For over twenty-five years and on into the future, Visionary offers doctors and patients superior products and services that ensure quality vision care. We recognize the importance of providing professional service and precise quality manufacturing methods when dispensing prescriptions. We are proud of the critical role our lab plays in the fulfillment of the eye exam and providing optimal vision.
Our Unique Business Philosophy
Visionary believes the best way to support our customer’s business goals is to keep things simple. We provide our customers exactly what they want when they want it. We are honest and transparent with our products and services which is reflected in our pricing philosophy and lens design details. We don’t have any complicated warranties or add on pricing. We readily divulge lens design parameters and manufacturing details. All these mark our selfless support of our customer’s success.
Our Quality Promise
At Visionary, we understand the complex processes involved to guarantee precision quality ophthalmic products. We guarantee:
- Trained and experienced personnel
- State of the art manufacturing, finishing and inspection equipment
- Clean, safe and organized production environment
- Quality process that are monitored and enforced
Rick Belliveau Founder and President
Rick is the CEO of Visionary.He started manufacturing contact lenses at night in 1976 to put himself through college. In 1981, he graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. His skill in manufacturing was quickly noted by the company’s senior management, and he was rapidly promoted to supervisor and lab manager.
During the 1980s, Belliveau remained in the optical industry and began working as a lab manager. He also earned his contact lens fitting license. Later, Belliveau designed, built and ran a GP manufacturing lab.
He realized all of his talents could be applied to a full-service GP manufacturing lab, and he founded Visionary in 1992. He expanded his business in 1996 with the acquisition of Quality Optics, which made the highly successful TotalVue multifocal contact lens.
In 2001, Belliveau and his Visionary team acquired and moved into an 11,000 square foot facility which has provided room for growth and expansion. At that time Rick lead his team to begin the ophthalmic lens manufacturing lab. The optical division has rapidly grown as a key component of Visionary’s broad range of services.
Belliveau has technologically advanced the company during the second decade of this century. The company has upgraded their CNC manufacturing with the most current manufacturing tools produced by DAC. The company has also introduced plasma cleaning to enhance the optical quality of the most permeable GP material. Many other automated process improvements have been incorporated to ensure precision quality products.
Christa - GP Lens Consultant & Operations Manager
Christa has been with Visionary since 2001. She has prior experience in process control with Custom Courier. Her efforts transformed Custom Courier into the most successful courier operation in California.
Since joining Visionary, Christa has the unique distinction of being one of the few female GP lens designer-consultants in the country. Christa’s natural instinct for geometric design and her ambitious attitude have made her the most successful lens consultant Visionary has ever had. Incorporating her many years of experience fitting GP lenses, Christa has lead the front on the development of the latest scleral and reverse geometry lens designs.
If you combine that with her knowledge of every detail of Visionary’s operation, her worth to our customers is priceless.
Jerry Crespo - GP Lens Manufacturing Manager
If manufacturing had a face it would be Jerry’s. Jerry has an inherent comprehension of mechanics that he applies to all aspects of Visionary’s GP manufacturing. Jerry can create any unique lens our customer request by using our state of the art production equipment to his full advantage. On the process side, Jerry guides the team’s processes to ensure the much sought after combination of efficiency and quality are maintained. Jerry is the creative brain to develop the manufacturing processes for the latest scleral and reverse geometry lens designs.
Lizeth Lopez - Ophthalmic Lens Manufacturing Manager
Lizeth's ability to multitask makes her perfect for her job as the Ophthalmic Lab Final Inspector. Lizeth is astute at understanding the expectations of our customers and ensures a quality product delivery.
With the natural ability to anticipate the needs of our practitioners, she is an ideal person to troubleshoot and take charge of many of the critical objectives of the company.
Rick and Cindy Belliveau admiring the new website
Danielle making sure all our customers receive immediate service
Jerry Crespo is one of our most creative team members as well as he has an inherent comprehension of mechanics
Martha Alanis and Lizeth ensure quality processes are maintained in the ophthalmic lens manufacturing lab
DAC CNC machines guarantee accurate consistent quality products
Francisco Mejia keeps the rhythm in the manufacturing lab
John focuses on production to ensure efficiency is maintained
Jerry takes GP lens final inspection and product quality very seriously