OPTICAL GROUP Contact Lens Consultants bring a cumulative 175 years of GP lens and Soft Contact Lens expertise to the marketplace. Our team consists of master opticians, expert fitters and experienced business professionals whose goal is to assist Eye Care Professionals with their difficult gas permeable and soft contact lens fits.
ABB OPTICAL GROUP operates two gas permeable laboratories for the convenience of GP fitters nationwide:
- 1750 North Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502 1-800-792-3911
- 125 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050 1-800-225-1812
Ann Shackelford, Director of Consultation and GP Special Services , NCLE-AC
"It’s my job to ensure the success of my practitioners; whether in a pair of single vision lenses to the more challenging and complex lens fits. For the past 31 years, I have dealt with not only products manufactured here at ABB OPTICAL GROUP but have partnered with many outside vendors that enable me to offer options that perhaps wouldn’t be available otherwise. Each time a practitioner calls, they connect with a network of education, experience and a determination to succeed.” Ann received her NCLE certification in 1997 and her Advanced Certification in 2004. Alameda Location x 5823.
Jim Slightom, Contact Lens Consultant, ABOM, FCLSA
With 32 years in the industry, Jim is a Fellow in the Contact Lens Society of America, a Master Optician certified by the American Board of Opticianry, and Fellow in the National Academy of Opticianry. “Working with practitioners who fit GP specialty lenses is where I spend most of my day. Nothing is more rewarding when I help the practitioner succeed with those patients that have struggled to be fit in the past and are now comfortable and seeing well in lenses we design together.” Marshfield Location x 6187.
Arch Holcomb, Contact Lens Consultant
Arch has been in our industry for over 35 years. He has worked with Flexlens when it was first formed. He then moved to Xcel starting up their branch offices in both Florida and California. Arch was the General Manager of our Westlens facility in Utah and has since joined our consultation team here at ABB OPTICAL GROUP. “I enjoy working with the accounts of ABB OPTICAL GROUP, and appreciate their trust in our ENERGY, KNOWLEDGE AND COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE.” Alameda Location x 5375.
Tony Brock, Contact Lens Consultant
“With 45 years experience in the contact lens field, I have done everything you can do with a contact lens. My early contact lens manufacturing and consultation experience prepared me for a move into a clinical setting where I spent 19 years as a fitter for a large Ophthalmology practice in the Atlanta area. Having fit over 10,000 patients with all types of contact lenses I gained a greater appreciation for the roll of the fitter and the lab in serving the needs of the patients. I returned to consulting in 1999. I am a past member of the NCLE.” Marshfield Location x 6188.
Pam Geimer, Contact Lens Consultant, NCLEC
Pam came to ABB OPTICAL GROUP in 2001 after a 10-year career as a Consultant with Menicon. Her extensive background with the Menicon designs and manufacturing makes Pam our resident expert in this area. “It’s a pleasure being part of the ABB OPTICAL GROUP family. I enjoy working with our Doctors and Technicians on those difficult to fit patients. The reward is patient satisfaction!” Alameda Location x 5870.
Stephanie Carnegie, Contact Lens Consultant, NCLEC
Joining ABB OPTICAL GROUP in 1999 as a Customer Service Representative, Stephanie became a certified Consultant in 2001. “I am proud to be a part of the ABB OPTICAL GROUP family and enjoy my work immensely. It's rewarding to assist our Doctors in providing the best in contact lenses for their patients. I often refer to the Doctor and myself as ‘The Dynamic Duo.’ Teamwork always gets the job done!” Alameda Location x 5837.
Crystal MacIntire, Contact Lens Consultant, NCLEC
Crystal is the newest member of the ABB OPTICAL GROUP Consultation team. Starting in the Distribution department handling back orders in 1997, Crystal moved into the position of Customer Service Representative in 2000. With an aptitude for learning, Crystal received her certification from the National Contact Lens Examiners in 2002. “I appreciate working with our accounts and value the trust they have in our team.” Alameda Location x 5817.
Year after year, the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association awards ABB OPTICAL GROUP the Seal of Excellence for a high degree of manufacturing expertise and professional acheivement!