SILVER ANNIVERSARY

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Vision Source Celebrates 25 Years

A.

1991:
Vision Source is founded in Humble, TX, by Glenn Ellisor


1992:
First annual meeting and Elite Vendor concept developed


1994:
First Vision Source logo introduced


1997:
Vision Source acquired
by TLC Vision Corporation


B.

1999:
VisionSource.com and member websites go live


2000:
Founding members reduced their practice time to form a Senior Leadership Team dedicated to managing the growing network

2001:
500th location added and Vision Source Representatives program launched


C.

2002:
Proprietary line of contact lenses introduced


2004:
1,000th location added


2005:
National coverage achieved
with offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia


2006:
Smile Source founded and Vision Source expands to Canada


2007:
Proprietary spectacle lenses introduced; First national
TV exposure with CIBA Vision Night & Day


2008:
VisionSourceLearning.com launched


2009:
2,000th location added


2011:
New Vision Source logo introduced; Brazos Equity Partners acquires controlling interest
in Vision Source


D.

2012:
2,640th location added; 1,100 practices are externally branded as Vision Source


2013:
IPA formed to contract with
Accountable Care Organizations; 100th Smile Source location added


2013:
Exchange achieves record atten-dance of 3,192. Jim Greenwood hired as president and CEO


2014:
3,000th Vision Source location added; Smile Source and A.C.E. merge, combined company
adds 275th office; Vision Source holds inaugural CEO Summit;
Vision Source Administrator
Advisory Board


2015:
The Optical Dream is launched; More than 13 million patients seen; new member records
achieved: 77 in one month (July); 374 for the year; Vision Source acquired By Essilor

 

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