750 Million People

around the world suffer from vision loss due to uncorrected refractive errors.

We want to change that.

We are a team of engineers, scientists, and problem solvers working to address the global vision crisis. Over 750 million people worldwide suffer from uncorrected refractive errors which can result in impaired vision, difficulties learning, working and functioning even blindness. This equate to hundreds of billions of dollars in lost annual global productivity. We believe that innovation can drive more accessible vision care for everyone. In February of 2015, we launched the world’s first-smartphone based wavefront autorefractor, SVOne, to combat this global challenge. To date, the SVOne is used in over 300 eye clinics across the United States and in 23 countries. Today, the team continues to create industry-changing technology to reinvent the future of vision care.

Leadership Team

Marc Albanese
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s in electrical engineering from Boston University, Marc worked in various technical, management, and business development roles in the optical and telecom equipment industries. Prior to Smart Vision Labs, he worked in equity research at UBS and Evercore. Marc, a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds an M.B.A. from NYU.

John Doskoczynski
DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING

John brings over thirty years of experience in manufacturing and product development to Smart Vision Labs. Whether it’s product packaging, CAD design, 3-D printing, or production-ready machined parts, John takes a thoughtful approach to design for manufacturability. He has a State Journeymanship in Tool and Moldmaking along with studies in Material Science and Machine Tool Technology. When John is not being challenged with aggressive timelines, he can be found in the woods with his mountain bike or looking for his golf ball.

Josef Katz SVP Marketing Smart Vision Labs
Josef Katz
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Josef joined Smart Vision Labs in July of 2016 and serves as the company’s first CMO. He loves a good marketing challenge as much as he enjoys road biking and teaching himself the saxophone. In his 20 plus years of marketing he helped disrupt the education industry and has been called an “original growth hacker.” His early teachers will confirm he is an excellent disrupter and a perfect fit for a company disrupting the vision care industry. He is a born and bred New Yorker and earned his BA in Communications and Media from Queens College but hasn’t stopped learning thanks to MOOCS and online education.

Kaccie Li, PhD
CHIEF SCIENTIST

Kaccie grew up in Shelton, WA but left town to pick up a couple degrees from Rochester and a PhD from Berkeley. Dr. Li joined Smart Vision Labs in April 2015 as Principal Scientist after stints at Abbott Medical Optics and Brien Holden Vision, and as of early 2017 he became the company’s first Chief Scientist. He brings deep knowledge in wavefront estimation/control and low-cost optics manufacturing. More importantly, he’s one of the few Asian-American Dutch speakers in the world and can (almost) snatch a 32-kg kettlebell.

TM Matthew
TM Matthew
DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS

TM was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She joined Smart Vision Labs as their Director of Customer Success in March of 2017. For the last 7 years TM has been working with start-ups in the fashion and health-tech space. She brings best practice and efficiency improvements to the team. Outside of work, you can find her cooking, volunteering or playing video games.

Jen Mele
Jennifer Mele
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Jennifer joined Smart Vision Labs as Director of Business Development with 7 years of sales experience in wholesale and SaaS. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business from Villanova University and an MBA from New York University. In her spare time you can find her running on the West Side Highway or planning a last minute trip.

William Ryan
William Ryan
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Bill brings 27 years of experience in healthcare sales to Smart Vision Labs. He joins us from Intermedix after spending 5 years growing their healthcare RCM and software business as the SVP of Sales. Prior to that, he cofounded a software company which was acquired by Intermedix in 2011. Bill holds a Bachelors in Marketing and an MBA in Management. In his free time he teaches CPR and First Aid for the American Red Cross and volunteers on a local rescue squad.

Yaopeng Zhou, PhD
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Yaopeng Zhou is the co-founder and CEO of Smart Vision Labs. Yaopeng invented smartphone-based autorefraction technology to measure refractive errors by taking a picture of the eye. Before co-founding Smart Vision Labs, Yaopeng worked at GE Healthcare and Abbott Labs as an optical engineer. Yaopeng earned his Ph.D from Boston University, and conducted research on retinal imaging and stem cell imaging at Schepens Eye Research Institute and Wellman Center for Photomedicine.

Interested in joining the team?