SVOne Autorefractor from Smart Vision Labs

Smart Vision Labs Releases Next Generation Wavefront Autorefractor

Smart Vision Labs Releases Next Generation Wavefront Autorefractor

New York, NY – July 27, 2017, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com/) announced today the release of their newest wavefront autorefractor in their SVOne series of digital diagnostic tools. The latest device incorporates advances in technology and the scientific algorithms which produce accurate and instantaneous results for doctors. The autorefractor has a 40% improvement in the precision of the refraction, is twice as fast returning results when compared to the previous version and requires minimal training. Additionally, the SVOne includes new hardware which eliminates most alignment issues.

Smart Vision Labs autorefractor technology has been validated by three different clinical studies which show the accuracy and effectiveness of the autorefractor in a number of different settings. The device is ideal in many situations including mobile optometry practices, nursing homes, school screenings, optical practices and any doctor who is looking for a cost-effective wavefront autorefractor. With a small footprint, this is an ideal product for locations with limited area and can easily be moved from room to room. One of the significant updates to the device has been a new stand which eliminates most alignment issues. The device can also be attached to a standard tripod for easier portability.

“The demand for our original wavefront autorefractors has been amazing and our customers asked us to continue the production of new devices”, said Yaopeng Zhou, Smart Vision Labs, CEO and Co-Founder. “After years of refinement and improvement, feedback from doctors and the optometric market, the current product offers mature presentation of our patented wavefront technology. There are no other wavefront devices which can compete with our product’s quality, price and accuracy.“

The device is ready to ship and can be purchased or leased directly from Smart Vision Labs. To schedule a demo, place an order or to get more information about the SVOne series of autorefractors contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com or call 212-796-6124. Smart Vision Labs will be attending Vision Expo West in September and showcasing the new autorefractor at their booth MS3034.

About Smart Vision Labs
Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. Using the SVone Autorefractor doctors and optical stores can use the power of wavefront aberrometry to provide prescriptions for glasses in minutes. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment to a portable device that is adapted to both a stand alone autorefractor and a telemedicine platform. Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 60,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries, including in partnership with numerous nonprofits and NGOs providing eye-care services to underserved populations here in the US, India, China, South America and Africa.


Spanish Language Support Now Available for Smart Vision Labs

Telemedicine Company Launches Spanish Language Version of Platform

Smart Vision Labs Launches a Spanish Version of their Vision Testing Telemedicine Platform

New York, NY – July 10, 2017, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com/) announced today the launch of the Spanish-language version of their vision testing telemedicine platform. The expansion of Spanish language support ties to the company’s mission to provide great access to vision care and will enable their partners to serve more customers whose native language is Spanish.

The goal of adding Spanish support serves the company’s mission but more importantly provides familiarity and comfort to consumers whose first language is Spanish. As the industry gets more people to think about their eyes, Smart Vision Labs wants to make sure they have a way to address their vision needs in their native language. Vision care is important to everyone’s quality of life and safety. The company’s research indicates that 25% of people on the road today would fail a DMV vision test. Making the vision test faster, more convenient and easier to understand is one step towards resolving these issues.

The Smart Vision Exam is available at optical retail locations where consumers do not need an appointment and can get a vision exam without waiting. The vision test takes approximately 5-minutes and can be done on the spot without the need for a doctor on-sight. Consumers receive their final prescriptions after a doctor has reviewed their exam. Optical stores can start the process of selecting frames and fitting customers while the prescription is finalized. Optical stores working with Smart Vision Labs have reported capture rates of 92% and increased revenues by 30-40%.

“We have reduced one more barrier to eye care”, said Yaopeng Zhou, Smart Vision Labs, CEO and Co-Founder. “Many of our partners have Spanish speaking customers and this was a natural progression for our platform. We plan to expand to additional languages in the future.“

About Smart Vision Labs
Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. Using the SVOne Autorefractor doctors and optical stores can use the power of wavefront aberrometry to provide prescriptions for glasses in minutes. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment to a portable device that is adapted to both a stand alone autorefractor and a telemedicine platform. Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 60,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries, including in partnership with numerous nonprofits and NGOs providing eye-care services to underserved populations here in the US, as well as in India, China, and Africa.

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store or optometric practice contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com


The Refractive Error of Professional Baseball Players

MLB Clinical Study Identifies Best Way to Track Elite Vision and Improve Batting Performance

New Study reveals the SVOne Autorefractor successfully measures the small yet significant refractive errors of professional baseball players.

New York, NY – July 5, 2017, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com/) announced today the release of their latest clinical study on The Refractive Error of Professional Baseball Players, The study concludes that the SVOne wavefront autorefraction system is effective in detecting extremely small, but important, refractive errors in professional baseball players.

According to the study, hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult activities in sports. Previous research has found that professional baseball players have visual acuity of approximately 20/12. In comparison, the visual acuity for the general population is two lines worse, or 20/20. Clear and sharp vision is extremely important for a batter to have the best chance to actually hit the ball successfully. Small deviations in the refraction of the eye can, reduce vision and thus negatively impact the performance of a baseball player.

Even a small refractive error, left uncorrected, could decrease vision to the “normal” 20/20 level (or perhaps even worse), which is likely insufficient to allow optimal batting performance. Additionally, the impact of any refractive error, if present, on the batter’s visual function is often greater than what is seen in the average population with a similar refractive error (authors’’ clinical experience).

The baseball, barely 3 inches in diameter, is often thrown at speeds approaching 100 mph from a distance of 60 feet 6 inches. The batter must predict, based upon the initial trajectory of the ball as well as the ball’s spin, where and when it will cross the plate allowing him to strike it with a wooden bat a mere 2.75 inches in diameter. It is not difficult to understand why hitting a baseball is often termed the most difficult task in all of sports and why excellent visual function is required for success. In fact, baseball is one of the rare times in life when you are considered highly skilled for being successful only 30% of the time.

“We are excited by the results of this study” said Yaopeng Zhou, Smart Vision Labs, CEO and Co-Founder. “This is the 3rd clinical study to validate the accuracy of our device and its ability to pick up on the smallest changes in refraction. Gaining the trust of the teams in this MLB study was an additional vote of confidence.“

“The SVOne is extremely accurate and an exceptional tool to measure vision correction”, said Daniel M. Laby, MD; Director of the Sports and Performance Vision Center at the SUNY College of Optometry. The device is able to detect extremely small focusing errors which can make a huge difference in professional ball player’s success.”

Methodology
The study was lead by Daniel M. Laby, MD, Director of the Sports and Performance Vision Center at the SUNY College of Optometry In New York City. The study included 608 MLB players (both minor and major league), from five teams, during the 2016 spring training season. All MLB players were males. Of the 608 players screened, 557 had autorefraction performed (51 players did not complete autorefraction due to their unavailability or not being able to complete the test). Players who had refractive surgery (25) or players who were wearing contact lenses at the time of their screening (116) were not considered eligible for analysis. Additionally, three (3) players were not entered properly into the autorefraction database and could not be identified, and thus included, in the analysis. Thus, a total of 413 players were deemed eligible for final inclusion in the study analysis. Screening took place in a dedicated room at each team’s spring training facility. Screening consisted of a brief ocular history followed by autorefraction using the Smart Vision Labs SVOne autorefractor, other tests of vision (OptimEYEs), hand-eye coordination and reaction time (SVT) as well as visual concentration and multiple object tracking (Neurotracker) were also performed.

This study, as well as all of the Smart Vision Labs published clinical studies can be found here:
https://www.smartvisionlabs.com/how-it-works/accuracy/

In addition to baseball, additional studies have been conducted involving other sports which highlight the relationship between elite vision and performance. A study recently performed in the UK, published on June 8, 2017 in Science and Medicine in Football, concludes that the vision of soccer players is superior to that of healthy non-athletes. These results were confirmed in an additional study from the John Moores University, Liverpool in cricketers.

