About Voptica

Since its founding, Voptica has been pioneer in the development of optical technologies in the ophthalmic field.

Behind Voptica

Voptica is opening a new era in personalized ophthalmic surgical outcomes. It has introduced VAO® the world’s only adaptive optics-based visual simulator device, and ArtIOLs®, a suit of meniscus shaped extended depth of focus intraocular lenses that provide unprecedented peripheral quality.

Our Track Record

Our Team

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF VOPTICA

PhD in Physics and Full Professor of Optics
and Optometry at the University of Murcia.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Experienced economist
with a specialization in finances.

OPTOMETRIST AND CLINICAL SPECIALIST

Pursuing a PhD in Vision Science, with adaptive optics as research field.

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

Higher technician in development of mechanical projects, electronic products and electrotechnical and automated systems.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer graduated from the Polytechnical University of Cartagena, Murcia Spain

QA/RA & Marketing Manager

Specialist in quality management systems and regulatory purposes.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

MSc in Computer Science at the University of Murcia.


OPTOMETRIST AND RESEARCHER

Pursuing a PhD in Vision Science, with ocular responses as research field.

 

OPTICAL ENGINEER AND RESEARCHER

Pursuing a PhD in Vision Sciences developing a binocular visual simulator based on adaptive optics.

OPTICAL ENGINEER

 PhD in Physics

 

 

University of Murcia Collaborators

CO-FOUNDER

Professor of Optics and Optometry
and Optometry at the University of Murcia.

CO-FOUNDER

PhD in Physics and professor of Optics
and Optometry at the University of Murcia.

CO-FOUNDER

PhD in Physics and a professorship in Optics
and Optometry at the University of Murcia.

Medical Advisory Board

Collaborator

Chief of the Ophthalmology Service Unit at Toulouse-Purpan Hospital and the president of EuCornea.

Collaborator

Founding member of IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) in Barcelona and coordinator of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery department.

Collaborator

Subspecialist in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery in St. Louis.

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Dr. Pablo Artal

Cofundador y CEO/Director General de Voptica

 

Biografía

El Dr. Pablo Artal es el cofundador y director general de Voptica. Es doctor en Física y profesor de Óptica en la Universidad de Murcia desde 1994.

El Dr. Artal ha recibido varios premios de prestigio, como la medalla Edwin H Land y la ERC advanced grant en 2013, en reconocimiento a sus contribuciones científicas en el avance del diagnóstico y correcciones alternativas en óptica visual.

El Premio Rey Jaime I 2015 de investigación aplicada ha sido el reconocimiento más reciente en su carrera.

Rosa M. Miras

Directora Financiera y RRHH

 

Biografía

Rosa M. Miras es la Directora Financiera.

Economista con experiencia y especializada en finanzas, Rosa ha trabajado anteriormente como auditora para Deloitte y ha coordinado los departamentos financieros de varias empresas industriales de renombre.

Lucia Hervella

Optometrista y Especialista Clínica

 

Biografía

Lucia Hervella es optometrista y especialista clínica. Está cursando un doctorado en Ciencias de la Visión, siendo la óptica adaptativa su campo de investigación.

Apoya y coordina todos los proyectos de investigación clínica con los socios de Voptica.

Jose Javier Belmonte

Técnico de Producción

 

Biografía

Técnico superior en desarrollo de proyectos mecánicos, productos electrónicos y sistemas electrotécnicos y automatizados.

Jose Ortega

Mechanical Engineer

 

Biography

José Ortega is a Mechanical Engineer graduated from the University of Cartagena, Murcia Spain. He has extensive experience in mechanical design and production, having worked for sectors such as automotive and aeronautics.

Luis Artal

Manager en Marketing, Calidad y Regulatorio

 

Biografía

Luis está especializado en sistemas de gestión de la calidad y cuestiones regulatorias en el ámbito de los dispositivos oftálmicos y producto sanitario.

Anteriormente ha trabajado como asistente de calidad/regulatorio y después como técnico de marketing en Visiometrics, un conocido fabricante de productos oftálmicos, basado en Barcelona, España.

F. Javier Roca

Ingeniero de Software

 

Biografía

Javier Roca estudió Informática en la Universidad de Murcia. Tras especializarse en el desarrollo de software para diferentes fines, como la creación de sistemas de planificación de recursos empresariales, se incorporó al Laboratorio de Óptica de la Universidad de Murcia (UMU).

Dentro de sus aportaciones a la UMU, cabe destacar el desarrollo de un refractómetro móvil para smartphones Android y un completo catálogo de lentes para la corrección de la aberración cromática longitudinal. Tras más de una década de experiencia programando en casi cualquier lenguaje de programación, Javier lidera actualmente el Departamento de Software de Voptica, donde es responsable del desarrollo completo del software del VAO, que comprende no sólo la conectividad del instrumento, sino también su interfaz de usuario.

Consuelo Robles

Optometrista e Investigadora

 

Biografía

Consuelo es graduada en Óptica y Optometría por la Universidad de Murcia. Tiene un Máster interuniversitario en Investigación en Ciencias de la Visión.

