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No Stress Vision Exams

Are you putting off a vision exam because you don’t want the hassle of scheduling an appointment? Do you hate sitting around in the waiting room reading old copies of Newsweek and wondering what’s taking so long for your turn to see the doctor? Or maybe you just don’t like the whole process of having your vision examined. […]

The Connection Between Nearsightedness and Level of Education

Myopia, or nearsightedness, may actually have a closer connection to your education level than your genetics. A study conducted by the University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany found that instances and degrees of myopia increased with each year a person spent in school and with the highest level of education they reached. 

Smart Vision Labs Brings Five-Minute Vision Exams to New York City Optical Stores

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

Why Eyeglasses Require Prescriptions

To put it simply, eyeglasses require prescriptions because a measurable change is needed to improve your vision. The data from the eye exam is evaluated and, based on this information, corrective lenses will be recommended. The actual curvature of the lenses will be a numerical value which we will call the prescription.

How Would Describe Your Last Vision Exam?

Having your vision examined should be a positive experience, but many people put off their checkup because they have concerns or objections. If any of these statements reflect your thoughts, let’s see how the technology of Smart Vision Labs can make your next vision exam your best vision exam.

Digital Optiks Increased Sales and Profits by Providing On-Site Eyeglasses Prescriptions

Combining over 35 years of optical experience with new technology, Digital Optiks increased monthly revenues over 20% and eliminated costs associated with remaking prescriptions after adding Smart Vision Exams and eyeglasses prescriptions to the list of services they provide.

Visual Optique Now Offering the Smart Vision Exam and On-Site Eyeglasses Prescriptions

After over 24 years of service to the Upper East Side, Visual Optique has now added eyeglasses prescriptions to the list of services their optical store provides. Visitors and residents can now get an updated prescription without leaving the store using the Smart Vision Exam.

Smart Vision Labs and Kalmus Optical Working Together to Help Upper East Side Residents See Better

Established in 1949, Kalmus Optical continues to evolve with the times and the latest technology. Residents on the Upper East Side can now easily check their vision in less than five minutes and get an updated prescription with the new Smart Vision Exam.

All I Want are Glasses—Not an Eye Exam!

By: Joyce Handzo If your vision is a little blurry, it’s tempting to go to the store and buy an inexpensive pair of reading glasses. This may seem to solve the problem but ‘fixing’ your vision isn’t a do-it-yourself kind of project. An annual eye exam offers a more thorough look at your eyes and […]

How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?

Joyce Handzo As a general rule, you should have a comprehensive eye exam every one or two years, but that may depend on your age, risk factors, and if you are already wearing corrective lenses. An eye exam can help diagnose and treat medical conditions in their early stages. There are also certain eye disorders […]

Smart Vision Exams Now Available at Little Optical on Long Island

Customers of Little Optical in Amityville, NY can now easily check their vision in less than five minutes and get an updated prescription using Smart Vision Labs’ new telemedicine platform

How Many Workers Miss Work Due to Eyestrain on the Job?

The Vision Council’s 2016 report, “Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma,” reports some troubling statistics about the eye strain that American workers are experiencing on the job. The report, based on a survey of more than 10,000 adults, reports that due to overuse of digital devices, 65% of American workers experience symptoms of eye strain […]

NYC Upper Westsiders Can Now Check Their Vision with the 5-Minute Smart Vision Exam at Modern Day OptX

Modern Day OptX now offers vision exams during all business hours with the Smart Vision Labs telemedicine platform.

EyeCrave Optics in Watertown, NY Brings Fun Back to the Vision Exam with the Smart Vision Exam

Getting a vision exam in NY State’s North Country is in now as much fun as picking out frames at EyeCrave Optics. The first installation of Smart Vision’s new telemedicine platform has arrived in time for back to school.

Eyecare Myths – Busted

Do you think you can pass a short quiz about eyecare? In a world with information at our fingertips, sometimes we need to stop and separate the truth from popular opinion. Read though this list of Eyecare Myths and see how well your knowledge compares.

