About Access Media Group
The company was formed in 1997 by Tom Meinert, Ron Walker and Bill Capuzzi, former principals of Viscom Publications. Established in 1985, Viscom published trade and professional magazines Eyecare Business, Optometric Management and Contact Lens Spectrum now part of PentaVision.
Access Media's first media property, OptiStock, broke new ground by delivering market intelligence about publicly traded eye care companies to retail and institutional investors. A print version, titled Investments in Sight, ran as a special section of Forbes magazine. OptiStock is now owned by Jobson Healthcare Information.
13+ Years of Focus on Consumer Education
Today, Access Media's primary business is providing consumers with eye health information, through its own media properties and through print and electronic work for clients.
Ceatus Media: Diversification Beyond Vision
In 2004, Access Media co-founded Ceatus Media Group, an electronic media company focused on development of consumer health information portals and doctor directories. Ceatus launched Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery® in January 2006, Consumer Guide to Dentistry® in April 2007, and Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery® in May 2007. Please refer to our media properties page for information on all Access Media and Ceatus Media portals.
The combined companies now employ almost 40 full-time staff and serve more than 25 million unique visitors annually. Ceatus and Access Media also have an extensive network of regular freelancers, including accomplished journalists and developers who apply their decades of experience to advance the companies' leadership in online media.
Access Media Group Timeline
|April 1997||Access Media incorporates in Connecticut.|
|October 1997||Company's first work, a special section about vision stocks, appears in Forbes.|
|November 1997||OptiStock weekly e-newsletter debuts to serve individual and institutional investors.|
|September 1999||Company announces startup of All About Vision and relocates to Fort Washington, Pa.|
|January 2000||All About Vision launches.|
|August 2001||Jobson Publishing purchases minority equity stake in Access Media; company relocates to Jobson offices in Newtown Square, Pa.|
|June 2004||All About Vision serves 10,000,000th visitor.|
|August 2004||Joint venture formed with David Evans, PhD to develop health content portals.|
|May 2005||Access Media sells OptiStock to Jobson and repurchases Jobson's equity interest.|
|January 2006||Company moves to La Jolla, California. Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery launches.|
|April 2007||Consumer Guide to Dentistry launches.|
|May 2007||Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery spun off from plastic surgery portal.|
|September 2007||Company assumes operation of RefractiveSource.com.|
|May 2008||Ceatus Media Group acquires LasikSurgeryNews.com.|
|June 2008||EyeMDLink.com acquired and folded into AllAboutVision.com.|
|July 2008||All About Vision serves 40,000,000th visitor.|
|August 2008||Company moves to expanded offices in Pacific Beach, San Diego.|
|January 2009||Cataract Surgeon Directory launches.|
|January 2010||Ceatus acquires the web assets of My Choice Medical Holdings from Vertrue, Inc.|
|May 2010||Re-launch of BreastImplants4You.com.|
|September 2010||Launch of All About Facial Rejuvenation.|
|November 2011||All About Vision serves 75,000,000th visitor.|
|May 2012||Mobile version of All About Vision launches; AAV-branded waiting area magazine debuts in partnership with First Vision Media.|
|February 2013||All About Vision serves 100 millionth visitor.|
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