Devlyn Optical to Offer Eyeglass Prescriptions With Smart Vision Exams

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 (, 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

Smart Vision Labs
902 Broadway
Floor 7, Suite 2
New York, NY 10010


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