LEWISVILLE, TEXAS, (March, 2014) The free form revolution has come to Mississippi! HOYA Vision Care announced today the grand opening of their newest laboratory in Jackson, Mississippi. “The opportunity to locally service independent ECPs in another market is exciting for us. The Jackson area is growing and we want to grow with it,” said Michael Dougher, Chief Operating Officer for HOYA Vision Care.
The new laboratory is located at 289 Commerce Park Drive in Ridgeland, MS. “We are excited to bring HOYA’s leading edge lens designs, materials and treatments to local independent practitioners as well as provide additional training, customized reporting that helps uncover growth opportunities, in-office-ABO seminars and other tools to help advance practice profitability and provide the best vision solutions for patients” said Ahab Haddad, Regional Manager for Hoya Vision Care, he continued, “It is no different in Mississippi than it is in the rest of the country, the lens and lab business is about people and relationships.” HOYA territory managers Bob Aguiar and John DeHaven will be the primary local representatives. HOYA’s support of independent practices rings loud and clear with our commitment to service accounts locally.
An open house and reception are planned for March 20th. Current and prospective customers are invited to partake in the festivities. Operations at the new laboratory will be headed by general manager Mike Leach and customer service manager Kimberly Vaughan. Stated Leach, “Our Jackson laboratory is not just phone calls and order taking. We are doing a lot of work on site with a focus on quality and service as we work our way to becoming a full service operation.” The entire staff combined has more than 120 years of optical business experience and they are looking forward to helping local independent practices differentiate and grow.