About us

Clerio Vision’s scientific roots date back to the 1980s. It was then that a team of scientists from the University of Rochester made groundbreaking discoveries for creating ultrashort yet high-energy laser pulses, which later garnered the Nobel Prize in Physics. In 2003, Bausch + Lomb engaged Dr. Wayne Knox of the University of Rochester to investigate ways in which these advancements in laser technology could further the field of contact lenses. This collaboration soon expanded beyond only contact lenses.  And after 10 years of further breakthroughs, a new vision company was ready to be born. 

Clerio Vision was founded in 2014 by a group of successful healthcare technology entrepreneurs. The continuing goal of the company is to broadly commercialize a technology called LIRIC (Laser Induced Refractive Index Change), which can enable multiple unprecedented products and processes for improving human vision and quality of life.

In 2019, Clerio Vision acquired Hydrogel Vision, the long-time manufacturer of Extreme H2O contact lenses.  The combination of Hydrogel Vision’s ultra-hydrating lens material and Clerio’s LIRIC technology made for a perfect fit as Clerio prepares multiple new contact lens product introductions beginning in 2022.

Clerio Vision is headquartered in Rochester, NY, and has additional offices in Sarasota, Florida and San Jose, California.

Leadership Team

Mike Totterman

Mike Totterman

Chairman

Alex Zapesochny

Alex Zapesochny

CEO

Anna Schreyer

Anna Schreyer

Executive VP

Edie Catlin

Edie Catlin

VP of People & Administration

Jay Baker

Jay Baker

CFO

Michelle Perkins

Michelle Perkins

VP & General Manager

John Weberg

John Weberg

Chief Commercialization Officer

TECHNICAL Leadership

Len Zheleznyak, PhD

Len Zheleznyak, PhD

VP of Vision Science

Filipp Ignatovich, PhD

Filipp Ignatovich, PhD

VP of IOL Product Development

Lisen Xu, PhD

Lisen Xu, PhD

Director of Applied R&D

Wayne Knox, PhD

Wayne Knox, PhD

Michele Lagana, OD

Michele Lagana, OD

Consultant

Ian Cox, OD, PhD

Ian Cox, OD, PhD

Consultant