Contributor Profile

Michael Vitale


Company NameThe Vision Council


Michael Vitale has been in the optical industry since 1977 and currently holds the position of Senior Technical Director & Lens Division Liaison for The Vision Council. Michael is a Master in Ophthalmic Optics and is a licensed optician whose experience encompasses all phases of the optical industry, with a focus on ophthalmic lenses and laboratory operations. He also serves as a technical expert for ANSI, ISO, ASTM and various other standards groups. Michael is a well‐respected industry speaker, often invited to present at major trade shows and other industry events. In addition, he shares his expertise with various state optometric associations, and optical laboratories via continuing education courses provided to the optical industry by The Vision Council.

Education Sessions

  • Digital Eyestrain - What Every Optician and Technician Needs to Know

    September 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - 503-V

    This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the adverse effects of Digital Eye Strain. You will gain a better understanding of the comm...

    • Language: English
  • ANSI Z80.1-2015 - What's New

    September 19, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - 705-V

    This course is designed to inform dispensing opticians and laboratory personnel of the latest changes to the ANSI Z80.1 Prescription Lens Standard

    • Language: English
  • Spectacle Lens Update: Everything You Need to Know

    September 19, 2019, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 1001-V

    This seminar is designed to give participants the tools needed for dispensing todays premium lens products. At the conclusion of the seminar, each participant w...

    • Language: English
  • Matching Lens Technology to Patient Needs

    September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - 304-S

    This session is a follow up to the spectacle lens update course. Once you understand what's available in today's lens technologies, the next step is knowing whe...

    • Language: English
  • Innovations in Spectacle Lens Technology

    September 20, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - 1001-V

    This course will provide attendees a top-level view of what the future has in store for us for Spectacle Lens Technologies. We will discuss substrates, lens des...

    • Language: English

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