About Smart Vision Labs

Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. Using the SVone Autorefractor doctors and optical stores can use the power of wavefront aberrometry to provide accurate prescriptions for glasses in minutes. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment into a portable device that can be adapted to both a stand alone autorefractor as well as a telemedicine platform. Founded in 2013, Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 60,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries, including in partnership with numerous nonprofit organizations and NGOs providing eye-care services to underserved populations here in the US, as well as in India, China and Africa.

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store or practice contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com


eye care visionaries - Smart Vision Labs

New Visionaries Program Recognizes Leading Eyecare Professionals

Smart Vision Labs’ New Visionaries Program Recognizes Leading Eyecare Professionals

New York, NYFebruary 9, 2016, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com), the world leaders in providing telehealth eye exams that empower consumers to get their vision tested quickly without seeing a doctor, announced the launch of their new Visionaries Program. The program identifies, recognizes and promotes eye care professionals including Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians and leaders of NGOs involved in bringing greater access to vision care around the world. Visionaries look at the current system and think, “We can do better.” They embrace change with an understanding that new technology enables new solutions, more affordable options, and more opportunities. These are the individuals that move industries forward. These are the agents of change, even in stagnant industries that haven’t changed in generations.

According to Josef Katz, Chief Marketing Officer, there are 240 million Americans who are in need of vision correction, but only 114 million eye exams are performed yearly. On average there is one eye doctor for every 5,000 people. The industry is not serving the needs of consumers,  which is an area where personalizing telemedicine can help. Telemedicine also promotes ownership of one’s own medical data, and with Smart Vision Labs, prescriptions are always accessible with a click of a button.

Katz describes the company’s mission as “enlarging the pie for everyone in the industry.” “Greater access to vision testing will lead more people to think about their eyes, get corrective lenses and learn more about the importance of regular eye health exams. When this happens everyone wins. The Visionaries program matches our mission perfectly. We identify leaders who want to help the eye care industry evolve and grow. When our partners around the world report business growth and inbound leads for their services, we know the program is working.”

In addition to eye care professionals, the program will also recognize visionaries in the corporate world who offer on-site vision testing as part of, or to supplement, their corporate wellness program. Wellness screenings are an extension of Smart Vision Labs’ expanding telemedicine network of stores in NY and CA who are offering on-site Smart Vision Exams. The Smart Vision Exam uses the same advanced technology developed for LASIK to capture a person’s vision correction prescription. The data is sent to a remote network of eye doctors who provide new or updated eyeglass prescriptions. The whole vision test takes about 5 minutes and customers can access their prescription online, within 24 hours. The Smart Vision exam measures a customer’s visual acuity, refractive error, pupillary distance, and current prescriptions (if applicable), while also collecting answers to basic health questions. The test is available to healthy adults between 18-60. If customers haven’t had a full eye exam within the last two years, a full eye health exam is recommended.

About Smart Vision Labs
Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. The company offers a mobile-phone based vision exam where patients can obtain an eyewear prescription in minutes without the need for a doctor on-site. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment to a portable device that is adapted to a telemedicine platform. Smart Vision Exams are currently available in over 50 locations in New York and California, and the company is looking to expand to other states in the coming months. Founded in 2013, Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 50,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries, including in partnership with numerous nonprofits and NGOs providing eye-care services to underserved populations here in the US, as well as in India, China and Africa.

