Ed is one of the most incredible people I know in the eye care industry. Receiving the Person of Vision award is just the tip of the iceberg for this man. His impact, his passion, his sheer vision – it’s truly something to behold.

He’s been in the game for 38 years, but you wouldn’t know it from his energy. He’s like the beating heart of the industry, constantly pushing boundaries and being involved in so many aspects of the eye care industry. No wonder they call him “The Legend”!

But Ed’s more than just a CEO. He’s a mentor, a champion, and a friend. He fostered a culture in our company where every idea is heard, every challenge tackled, and every success celebrated together.

I’ve seen his dedication firsthand, his infectious enthusiasm that lights up a room, and his unwavering commitment to making a difference. He empowers people and the lives he’s touched are countless.

For me, knowing Ed goes back even before we were colleagues. It’s been incredible to witness his drive, his fire, and his unwavering belief in the power of the teams he assembles. He’s built a legacy of inclusivity, innovation, and a vision of a world where everyone sees the possibilities that life holds.

So, cheers to Ed, the Person of Vision, the fearless leader, and the most genuine friend you could ask for. We’re all so grateful to be part of his journey. Now, let’s raise a glass and celebrate this legendary man!