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.