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    VisionWeb Welcomes Dr. Stan Yamane as Vice President of Professional Relations

    Austin, TX – July 18, 2005 -- VisionWeb announced today the appointment of Dr. Stan Yamane as Vice President of Professional Relations. Dr. Yamane will join the VisionWeb executive team and become the primary liaison to industry organizations, helping to guide VisionWeb’s growth and adoption among the professional community.

    Dr. Yamane retired from Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., in April of 2004, having served very successfully and with great recognition as Vice President of Professional Affairs since 1992.

    “We are thrilled and honored to have Stan join the VisionWeb team,” said Jeffrey B. Saddington, VisionWeb’s President and CEO. “Our organization is dedicated to the success of the eyecare provider, and Stan shares that passion. His personal integrity, visibility and deep industry relationships will provide a fantastic opportunity for eyecare professionals to learn how VisionWeb can help them succeed.”

    In his new role, Stan will manage VisionWeb’s relationships with industry organizations, professional associations, and schools and colleges of optometry. Through speaking engagements, events, and writings, he will encourage industry participants to embrace technologies that improve efficiencies and help drive the industry forward.

    “Throughout my career I’ve been passionate about the opportunities available to my colleagues to grow and thrive in a competitive environment,” said Dr. Yamane. “Having been involved with VisionWeb since its inception in early 2001, I’m encouraged by the tremendous growth and impact that VisionWeb has achieved in such a short period of time. I’m eager to help my colleagues discover the enormous business benefits of using VisionWeb’s cutting-edge technology to streamline their practices.”

    A 1966 alumnus of Pacific University’s College of Optometry, Stan was in private practice in Hawaii for 24 years, founding a highly successful, multi-doctor optometric practice on the Island of Oahu. Among the many elected professional positions he has held, Stan has served as President of the American Optometric Foundation, the Hawaii Optometric Association, the Hawaii Board of Examiners in Optometry, and the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry. Prior to joining Vistakon, he served as a consultant and clinical investigator to most major contact lens and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Stan’s many accomplishments have been recognized by numerous professional and government organizations, and he has served as an adjunct clinical faculty member for several schools and colleges of optometry.

    Stan will be based out of Jacksonville, FL where he lives with his wife, Joyce.

    About VisionWeb
    Headquartered in Austin, Texas, VisionWeb, LP is the online service to help eyecare providers simplify and streamline their practices. VisionWeb offers online multi-payer insurance transaction processing; convenient and direct-to-supplier online ordering; one-stop access to ophthalmic clinical news and information; customizable eyecare practice Web sites; and other benefits for opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, optical manufacturers, laboratories, distributors, and patients.


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