Pairing a proprietary smart autorefraction device with a telemedicine platform  for eye doctors, optical stores can now offer quick Smart Vision Exams to customers

NEW YORK, NY — September 14, 2016 – Smart Vision Labs (​, creators of mobile autorefraction devices for vision testing, announced today it has added more than a dozen new optical partners in New York City. The Smart Vision Exam features a self-guided vision test that captures the way light passes through each person’s eyes and sends the data to a remote network of eye doctors for analysis. Customers receive an updated eyeglass prescription via Smart Vision Labs’ telemedicine platform within 24 hours and can access their medical data at anytime.

Now available in select stores across New York’s five boroughs, optical stores can offer customers a simpler and easier way of testing their vision using Smart Vision Labs’ technology — without waiting to get an appointment with a doctor.

Founded in 2013 by Yaopeng Zhou and Marc Albanese, Smart Vision Labs aims to help people be more proactive about their vision health. Through Smart Vision Exams, opticians can treat more patients and write more prescriptions, ensuring that customers have the most up to date and accurate corrective lenses.

“We’ve been thrilled to see the positive reception of our technology from opticians and opthamologists,” said Yaopeng Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Smart Vision Labs. “The Smart Vision Exam helps lower the barriers for consumers to get their vision tested while increasing the number of patients that eye care professionals can see each day. As we welcome more partners into our network, we hope more people will become aware of their vision health and see our technology playing an integral role in the process.”

On average there is one eye doctor for every 5,000 people. Optical stores that don’t always have the ability to offer a prescription for glasses can now use the Smart Vision Exams platform to grow their business. Rather than sending customers away for a prescription, optical stores can now can service them and offer a better user experience for vision testing.

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About Smart Vision Labs

Smart Vision Labs is transforming vision care through innovative technologies. A leader in wavefront refraction systems, Smart Vision Labs leverages telemedicine to provide access to eyeglass prescriptions anywhere, anytime. More than 500 doctors across 23 countries are using Smart Vision Labs’ mobile autorefractor, and with the help of global optical partners, the company has performed over 40,000 to date. For more information, please visit:

This fall, Smart Vision Labs will be conducting vision screening in NYC schools delivering on the mission to provide improved vision to as many people as possible.

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