The growing network of partners offering 5-Minute Vision Exams currently includes: Bauer Optical, Devonshire Optical, EuroOptika, Kalmus Optical, Modern Day OptX, Vint & York, Visual Optique, Digital Optiks, Strand Pharmacy Optical, Marine Park Family Vision, EyeCrave Optics, Vu Frameworks, Thosoo Eyewear, and 92nd Eye all located in the NYC area. In California, premier partners include Brighter Optical, Sun’s Up Optical, Daas Optique – Los Angeles, Daas Optique – San Diego, Devlyn Optical Walnut Park, Devlyn Optical Chino, Devlyn Optical Panorama City, Devlyn Curacao Chino, Devlyn Curacao DTLA, A B See Optical, 9FIVE Optical – Los Angeles, 9FIVE Optical San Diego, Hye Optic- Los Angeles, Hye Optic-Glendale, Eyetailor, Palo Alto Eyeworks, Valencia Eyewear, Eclipse Eyewear and Garrett Leight California Optical.

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store or joining the Visionaries Program, contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com

 


on-site vision exams - Smart Vision Labs

Smart Vision Labs Releases New e-Book on Nine Reasons to Add On-Site Vision Exams to Your Employee Wellness Program

New York, NYFebruary 2, 2016, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com), the world leaders in providing telehealth eye exams, released a new ebook outlining 9 important reasons companies should add on-site vision screenings to their employee wellness programs. The free e-book, “Nine Big-Payback Reasons to Add Vision Coverage to Your Employee Wellness Program,” is available for free download from the site: https://www.smartvisionlabs.com/nine-reasons-add-vision-coverage-employee-wellness-program/

According to Jennifer Mele, Director of Business Development, there is compelling data contained in the e-book that will resonate with corporate benefits managers. “Some benefits professionals may not be aware  that 79% of employees suffer from at least one daily vision disturbance (like headaches or eyestrain) at work. Or that employees lose 60 hours of productivity each year because of eye-focusing issues. How much of the $22 billion lost annually in the United States from uncorrected vision is coming straight off their company’s bottom line? These statistics don’t just affect one company – they affect them all!”

Mele cites a recent study which revealed that only 37.3% of employees with vision insurance actually used it during a 2-year period. And the two biggest reasons employees don’t get their vision tested turns out to be that vision exams are perceived as time-consuming and inconvenient. The e-book includes data from these studies, along with suggestions as to how to overcome these barriers to employee health and productivity.

Smart Vision Labs works with companies interested in offering on-site vision testing as part of, or to supplement, their corporate wellness program. Wellness screenings are an extension of Smart Vision Labs expanding telemedicine network of stores in NY and CA who are offering on-site Smart Vision Exams. The Smart Vision Exam uses the same advanced technology developed for LASIK to capture a person’s vision correction prescription. The data is sent to a remote network of eye doctors who provide new or updated eyeglass prescriptions. The whole vision test takes about 5 minutes and customers can access their prescription online, within 24 hours. The Smart Vision exam measures a customer’s visual acuity, refractive error, pupillary distance, and current prescriptions (if applicable), while also collecting answers to basic health questions. The test is available to healthy adults between 18-60. If customers haven’t had a full eye exam within the last two years a full eye health exam is recommended.

With Smart Vision Lab’s new 5-Minute Vision Exams, companies can offer their employees a solution that is easy and convenient for their employees, and affordable to the company. In the United States alone, 240 million Americans are in need of vision correction, but only 114 million eye exams are performed yearly. On average there is one eye doctor for every 5,000 people. Personalizing telemedicine promotes ownership of one’s own medical data, and with Smart Vision Labs, prescriptions are always accessible with a click of a button.

The growing network of partners offering 5-Minute Vision Exams currently includes: Bauer Optical, Devonshire Optical, EuroOptika, Kalmus Optical, Modern Day OptX, Vint & York, Visual Optique, Digital Optiks, Strand Pharmacy Optical, Marine Park Family Vision, EyeCrave Optics, Vu Frameworks, Thosoo Eyewear, and 92nd Eye all located in the NYC area. In California, premier partners include Brighter Optical, Sun’s Up Optical, Daas Optique – Los Angeles, Daas Optique – San Diego, Devlyn Optical Walnut Park, Devlyn Optical Chino, Devlyn Optical Panorama City, Devlyn Curacao Chino, Devlyn Curacao DTLA, A B See Optical, 9FIVE Optical – Los Angeles, 9FIVE Optical San Diego, Hye Optic- Los Angeles, Hye Optic-Glendale, Eyetailor, Palo Alto Eyeworks, Valencia Eyewear, Eclipse Eyewear and Garrett Leight California Optical.