Su proyecto de investigación del master se basó en el desarrollo de un instrumento para la medición del punto acromático y el efecto Stiles-Crawford.

En la actualidad, investiga nuevos campos de la visión con aplicación directa en la clínica.

Santiago Sager

Ingeniero Óptico e Investigador

 

Biografía

Santiago se graduó en Física por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, y continuó con un máster en Física Aplicada por TU Delft.

Su tesis de máster investigaba la influencia de una cavidad óptica en un esquema de comunicación cuántica basado en centros Nitrógeno-Vacancia.

Actualmente es estudiante de doctorado en colaboración con Voptica, donde está mejorando el simulador Visual Adaptive Optics a una versión binocular con funcionalidad mejorada.

Alba Paniagua

Optical Engineer

 

Biography

I graduated in Physics at the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 2014, continuing with a research project based on ballistic imaging in diffuse media. I continued my research career with a PhD in Physics at the University of Exeter with Dr. Jacopo Bertolotti and Prof. Bill Barnes on “light in scattering media: active control and the exploration of intensity correlations”.

In 2019 I joined the University of Murcia as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Pablo Artal, working on the improvement of vision and imaging through eye’s cataracts. Currently I’m working as an Optical Engineer at Voptica.

Dr. Eloy Villegas

Cofundador

 

Biografía

El Dr. Eloy Villegas colabora con Voptica en el desarrollo de aplicaciones clínicas del simulador VAO.

Es doctor en Física de la Visión y profesor de Óptica y Optometría en la Universidad de Murcia.

Tiene una larga experiencia en proyectos experimentales y clínicos sobre óptica visual, especialmente en los campos de las lentes progresivas, las lentes intraoculares y la cirugía refractiva.

Dr. Juan Tabernero

Cofundador

 

Biografía

Juan Tabernero se licenció en Física por la Universidad de Salamanca (España) en 2002 y se doctoró en Física (Óptica) por la Universidad de Murcia (España) en 2007.

Es miembro y colaborador de LOUM desde 2002. Su principal campo de investigación es la óptica biomédica y el diseño de lentes, donde ha contribuido al diseño y caracterización de nuevas lentes intraoculares.

Dr. Pedro M. Prieto

Cofundador

 

Biografía

El Dr. Pedro M. Prieto colabora con Voptica en los usos y aplicaciones de la Óptica Adaptativa.

Es doctor en Física y profesor de Óptica y Optometría en la Universidad de Murcia.

Es miembro de LOUM desde hace más de 20 años, trabajando en óptica adaptativa visual, concretamente en el diseño de algoritmos y control de software, entre otros aspectos teóricos.

Dr. François Malecaze

Colaborador Médico

 

Biografía

El Dr. François Malecaze es el Jefe de la Unidad del Servicio de Oftalmología del Hospital Toulouse-Purpan y el presidente de EuCornea (Sociedad Europea de Especialistas en Córnea).

Es reconocido internacionalmente como un líder de opinión clave en el campo de la cirugía corneal y refractiva, las enfermedades de la córnea (queratocono…) y la biología molecular y genética de la córnea y la miopía.

Sus contribuciones en estos campos han sido reconocidas a través de numerosos premios y galardones como el Prix national de la Fondation Jean Dalloz en 2005 y el premio de investigación de la ESCRS en 2006.

Dr. Jose Luís Güell

Colaborador Médico

 

Biografía

El Dr. Jose Luís Güell es miembro fundador de IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) en Barcelona y coordinador del departamento de Córnea y Cirugía Refractiva.

Es miembro fundador de la EuCornea (Sociedad Europea de Especialistas en Córnea). El Dr. José Luis Güell es doctor en Oftalmología por la Universidad de Barcelona y profesor titular de IMO.

Recibió el premio de la Sociedad Internacional de Cirugía Refractiva ISRS en 2008.

Dr. Jay Pepose

Colaborador Médico

 

Biografía

El Dr. Jay Pepose es especialista en córnea y enfermedades externas y cirugía refractiva en St. Louis. Es profesor de oftalmología clínica y ciencias visuales en la Universidad de Washington y director médico del Pepose Vision Institute y de la Lifelong Vision Foundation.

El Dr. Pepose se doctoró en la Facultad de Medicina de la UCLA. Ha recibido el Premio Cogan de ARVO, el Premio de Honor de la Academia Americana de Oftalmología y es miembro de oro de ARVO.

Ha sido editor ejecutivo de The American Journal of Ophthalmology y miembro del consejo editorial de Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences y The Journal of Refractive Surgery. Está citado en America’s Top Doctors y Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Pablo Artal

Co-founder and CEO of Voptica

 

Biography

Dr. Pablo Artal is the co-founder and CEO of Voptica. He holds a PhD in Physics and he has been a Professor of Optics at the University of Murcia since 1994.

Dr. Artal has received several prestigious awards, such as Edwin H Land medal and ERC advanced grant in 2013, in recognition for his scientific contributions to the advancement of diagnostic and correction alternatives in visual optics.

