For Immediate Release
VisionWeb Teams With Vision Star to Automate Online Lab Orders
Eyecare professionals save time and increase accuracy, with
AUSTIN, Texas - March 11, 2003 - VisionWeb, the
premier online portal serving the eyecare industry, today announced a
partnership with Vision Star to introduce an online electronic link directly to
the ViStar Laboratory Management Software (LMS). This partnership allows eyecare professionals to easily place
secure and accurate orders for spectacle lenses through the VisionWeb site,
www.visionweb.com, to any of VisionWeb's optical laboratory partners using the
"Our partnership with Vision Star provides an
excellent opportunity for eyecare practices to order and track their spectacle
lens purchases with increased efficiency and accuracy," said Jacques Stoerr,
Chief Executive Officer of VisionWeb. It also brings VisionWeb another step
closer in its commitment to bring the efficiencies of the Internet to the
vision care community. Stoerr adds, "The electronic link with VisionWeb gives
laboratories using the ViStar LMS real cutting edge technology
"Vision Star and VisionWeb have created a link that
routes orders directly from the eyecare practitioner's office to the
participating ViStar lab, eliminating the re-keying of patient data so labs can
provide more timely order-processing and status to their customers," said David
Greer, President of Vision Star. He continued, "We believe that our partnership
brings tremendous value to our customers running the ViStar LMS, and we
encourage them to become a member of the VisionWeb online eye care
The combination also provides greater reach for
participating labs. "We're excited about the opportunity to be a VisionWeb
supplier, both in terms of the improved productivity, as well as larger market
share," commented Dale Parmenteri, Vice President of Balester Optical. Balester
Optical, a full-service optical company, has long been a user of the ViStar LMS
and is one of the first to test the combined power of VisionWeb and ViStar.
For more information, please visit www.visionweb.com.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas,
VisionWeb is the premier Internet-based tool designed to help eyecare providers
streamline and simplify their practices. VisionWeb offers convenient and
direct-to-supplier online ordering; one-stop access to ophthalmic clinical news
and information pooled from 1,200 publications around the world; and other
benefits for opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, optical manufacturers,
laboratories, distributors, and patients.
ABOUT VISION STAR
Located in Portland Oregon, Vision Star has been providing
optical lab automation software and associated services to the some of the
industries largest enterprises since 1972.
Vision Star's newest product, ViStar Lab Management System (LMS) V03,
embodies the commitment to bring state of the art manufacturing technology to
the optical industry. Vision Star is
committed to open systems and open access.
Located in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, Balester Optical
Company is a full service wholesale optical laboratory. Balester's has been
serving the ophthalmic community since 1934 and is one of the oldest optical
laboratories in the United States.