Vision Source Named Among Winners of 29th Annual CIO 100 Awards


(Press Release) KINGWOOD, TEXAS – Vision Source, a network of independent optometrists, was recently honored among the winners for the 29th annual CIO 100 Awards.

More than 500 nominations were received for the 2016 CIO 100 Awards, which recognize companies who demonstrate flexibility, commitment and advancement. Under the guidance of Satish Dave, senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO), Vision Source has strived to create business value through the innovative application of technology.

Jim Greenwood, Vision Source’s president and CEO, commented, “As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary, Vision Source is thrilled to accept this honor from the CIO 100 Awards. We have established a dedicated team focused on providing the optometrists we serve with award-winning technological advances. It is through these endeavors that we will continue to offer the resources and solutions that optometrists need to reach their full potential.”

Vision Source provides a variety resources to a network of more than 4,200 optometrists. The Optical Dream program, launched in 2015, is an edutainment and incentive platform that teaches, illustrates and awards proven techniques to improve patient satisfaction. Vision Source Insight was launched in 2016 and aims to provide a secure, virtual community that enables collaboration and sharing of best practices across a network of optometrists who treat more than 14 million patients each year. In addition to this product launch, Vision Source has deployed various solutions that leverage business intelligence and CRM technologies to deliver analytic data that supports clinicians and helps local leaders efficiently manage network operations.

“We have always been committed to providing effective, easy to use, solutions-based practice management tools,” says Dr. Glenn Ellisor, OD, and founder of Vision Source. “We are proud to accept this honor as third-party confirmation of our dedication to the success of the independent optometrist. Our extensive set of offerings affords Vision Source members the ability to stay ahead of industry trends.”

“Our goal is to provide the optometrists in our network with cutting-edge technology to improve outcomes, streamline processes while creating operational efficiency,” says Satish Dave, Vision Source’s CIO. “It is with thanks that we accept this honor from the CIO 100 Awards panel of judges. We are delighted to have our work recognized by industry trailblazers. This prestigious honor is a result of our cross-functional teams working in harmony to make a difference in the world of optometry.”

Winners of the 2016 CIO 100 Awards will be honored at the CIO 100 Symposium gala awards dinner and ceremony, being held Aug. 14-16 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

"Delivering innovation and business value are top priorities for CIOs everywhere, and our CIO 100 Awards program celebrates leading IT organizations that excel at both," says Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO Events. "Our 2016 winners are raising the bar even higher this year with their outstanding work in digital transformation, customer focus and IT-business collaboration."