My Eyelab and Stanton Optical, retail brands of Now Optics, a eye health provider offering accessible and affordable eye care, will immediately be switching to virtual eye care at 119 participating locations across the nation, the companies said.
In partnership with the Physicians Eyecare Group, select locations will offer patients the opportunity to receive eye care through telemedicine. All retail stores that do not offer telehealth services will be closed temporarily.
Extra safety measures will be taken at each store including a pre-screening questionnaire and temperature check before patients are let in for an exam. There will also be strict rules on capacity to keep employees and patients within safe social distancing proximity or a maximum of 10 people, and extra cleaning precautions.
After the pre-testing (which includes digital photos of the front of the eye, retinal images, a screening for glaucoma as well as additional testing), a Technician will escort the patient to a private examination room for an Acuities and Refraction Exam to test for the glasses or contact lens prescription. The test is performed virtually via video-screen.
The local Ophthalmologist (MD) or Optometrist then creates the patient´s customized eye care treatment plan and prescription. Alternative forms of dispensing will be implemented, including curbside order pick-up and order delivery options where permitted.
Now Optics (formerly known as Vision Precision Holdings) is a provider of the eye care industry. Its retail brands, My Eyelab and Stanton Optical, are among the nation´s fastest growing, full-service retail optical centers. The company continues to expand its retail footprint with over 180 corporate and franchise locations in 25 states while delivering affordable eye health solutions.