About Smart Vision Labs

Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. The company offers a mobile-phone based vision exam where patients can obtain an eyewear prescription in minutes without the need for a doctor on-site. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment to a portable device that is adapted to a telemedicine platform. Smart Vision Exams are currently available in over 50 locations in New York and California, and the company is looking to expand to other states in the coming months. Founded in 2013, Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 50,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries, including in partnership with numerous nonprofits and NGOs providing eye-care services to underserved populations here in the US, as well as in India, China and Africa.

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store, contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com


Bauer optical - Smart Vision Labs Visionary

Bauer Optical Taps Smart Vision Exams to Assist with Optometrist Shortage in Westchester, NY

Bauer Optical in Hastings-on-Hudson NY can now easily check their customer’s vision in less than five minutes and get them an updated prescription with the help of Smart Vision Exams.

New York, NYJanuary 26, 2016, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com), the world leaders in providing telehealth eye exams, welcome Bauer Optical to their expanding network of New York City area stores offering on-site Smart Vision Exams. The Smart Vision Exam uses the same advanced technology developed for LASIK to capture a person’s vision correction prescription. The data is sent to a remote network of eye doctors who provide new or updated eyeglass prescriptions. The whole vision test takes about 5 minutes and customers can access their prescription online, within 24 hours. The Smart Vision exam measures a customer’s visual acuity, refractive error, pupillary distance, and current prescriptions (if applicable), while also collecting answers to basic health questions. The test is available during store hours to healthy adults between 18-60. If customers haven’t had a full eye exam within the last two years a full eye health exam is recommended.

Bauer Optical, is located at 45 Main St, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706 and is owned by Ed Klotz. When their regular OD went on maternity leave and reduced her availability to a few days a month, Ed started looking for a new OD, in order to continue providing the highest level of customer service. Unfortunately, the search turned out to be remarkably difficult in this small village, even though he offered attractive fees. He scoured the area, turning to medical school alumni lists, lists of fill-in doctors, and even Craig’s List.

“90% of my customers want to be in and out for their glasses (don’t want to wait so long for a doctor),” said Ed Klotz owner of Bauer Optical. “The Smart Vision Exam was the solution to my OD shortage and the accuracy of the prescriptions has been great. Our customers love their new glasses.”

“Bauer Optical is a great example for our business. They were challenged with finding an optometrist to work in their store and when they were unable to find an OD so they turned to us and adopted our technology,” said Yaopeng Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Smart Vision Labs. “As our first partner in Westchester, Ed has been a visionary in how he adopted our technology to his business, and he is seeing great business results.”

Bauer Optical joins our growing network of NY partners offering 5-Minute Vision Exams, which currently includes: Devonshire Optical, EuroOptika, Kalmus Optical, Modern Day OptX,, Vint & York, Visual Optique, Digital Optiks, Strand Pharmacy Optical, Marine Park Family Vision, EyeCrave Optics, Vu Frameworks, Thosoo Eyewear, and 92nd Eye all located in the NYC area.

Optical store owners who don’t always have the ability to offer on-site prescription for glasses or contact lens renewals can now use the Smart Vision Labs telemedicine platform to grow their business. Optical stores no longer have to send customers away for a prescription and can now service them while creating a better, faster, more convenient user experience and providing high quality glasses with fewer remakes than other techniques. Smart Vision Lab partners have reported an ROI on the service that exceeds 500%.

