Author Archives: Lillian Pontius-Goldblatt

Smart Vision Labs Appoints Wallace Lovejoy as Board Director

 Smart Vision Labs announces the appointment of Wallace Lovejoy to the company’s Board of Directors. Lovejoy brings to the board 33 years of leadership in the optical industry. “Wally brings deep knowledge and operating experience of the optical industry to our board,” said Yaopeng Zhou, Co-Founder and CEO.

Healthy Vision and UV Awareness Month

May is an exciting time for eyes. Not only do our eyes have to fend a bombardment of pollen, but they also have to contend with an increase in sunshine. After months of grey, overcast winter, sunny days are a most welcome prospect. But sunshine comes with its dangers. Some of the best selling sunglasses […]

Vision Care for School Children in Omaha

This week Verizon launched its See Better = Learn Better Mobile Vision Program between Smart Vision Labs, OneSight and SUNY Optometry to provide free vision care for school children children across Omaha. The program will roll out to several more districts across the next two years.

Hundreds in South Africa Receive Glasses for First Time Thanks to Collaborative Partnership

Hundreds in South Africa are able to read and see family and friends more clearly because of vision screenings provided by EyeXam, Smart Vision Labs, Engage Africa, Valley Christian High School and VisionSpring.

Sports Vision Care and Athletic Success

In baseball, hitters are said to have a ‘good eye’ when they can distinguish between balls and strikes better than average. A ‘good eye’, though, is associated more with good judgement and restraint than with excellent vision. Sports vision care is vital to athletic success. 

2015 Year in Review

2015 was a year of many firsts for Smart Vision Labs. We have grown and learned a lot along the way. Below are just some of the highlights of 2015. Thanks to those who joined and us and contributed to this journey to provide vision care to the world!

SVOne Autorefractor Approved by Health Canada

Smart Vision Labs has successfully registered the SVOne autorefractor in Canada as a Class II medical device. SVL received a Canadian Medical Device License through Health Canada.

Opportunity Tip: Mobile Optometry Practices for Nursing Homes

Very few nursing home residents receive the eye care they need. Enterprising optometrists are able to provide eye care to this group by leveraging mobile optometry equipment.

Smart Vision Labs Announces CE Mark for SVOne Autorefractors

Smart Vision Labs, a maker of portable and smart autorefractors, announced today that SVOne has received CE mark approval.

Register for SVOne Enterprise & Pro Webinars

Register to participate in our upcoming webinar series SVOne Enterprise & Pro. Our next event will take place March 24th at 8:30 pm ET

In the Field with Dr. Tracy Matchinski

Dr. Tracy Matchinski, optometrist at the Chicago Lighthouse and faculty at Illinois College of Optometry, traveled to Ecuador this winter. She went with a collaborative group of VOSH, SVOSH, and Rotary volunteers to provide vision care, autorefraction and glasses with the help of the SVOne.

Smart Vision Labs and VOSH Announce Donation Program Partnership to Bring Advanced Refraction Technology to the Developing World

Smart Vision Labs (, the makers of the SVOne smartphone-based autorefractor, has partnered with VOSH/International, an organization that provides vision care to people in need. For every 10 SVOne devices that it sells, Smart Vision Labs will donate one SVOne to a student chapter of VOSH (SVOSH). The partnership combines Smart Vision Labs’ advanced refraction […]

SVL Impact: Glasses provide 16-year-old Guatemalan with another chance at an education

Soluciones Comunitarias, a Smart Vision Labs strategic partner, recently held a vision campaign with the SVOne autorefractor in the small, rural town of Malacatancito, Guatemala.

The SVOne: Empowering Access to Glasses through Social Enterprise (Part I)

There are hundreds of millions of children, youth, and adults throughout the developing world who suffer from refractive errors. The social enterprise model can help mitigate this problem, and holds other benefits.

The SVOne: Empowering Access to Glasses through Social Enterprise (Part II)

Smart Vision Labs launch partner Community Enterprise Solutions and its social enterprise field partner Soluciones Comunitarias are proving the success and impact of the social enterprise model in both Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.

3…2…1… and the SVOne Launch is a Go!

Smart Vision Labs is thrilled to announce that our new autorefraction technology, the SVOne smartphone autorefractor has shipped. The first units are making their way to optometrists and ophthalmologists across North America.

The SVOne in Oaxaca: High performance, no lugging required

The SVOne has to be easy and accurate for ODs to choose our device to take with their team a mission in the developing world. And, although we know from our own testing that the SVOne is extremely accurate, we also recognize it is important for people to see how this handheld autorefractor performs in the field.

Portable Autorefractor Makes Getting Glasses in Haiti a Breeze

We created the revolutionary SVOne smartphone-based portable autorefractor not just to diagnose vision problems, but also to grow access to vision care for those in need around the world.

SVL Launches Portable Autorefractor in Guatemala

This weekend, we launched a social enterprise program in Central America. We introduced the SVOne, our portable autorefractor, with our Guatemalan Launch Partner Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom).