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