CHICAGO, January 19, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Chicago-based Opternative, a web-based contact and glasses prescription renewal service, has renewed its partnership with 1-800-Contacts to continue its online service allowing patients to update their prescriptions without seeing an eye doctor in-person.
The renewed partnership with 1-800-Contacts comes eighteen months after the two companies signed their first partnership agreement. “1-800-Contacts is dedicated to providing customers with simple, affordable ways to manage their vision care needs. We believe that technology has great potential to extend the reach of doctors, improve access for patients, and help control the costs of delivering healthcare services,” said John Graham, President of 1-800-Contacts. “Our partnership with Opternative has enabled us to provide customers with a convenient way to renew their contact lens prescription.”
For 1-800-Contacts’ customers, continued access to Opternative’s technology helps reduce the time spent between refreshing their contacts supply, which can help reduce damage to the eye as contacts begin to break down and harbor bacteria. The service is only intended for those who have existing prescriptions and are in need of a renewal, not first-time visitors who have previously never been to an in-person eye doctor.
“We are excited to continue our growing partnership with 1-800-Contacts,” said Opternative co-founder Dr. Steven Lee, OD. “We are constantly working to support online retailers as well as working to develop our platform to service patients in the eye care industry.”
Opternative Inc., a Chicago-based healthcare technology company, founded in 2012, has launched the first online refractive eye test that delivers a physician-issued prescription for glasses or contact lenses.
Opternative has created the most convenient and scientifically accurate alternative to the traditional refractive eye exam. Opternative partners can now offer their clients a refractive eye exam from anywhere, at any time, and receive a prescription for contacts and glasses from a licensed eye care professional all for a fraction of the cost and hassle.
Opternative has partnered with eyewear retailers across the US to bring this revolutionary service to our partner's clients. For more information on partnering with Opternative visit our partner page here.
Pete Horkan, External Affairs