The 2015 Rey Jaime I Award for applied research has been the most recent recognition in his career.

Rosa M. Miras

Chief Financial Officer

 

Biography

Rosa M. Miras is the Chief Financial Officer.

An experienced economist with a specialization in finances, Rosa has previously worked as an auditor for Deloitte and coordinated the financial departments of several renowned industrial companies.

Lucia Hervella

Optometrist and a Clinical Specialist

 

Biography

Lucia Hervella is an optometrist and a clinical specialist. She is pursuing a PhD in Vision Science, with adaptive optics as her research field.

She supports and coordinates all clinical research projects with Voptica’s partners.

Jose Javier Belmonte

Production Technician

 

Biography

Higher technician in development of mechanical projects, electronic products and electrotechnical and automated systems.

Luis Artal

QA/RA & Marketing Manager

 

Biography

Luis is specialized in quality management systems and regulatory purposes in the field of ophthalmic devices. He has also been involved in in key marketing activities within the medical device industry.

He has previously worked as a quality & regulatory assistant and after as a marketing technician for Visiometrics, a reknown ophthalmic manufacturer, based in Barcelona, Spain.

F. Javier Roca

Software Engineer

 

Biography

Javier Roca studied Computer Science at the University of Murcia. After specializing in software development for different purposes, such as creation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, he joined the Optics Laboratory of the University of Murcia (UMU).

Within his contributions to UMU, we can highlight the development of a mobile refractometer for Android smartphones and a full catalog of lenses for the correction of longitudinal chromatic aberration. After more than a decade of experience programing in almost any programming language, Javier currently leads the Software Department at Voptica, where he is responsible for the complete VAO software development, comprising not only the connectivity of the instrument, but also its user interface.

Consuelo Robles

Optometrist and Researcher

 

Biography

Consuelo graduated in Optics and Optometry at Murcia University. She has an inter-university Master on Researching in Science of Vision.

Her master research project was based in the development of an instrument for the measurement of the achromatic point and the Stiles-Crawford effect.

At present, she researches new fields of vision with direct application in the clinics.

Santiago Sager

Optical Engineer and Researcher

 

Biography

Santiago graduated in physics by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and continued with a Master’s degree in Applied Physics by TU Delft.

His Master thesis studied the influence of an optical cavity in a Nitrogen-Vacancy center based quantum communication scheme.

He is currently a PhD student in collaboration with Voptica, where he is improving the Visual Adaptive Optics simulator to a binocular version with improved functionality.

Dr. Eloy Villegas

Co-founder

 

Biography

Dr. Eloy Villegas collaborates with Voptica in the development of clinical applications of VAO simulator.

He holds a PhD in the Physics of Vision and he is a professor of Optics and Optometry at the University of Murcia.

He has long-term experience in experimental and clinical projects on visual optics, especially in the fields of progressive lenses, intraocular lenses and refractive surgery.

Dr. Juan Tabernero

Co-founder

 

Biography

Juan Tabernero received a MSc. degree in physics from Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) in 2002 and a PhD in Physics (Optics) from Universidad de Murcia (Spain) in 2007.

He has been a member and collaborator to LOUM since 2002. His major field of research is biomedical optics and lens design, where he has contributed to the design and characterization of novel intraocular lenses.

Dr. Pedro M. Prieto

Co-founder

 

Biography

Dr. Pedro M. Prieto collaborates with Voptica on the uses and applications of Adaptive Optics.

He holds a PhD in Physics and a professorship in Optics and Optometry at the University of Murcia.

He has been a member of LOUM for more than 20 years, working on visual adaptive optics, specifically in algorithm design and software control, among other theoretical aspects.

Dr. François Malecaze

Collaborator

 

Biography

Dr. François Malecaze is the Chief of the Ophthalmology Service Unit at Toulouse-Purpan Hospital and the president of EuCornea (European Society of Cornea Specialists).

He is internationally recognized as a key opinion leader in the field of corneal and refractive surgery, corneal diseases (keratoconus…), and molecular biology and genetics of cornea and myopia.

His contributions to these fields have been recognised through numerous prices and awards such as the Prix national de la Fondation Jean Dalloz in 2005 and the Research price of ESCRS in 2006.

Dr. Jose Luís Güell

Collaborator

 

Biography

Dr. Jose Luís Güell is a founding member of IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) in Barcelona and coordinator of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery department.

He is founder member of the EuCornea (European Society of Cornea Specialists). Dr. Jose Luis Güell holds a PhD in Ophthalmology from Barcelona University and he is a Master Professor at IMO.

He received the International Society of Refractive Surgery ISRS award in 2008.

Dr. Jay Pepose

Collaborator

 

Biography

Dr. Jay Pepose is a subspecialist in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery in St. Louis. He is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University and Medical Director of Pepose Vision Institute and the Lifelong Vision Foundation.

Dr. Pepose earned an MD- PhD at UCLA School of Medicine. He is the recipient of the Cogan Award from ARVO, the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Gold Fellow of ARVO.

He has served as an Executive editor of The American Journal of Ophthalmology and on the editorial board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and The Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is cited in America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.