In the United States alone, 240 million Americans are in need of vision correction, but only 114 million eye exams are performed yearly. On average there is one eye doctor for every 5,000 people. Personalizing telemedicine promotes ownership of one’s own medical data, and with Smart Vision Labs, prescriptions are always accessible with a click of a button.

About Smart Vision Labs

Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. The company offers a mobile-phone based vision exam where patients can obtain an eyewear prescription in minutes without the need for a doctor on-site. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment to a portable device that is adapted to a telemedicine platform. Smart Vision Exams are currently available in over 50 locations in New York and California, and the company is looking to expand to other states in the coming months. Founded in 2013, Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 50,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries, including in partnership with numerous nonprofits and NGOs providing eye-care services to underserved populations here in the US, as well as in India, China and Africa.

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store, contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com

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Contact Lens Prescriptions - Smart Vision Labs

Contact Lens Prescriptions in a Snap

Smart Vision Labs makes getting contact lens prescriptions as easy as visiting your local pharmacist.

New York, NY — November 7, 2016, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com), the leader in vision technology for glasses prescriptions, announced today the addition of renewal contact lens prescriptions. The new, ultra-convenient platform will be available at all locations that offer the high tech Smart Vision Exams. The program covers contact lens wearers between the ages of 18 to 60.

Yaopeng Zhou, Co-founder and CEO of Smart Vision Labs said “our engineers worked hard to deliver this  new functionality to our product, which greatly simplifies the renewal process and will surely save consumers a lot of time and headaches. We are excited to see how this helps our customers.”

Smart Vision Labs telemedicine platform is on a mission to help millions of Americans who need vision correction but can’t afford the exorbitant cost or time commitment associated with traditional eye exams. Using lightweight, portable smartphone technology the Smart Vision Labs app combines a patented adapter along with advanced technology developed for LASIK to capture how light travels back and forth through a person’s eye. The vision test takes about 5 minutes and doesn’t require customers to make appointments or wait to see an eye doctor..

In the United States alone, 240 million Americans are in need of vision correction, but only 114 million eye exams are performed yearly. On average, there is one eye doctor for every 5,000 people. By using Smart Vision Labs, prescriptions are accessible with a click of a button.

Smart Vision Exams pairs mobile autorefraction technology with a proprietary telemedicine platform, allowing doctors to analyze vision test results and other data remotely. The doctor can write a digital eyeglass or contact lenses prescription for a patient or make a recommendation for a full eye health exam when appropriate.

Optical stores in NY and CA who don’t have the ability to offer their customers a prescription for glasses or renewal contact lenses can now use the Smart Vision Labs platform to grow their business. Optical stores no longer have to send customers away for a prescription and can now service them onsite, creating a better customer experience and providing high quality glasses while reducing their remake rates.

About Smart Vision Labs
Smart Vision Labs, founded in 2013 by Yaopeng Zhou and Marc Albanese, is transforming the way people test their vision and expanding the vision care market to ensure more people have access to vision testing and proper eye wear.

Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. The company offers a mobile-phone based vision exam where patients can obtain a prescription in minutes without the need for a doctor on-site. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment to a portable device that is adapted to a telemedicine platform. The company partners with optical stores and other retailers to bring Smart Vision Exams to consumers. Smart Vision Exams is currently available in over 30 locations in New York and California, and the company is looking to expand to other states in the coming months. Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 50,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries, including in partnership with numerous nonprofits and NGOs providing eye-care services to under served populations here in the US, as well as in  India, China and Africa..

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store, contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com

 


Devlyn Optical to Offer Eyeglass Prescriptions Using Smart Vision Exams at Three Locations in Los Angeles

Pilot program offers vision testing and eyeglasses prescriptions through Smart Vision Exam telemedicine platform as part of Devlyn Optical’s new services

New York, NY — October 19, 2016, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com), leader in vision technology for glasses prescriptions, announced today their first partner in California, Devlyn Optical. Devlyn will be rolling out a pilot program at three locations in the Los Angeles area where they will offer Smart Vision Exams. Devlyn Optical is a multinational optical retailer with over 880 retail locations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and the United States.

