Smart Vision Labs has partnered with financial company Affirm to offer a new 3, 6, or 12-month financing plan for optometrists who want to purchase the SVOne smartphone-based autorefractor, including recent graduates starting new practices.

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2015 – Smart Vision Labs (www.smartvisionlabs.com) has partnered with financial company Affirm (www.affirm.com) to offer a new 3, 6, or 12-month financing plan for optometrists who want to purchase the SVOne smartphone-based autorefractor, including recent graduates starting new practices.

The ultraportable SVOne autorefractor is powered by wavefront aberrometry, a technology that measures refractive errors more comprehensively than common autorefractors. “The SVOne is as accurate as a $40,000 desktop aberrometer and costs a tenth of that price, but paying even around $4,000 at one time may be a burden for some people, for example, individuals fresh out of optometry school,” said Smart Vision Labs co-founder and COO Marc Albanese. “With this financing plan, new graduates can acquire the SVOne for as little as $348 a month and use it to hit the ground running.”

Affirm enables buyers to pay off purchases in fixed monthly installments with transparent, simple interest loans so they never have to worry about deferred interest or hidden fees. The company’s “Buy with Affirm” payment option provides real-time, affordable financing online at checkout so that optometrists receive the SVOne immediately and then pay the installments instead of using a credit card, carrying the balance and dealing with the associated fees.

“The SVOne is a great option for optometrists because it helps cut down on overhead costs,” Albanese continued. “it’s faster and easier to use than a regular autorefractor, so as their practice grows, it will help them maintain efficiency and good customer service by reducing wait times. In short, the SVOne is an incredible investment!”

For more information on the SVOne and the financing plan, contact Smart Vision Labs at info@smartvisionlabs.com.

About Affirm

Affirm is a next-generation consumer finance company providing shoppers with instant point-of-sale financing for online purchases. Started by PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin, Affirm’s data-driven approach looks beyond a standard credit score to reach broader consumer populations. Affirm’s transparent financing solutions empower shoppers to buy now and pay later in monthly installments and at reasonable interest rates. These features help to improve sales conversions, boost basket sizes, and increase customer happiness. To start working with Affirm, go to affirm.com.

About Smart Vision Labs

Smart Vision Labs was founded in 2013 by photonics researchers Yaopeng Zhou and Marc Albanese, who met more than 10 years ago while developing a scanning laser ophthalmoscope in a joint program between the Schepens Eye Research Institute and Boston University. Recognizing the need for revolutionary and efficient technologies to enable regular eye exams, Smart Vision Labs launched its flagship product: the SVOne smartphone-based autorefractor powered by wavefront aberrometry.

Today, eye care professionals are using the SVOne across the United States and in 21 different countries. Zhou, Albanese, and the rest of the Smart Vision Labs team are working to make their technology accessible globally.

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