Why Prescription Eyeglasses Are About to Become as Convenient as Off-the-Rack Reading Glasses

You know the story. You have a parent or older relative who really should have a vision exam and get prescription eyeglasses. But when you suggest the idea, the only answer you get is, “Why? All I need is a new pair of reading glasses from the drugstore.”

Get an Eye Exam During National Eye Exam Month

Back in 1989, Sears designated August as National Eye Exam Month to encourage parents across America to schedule back-to-school eye exams for their children. In the years since, other businesses and organizations, including the American Academy of Opthamology, have begun to support the idea that when the calendar page turns to August, it’s time to […]

Devonshire Optical Now Offering The 5-Minute Smart Vision Exam

Thanks to Smart Vision’s new telemedicine platform, customers can now check their vision on the spot, with no appointment necessary

Will Self-Guided Vision Tests Make a Trip to the DMV Easier and Faster?

Some people hate going to the dentist. Others are afraid of flying. And some folks even say they would rather die than make a speech in public. But there’s another experience that lots of people dislike even more than any of those . . . Going to the Motor Vehicles Department

What is Telemedicine? What Effect Will It Have on the Care of Your Eyes?

What is Telemedicine? The prefix “tele” comes from ancient Greek, meaning “far off” or “distant.” You’re already familiar with many words that start with it. Telescopes and televisions are devices that let you see objects that are far away. A telephone lets you talk with people who are at a distance. So what is telemedicine? […]

Now’s the Time to Schedule a Back-to-School Eye Exam for Your Children

If you’re the parent of a student who’s going back to school or college soon, chances are you’ve got a checklist working. New backpack? Check! New gym uniform? Check! New packs of pens and pencils? Check! But did you book a back-to-school eye exam for your children? Find out why back to school season is […]

Healthbridge Global

In partnering with iCareforIndia, Healthbridge Global coordinates annual short-term clinics in southern India to provide vision care to thousands of people. Healthbridge Global uses Smart Vision Labs’ technology to screen more than 2,500 patients each week. Additionally, they provide cataract surgery and other forms of eye care to people in need. In order to make […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

BBBSNYC Education Initiative works with Littles throughout New York City to prepare them for success in college and beyond. Through BBBSNYC’s networks Smart Vision Labs has been able to work with schools to donate glasses to students in need.

Women In Need (WIN)

WIN operates over 1,000 shelter housing units for homeless women and children in New York City. WIN has been working with Smart Vision Labs to coordinate the logistics of free vision screenings for their clients and arrange donation of free glasses for the children.

141 Eyewear

141 Eyewear donates brand new beautiful frames for students to choose themselves after receiving vision exams from SVL doctors. Together, Smart Vision Labs and 141 Eyewear have donated over 100 frames to students in need.

Nassau Vision Group

Nassau Vision Group’s Optical Laboratory generously supplies lens donations and lab services, finishing 50 glasses for the SVL Education Initiative.

“Maracuyá!” In the Field with Gretchen Arneson

Read a first-hand account of how the SVOne helped a third year optometry student bring vision access to an underserved community in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

New Year, Renewed Mission

After a frenzied holiday season many of our partners are taking this time to give back on service trips. The SVOne handheld autorefractor lightens to load of vision care providers around the world by easing transport and streamlining the vision screening process.

Primary Care Optometry News: Smartphone-based autorefractor found comparable to office-based testing

Vision Monday: Refraction Revisited

New Study Demonstrates the Clinical Utility and Accuracy of the SVOne Autorefractor for Measuring Refractive Error

Eyewire TV: New Study Demonstrates the Clinical Utility and Accuracy of the SVOne Autorefractor for Measuring Refractive Error

CCTV America: Global Effort to Combat Vision Impairment [video]

Smart Vision Labs Offers Financing Options for SVOne Autorefractor through Finance Company Affirm

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.

Smart Vision Labs Raises $6.1M Series A Led by Techstars Ventures

Smart Vision Labs, Inc., announced today that it closed a $6.1M Series A round led by Techstars Ventures. Other investors in the round include Heritage Group, Connectivity Capital, and Red Sea Ventures.