“Devlyn Optical is the ideal partner to launch our expansion to Los Angeles,” said Yaopeng Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Smart Vision Labs. “They have a great brand and optical network which is ready to evolve with our technology. They understand the value we offer to their business and validated the high quality of our prescriptions. We look forward to serving the Los Angeles community and providing easy access to vision care alongside Devlyn.”

Smart Vision Labs telemedicine platform has the ability to scale with Devlyn’s needs to support their vision testing programs along with reducing their cost of operations. Smart Vision Exams uses the same advanced technology developed for LASIK to capture how light travels back and forth through a person’s eye. The data is then sent to a remote network of eye doctors who review the results and when necessary, provide updated eyeglass prescriptions. The vision test takes about 5 minutes and doesn’t require customers to wait to see an optometrist for an eyeglasses prescription.

“We are very excited to partner with Smart Vision Labs in this pilot program,” said Jesse W. Devlyn Jr., CEO of Devlyn Optical, LLC. “ Their telemedicine solution is not only fast and easy to use but also provides an extremely reliable measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses and contact lenses. With Smart Vision labs, our patients will no longer have to wait to see an optometrist to update their current eyeglasses prescription. This will allow us to provide the ultimate convenience in vision care while driving incremental revenue for our stores.”

Anyone can visit the following three pilot locations to get a vision test:

Devlyn Optical Walnut Park
2136 E Florence Ave
Walnut Park, CA 90255

Devlyn Optical Chino
12375 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710

Devlyn Optical Panorama City
8401 Van Nuys Boulevard #78A
Panorama City, CA 91402

Smart Vision Labs, founded in 2013 by Yaopeng Zhou and Marc Albanese, is transforming the way people test their vision and expanding the vision care market to ensure more people have access to vision testing and updated prescriptions.

In the United States alone, 240 million Americans are in need of vision correction, but only 114 million eye exams are performed yearly. On average, there is one eye doctor for every 5,000 people. Personalizing telemedicine promotes ownership of one’s own medical data, and with Smart Vision Labs, prescriptions are always accessible with a click of a button.

Smart Vision Exams pairs mobile autorefraction technology with a proprietary telemedicine platform, allowing doctors to analyze vision test results and other data remotely. The doctor can write a digital eyeglass prescription for a patient or make a recommendation for a full eye health exam when appropriate.

Optical stores in CA which don’t always have the ability to offer a prescription for glasses can now use the Smart Vision Labs platform to grow their business. Optical stores no longer have to send customers away for a prescription and can now service them onsite, creating a better user experience and providing high quality glasses while reducing their remake rates.

About Devlyn Optical
Founded in 1936 by Dr. Frank J. Devlyn, Devlyn Optical is a family-owned, multinational optical retailer with operations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and the USA. Devlyn Optical is one of the largest optical retailer in Latin America, operating over 880 retail locations in the US, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. The stores employ over 4,000 employees and our retail brands include Devlyn Opticos, Vetro, Solare and Occhiali.

About Smart Vision Labs
Smart Vision Labs is making vision care less expensive, less complicated, and more accessible. The company offers a mobile-phone based vision exam where patients can obtain an eyewear prescription in minutes without the need for a doctor on-site. Their proprietary technology shrinks expensive, bulky equipment to a portable device that is adapted to a telemedicine platform. The company partners with optical stores and other retailers to bring Smart Vision Exams to consumers. Smart Vision Exams is currently available in 30 locations in New York and California, and the company is looking to expand to other states in the coming months. Founded in 2013, Smart Vision Labs aims to increase access to vision care by leveraging technology and innovation. Over 40,000 vision tests have been performed to date in 23 countries.

