GP) and custom soft lenses for eye care practitioners. The team of master opticians, expert fitters and experienced business professionals assists eye care practitioners with their difficult gas permeable and soft lens fittings.

"Dede brings vast knowledge, proven experience and true industry passion to her role here at ABB OPTICAL GROUP," said Andy Jackson, director of specialty contact lenses. "Her expertise in hybrid lenses is unmatched. We're thrilled to have her on board, and I am confident that she will be a strong asset not only to eye care professionals needing assistance with specialty lenses, but to our company and our customers as well."

A passionate, experienced industry professional, Reyes has extensive knowledge of the contact lens industry from both a clinical and technical aspect. She comes to ABB OPTICAL GROUP from SynergEyes, where she served as senior director of clinical services and training.

Prior to her role at SynergEyes, Reyes was a specialty contact lens fitter and contact lens service co-director at the University of California Davis Medical Center's department of ophthalmology, where she also managed the UCDMC refractive surgery service. She was also director of contact lens services for Medical Vision Technology and Dr. Julian Fisher, M.D. in Sacramento.

Reyes has held Fellow status with the Contact Lens Society of America since 1995 and has been a member since 1992. She was advance certified with the National Contact Lens Examiners in 1990 and certified by the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personal in Ophthalmology in 1989. Throughout her tenure in the industry, Reyes also has authored and lectured extensively on contact lens fitting and techniques.

ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading, national provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry. The company is focused on ensuring that eye care practitioners succeed by improving efficiencies, increasing profitably and effectively navigating market changes. Among its services, ABB OPTICAL supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand-name contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. The company also provides business-building services for its customers such as pricing strategy tools, as well as performance dashboards through its Glimpse software division and practice management solutions through Primary Eyecare Network. ABB OPTICAL's DIGITAL EYE LAB Network utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce eyewear that is personalized to patients' needs and lifestyles. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, with seven additional facilities across the country, ABB OPTICAL employs more than 1,000 team members who are passionate about customer success. For additional information, visit

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