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 blindness and 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.

Our Team
Marc Albanese
Marc Albanese
COO & 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.

Simon Bromberg
Simon Bromberg
iOS Engineer
Simon joined Smart Vision Labs in 2015 as a software engineer focusing on mobile application development. Previously he has worked on multiple iOS projects, including a research application aimed at assessing alcohol withdrawal, and a wireless wheelchair sensor. Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science majoring in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s in clinical engineering from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering in Toronto.

Andre Cardadeiro
Andre Cardadeiro
Project Manager
Andre Cardadeiro, born and raised in “Jersey”, brings over fifteen years of systems engineering and project management expertise related to the medical devices field. He earned his bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Andre brings experience in a variety of fields, including machine vision algorithm development, software development, hardware design, FDA and quality systems management, as well as operations and manufacturing. When his projects are on time”, expect to see him at your local wedding singing and playing 80’s tunes.

John Doskoczynski
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.

Vickram Jain
Vickram Jain
Director of Software
Vickram leads the talented software team at Smart Vision Labs. He has worked in the software sector for over 15 years, at big companies and small. Prior to joining SVL, he worked at Schoology where he was an early member of the engineering team. An avid cyclist, he once biked from Manhattan to Bear Mountain on a dare.

Kaccie Li
Kaccie Li, PhD
Principal 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 grueling stints at Abbott Medical Optics and Brien Holden Vision. 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.

Jeff Lin
Jeff Lin
Senior Designer
Jeff joined Smart Vision Labs as Senior Designer in 2016. With over 8 years’ experience in web, mobile application, and print design. Jeff has a BFA in New Media Design and Imaging from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has previously worked at Marvel Entertainment, The Daily (News Corp), and Thumbplay (now iHeartRadio/Clear Channel). When he’s not at a computer, he’s active in the car enthusiast community and attends automotive events and gatherings – he loves to take photos of nice cars.

Jennifer 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.

Lillian Pontius-Goldblatt
Lillian Pontius-Goldblatt
Operations Manager
Lillian joined Smart Vision Labs with 8 years of experience running program operations at arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and Philadelphia. She currently oversees business and people operations, from snacks to taxes. She has an undergraduate degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College in Chicago and is a current MBA candidate at New York University.

Dev Sethi
Software Engineer
Dev joined Smart Vision Labs as a software engineer in 2015 to combine his passions for technology and healthcare. He is originally from Chicago and won’t let you eat a pizza without bringing that up. Dev holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in molecular & cellular biology and chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has previously worked with McKinsey & Company and the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

David Shu
David Shu
Lead Software Engineer
A New York native, David joined the Smart Vision Labs Engineering team in 2016 concentrating on web based technologies and architecture. Even after over 15 years in the IT field, having worked with various technologies across the full stack, he still looks forward to learning new things everyday. When not tackling technical and logical puzzles, you will find David checking on his indoor garden, cooking or wandering aimlessly across the streets of NY.

Jessie Tang
Jessie Tang
Marketing Manager
Jessie leads Smart Vision Labs’ marketing efforts. As the most nearsighted person on the team, she joined Smart Vision Labs to help others see their best. Outside of work, you can most often find Jessie at a museum, concert, or cat cafe. Prior to Smart Vision Labs, Jessie worked at BlackRock in the Office of the CEO. She studied Public Policy and International Comparative Studies at Duke University.

Huy Tran
Huy Tran, O.D.
Medical Science Liaison
Dr. Tran hails from sunny San Diego but gave up his tan and beach-bum lifestyle for the hustle and bustle of NYC. He brings over ten years of experience in patient care and eye care industry involvement. He earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of California, San Diego. Huy also has a second career in endurance racing with multiple Ironman and marathon finishes.

Jennifer Woods
Jennifer Woods
Customer Experience Associate
Queens, NY native Jennifer W. joins the SVL team as Customer Experience Associate. For the past seven years, she has worked for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Oscar Health Insurance and EmblemHealth in Customer Service/Quality Assurance roles. She holds a BA in English and Journalism from the University of Delaware and is also certified to teach English abroad. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, yoga and spending time with her chocolate lab, Sydney.

Yaopeng Zhou
Yaopeng Zhou, PhD
CEO & 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.

Brad Ziegler
Brad Ziegler
Account Executive
After graduating from Bryant University with a degree in International Business, Brad joined Liberty Mutual Insurance where he achieved top 2% of rookie nationwide sales. Now employed as a Regional Sales Representative at Smart Vision Labs, Brad is helping develop a robust sales pipeline for Smart Vision’s revolutionary smart autorefractors. Outside of work, Brad is a huge fan of European football. He lives and works in New York City.

Our mission is to change the way the world sees.