MINNEAPOLIS—eyebobs has announced its plan to open its second and third retail optical stores in 2018, one in Minnesota and the other in Florida, following up on the fall 2017 debut of the company’s first retail lab in Minneapolis. The main goal of this retail expansion is to increase brand awareness in order to drive traffic to specialty channels including luxury optical stores and specialty stores that currently carry the collection, the company said. “We’re excited to offer the full ‘eyebobs experience’ firsthand,” said eyebobs CEO Mike Hollenstein. “Raising brand awareness through brick-and-mortar outlets will engage both current and new fans. Read More
New York, NY: – In conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in November, thousands of ophthalmic professionals participated in IJCAHPO’s 45th Annual Continuing Education program in New Orleans, LA, consisting of more than 270 courses and workshops. This year’s participants were given the opportunity to learn from 20/20NOW, the leader in ocular tele-health, on recent developments in telemedicine and specifically tele-ophthalmology. Read More
JINS, one of the largest Japanese eyewear makers that recently made presence in the U.S. with its new store near San Francisco’s Union Square, is doing something pretty new for the U.S. market. The company partnered with 20/20 NOW, a novel eye exam provider that uses remote technicians and ophthalmologists, to offer eye exams and custom-made glasses together in under an hour and usually for less than $200.
Japanese eyewear brand, JINS, announced eye exams will be conducted at the JINS Union Square store on 151 Powell Street. These eye exams will be powered by 20/20 NOW’s technology and provided by 20/20 Ophthalmology Services (“20/20”), and take approximately 15 minutes. After customers complete the exam and select frames, they can have prescription glasses made and fitted in another 30 minutes.
20/20 Vision Center, a provider of remote eye exam systems, recently purchased the worldwide assets of Eyelogic Systems (CNSX: EYE.A), a Calgary, Alberta-based company that develops automated refraction systems, for $521,956 USD.