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store, contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com.


Williams Eye Works Is the First Location on Staten Island to offer Smart Vision Exams

Williams Eye Works Is the First Location on Staten Island to Offer Smart Vision Exams

Combining over 20 years of optical experience with new technology, Williams Eye Works is bringing the convenience and speed of Smart Vision Exams to the 292,487 Staten Island residents who can benefit from regular vision exams.

New York, NY — October 17, 2016, Smart Vision Labs (https://www.smartvisionlabs.com), leaders in vision screening and eyecare telemedicine, announced today their first partner on Staten Island. Williams Eye Works has been providing optical services to Staten Island residents for over 20 years. By adding Smart Vision Exams they are now able to provide vision testing and prescriptions for glasses.

Smart Vision Exams uses the technology developed for LASIK to capture how light travels back and forth through a person’s eye. The data captured along with general background information is then sent to a remote network of eye doctors using a proprietary, cutting edge telemedicine communication platform who review the results and when necessary, provide updated eyeglass prescriptions. The vision test takes about 5 minutes and doesn’t require customers to wait to see an optometrist for an eyeglasses prescription.

Anyone looking to get an updated vision test or to check their eyeglasses prescription can visit Williams Eye Works located at 1884 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314. No appointments are necessary and the tests take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Additionally, customers will be able to access their prescriptions online at any time giving them the freedom to purchase their eyeglasses anywhere they want, even online.

“Williams Eye Works is our first partner on Staten Island and they started to utilize the technology immediately. The team already brought the vision test to the Staten Island Health Fair” said Yaopeng Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Smart Vision Labs. “We are excited to provide vision tests to the residents of Staten Island who might otherwise avoid going to an optometrist to check their vision.”

In the United States alone, 240 million Americans are in need of vision correction, but only 114 million eye exams are performed yearly. On average, there is one eye doctor for every 5,000 people. Personalizing telemedicine promotes ownership of one’s own medical data, and with Smart Vision Labs, prescriptions are always accessible with a click of a button.

Smart Vision Exams pairs mobile autorefraction technology with a proprietary telemedicine platform, allowing doctors to analyze vision test results and other data remotely. The doctor can write a digital eyeglass prescription for a patient or make a recommendation for a full eye health exam when appropriate.

Optical stores that don’t always have the ability to offer a prescription for glasses can now use the Smart Vision Labs platform to grow their businesses. Optical stores no longer have to send customers away for a prescription and can now service them onsite, creating a better user experience and providing high quality glasses while reducing their remake rates.

About Smart Vision Labs
Smart Vision Labs is making vision prescriptions less expensive, less complicated, and far more portable and accessible. The company offers an advanced mobile-phone based eye exam platform that leverages advanced refraction technology (the same as used in LASIK). The company has a unique offering that combines the Smart Vision technology with telemedicine, enabling consumers to obtain an eye prescription in minutes from anywhere without the need for an MD on-site, thereby disrupting the existing supply chain and bringing new benefits to consumers and retailers.

Smart Vision Labs works with optical stores to bring the solution to consumers. Smart Vision Exams are available in 30 optical stores in NYC and LA today. Based in NYC, the company is backed by Techstars Ventures, TYLT, Heritage Group, Verizon and others.

This fall Smart Vision Labs will be conducting vision screenings in NYC schools delivering on the mission to provide improved vision to as many people as possible especially students and other underserved populations.

If you are interested in providing Smart Vision Exams technology in your store contact sales@smartvisionlabs.com


2016 World Sight Day

At Smart Vision Labs, our mission is simple: Increase access to vision care by leveraging innovation and technology. We work hard every day to make this goal a reality.

In honor of World Sight Day on October 13th, Smart Vision Labs will provide a vision exam to a student in New York for every Smart Vision Exam completed at one of our partner optical shops.

Stop into one of our New York locations to check your vision and help a student receive a needed vision exam! Find a location near you.

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