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 (, 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