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People are the true richness of any project. They are the ones who make a difference. Our professionals are able to understand your needs, explain your options, and guide your decision regarding your vision. It’s the people who make things happen. We are proud of our team. And we present them with confidence.

Dr. Francesco Carones

Medical Director & Physician CEO

His primary focus is refractive and cataract surgery. Graduated Magna cum Laude in Medicine and Surgery, he specializes in Ophthalmology. He was one of the first in Italy to use the excimer laser technology and to adopt the femto-LASIK technique. He was also one of the first ophthalmologists in the world to perform cataract surgery with the use of advanced technology intraocular lenses and femtosecond lasers. Francesco Carones was the first ophthalmologist worldwide to implant a multifocal toric lens capable of simultaneously correcting cataracts, presbyopia and astigmatism. In 2016, Dr. Carones earned the degree of ‘Physician CEO’ following post-doctorate training at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois (USA)


Dr. Francesco Carones graduated Magna cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan in 1988. Specializing in Ophthalmology in 1992 at the same university, he immediately focused his professional interests on refractive and cataract surgery. Also in 1992, he completed a Fellowship in Refractive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)


Among the first in Italy to use excimer laser technology for correcting vision defects (using LASIK and PRK techniques), Francesco Carones was also one of the first ophthalmologists in Italy to adopt the FEMTO-LASIK technique. He was a global pioneer in cataract surgery, one of the firsts to implant advanced technology multifocal toric intraocular lenses using a femtosecond laser. In his career, Dr. Carones has performed over twenty thousand refractive and cataract surgeries

Scientific Societies

Francesco Carones serves as board and scientific committee member of the leading international ophthalmic societies (American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery). He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, and is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Ophthalmology

Dr. Luca Vigo

Ophthalmologist, Cofounder & CFO

He specializes in refractive and cataract surgery as well as dry eye. Graduated Magna cum Laude in Medicine and Surgery, he specializes in Ophthalmology. Dr. Vigo was the first ophthalmologist in Italy to import from abroad and successfully use intense pulsed light therapy for the treatment of lacrimal issues due to meibomian gland dysfunction. He is in charge of the CARONES Vision Dry Eye Center, dedicated specifically to treating ocular surface issues and dry eye syndrome.


Dr. Vigo graduated in Medicine and Surgery Magna cum Laude at the Università Statale di Milano, where he also obtained a specialization in Ophthalmology. In 1994 he completed his fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at University of California at Los Angeles (USA) with Dr. Robert Maloney. Since then he has been involved in refractive surgery


Luca Vigo specializes in refractive (LASIK, PRK) and cataract surgery. He is also responsible for the Dry Eye Center, which primarily deals with the alterations of the lacrimal film and the ocular surface. The Dry Eye Center provides thorough and complete specialty diagnostics for the accurate identification and classification of the patient’s problem. It offers specific treatments and avant-garde solutions (pulsed light, radiofrequency, heat treatment) aimed at the effective resolution of the problem

Scientific Societies

Dr. Vigo is often invited as a speaker at national and international events and congresses. He frequently collaborates in the scientific research and the publication of journals and texts dedicated to refractive surgery and dry eye. He is a member of several Italian and international professional associations such as the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Società Oftalmologica Italiana, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract And Refractive Surgery, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Your specialists

Dr. Rosangela Lattanzio

An expert in medical retina, she is a consultant for all vitreoretinal pathologies

Dr. Fabio Patelli

An expert in medical and surgical retina, he is a consultant for all vitreoretinal pathologies

Dr. Elena Scandola

Expert in refractive surgery, she is a general ophthalmology consultant

Dr. Edoardo Garassino

An expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he is a consultant for oculoplastic surgery

Dr. Luca Bettinelli


Dr. Orth. Giancarlo Falcicchio

He deals with contacts lenses and visual rehabilitation. Is responsible for the CORNEA RESTORE Center

Your technical staff

Dr. Orth. Elia Arnaldo

Orthoptist – Head of the Diagnostic and Ophthalmic Assistant Team

Dr. Orth. Antonietta Buttacchio


Dr. Orth. Pietro Cattolico


Dr. Orth. Valentina Colombo


Your Executive Team

Amanda Cardwell

Managing Director

Emanuela Gardella

Marketing Director

Agata Bruno

Office Manager & Quality Assurance

Your Support Team


Head of Patient Experience Team

Federica Di Donna

Head of the Patient Experience Team

Maria Marinaccio

Patient Experience Coordinator

Valeria Sardi

Patient Experience Coordinator