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[October 30, 2018]

Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs Chooses 20/20NOW to Enhance and Expand its Ocular Telehealth Offering

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs, a five location eyecare practice in the greater Philadelphia area, and 20/20NOW, the inventor of ocular telehealth eye exams, announced that Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs has chosen 20/20NOW as its new Ocular Telehealth partner. Previously, Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs was working with Digital Optometrics and helped beta-test their system.

According to Dr. Sukumar Pandit, "The professional staff at Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs are excited to use the 20/20NOW solution as it provides us with advanced technology and several key enhancements to our professional services. We will be utilizing 20/20NOW's proprietary refraction algorithms to get precise prescriptions and we will also use their artificial intelligence program combined with retinal imaging to help detect critical eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy in its earliest stages." Dr. Pandit also mentioned, "I will also have the ability to appear on-screen via video conferencing to communicate with patients directly regarding their exam results and answer any questions." Pandit concluded - "It's Star Trek meets Eyecare"!

Per Chuck Scott, 20/20NOW CEO and telehealth industry veteran, "We're excited to add Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs to our client base. We look forward to working with them to enhance the patient experience. We're constantly improving our exam capabilities and look forward to working with an eyecare practice who has been at the forefront of using Ocular Telehealth to expand access to comprehensive eye exams and grow their practice."

According to Steve Hoffner, VP of Operations for Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs, "This allows our Optometrists to be in multiple places at once, expanding our professional services by adding more locations within the demographic footprint that we have loyally serviced for over three centuries." Hoffner added, "after the transition to 20/20NOW, the company foresees the cost-effective scaling of our business and the ability for expansion by implementing Ocular Telehealth throughout all our existing and future locations. We will now be able to provide comprehensive eye exams to more of our existing patients, as well as attracting new patient acquisition. Now, after 130 years as an optometric and retail pioneer, our new strategic partnership with 20/20NOW led by Dr. Pandit and our expert group of eye care professionals will ultimately position us as the foremost eyecare leader in the Greater Philadelphia Area."

About Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs

Since 1888, Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs has provided patients with high quality eyecare and eyewear. Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs operates 5 locations in the greater Philadelphia metro area and provides the total optical solution including eye exams, extensive frame collections, contact lenses, and in-house labs. To learn more about Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs, please visit


20/20NOW is the pioneer and innovator of ocular telehealth. Using state-of-the-art technology, proprietary software and patented exam processes, 20/20NOW provides comprehensive eye exams, including eye health screenings, via telehealth. The company's telehealth model enables eyecare professionals and optical retailers to provide their patients with increased access to high quality eye exams at a lower cost. For more information visit:

For more information contact:

Susan Kayata
Chief Marketing Officer
Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs 

Greg Lechner 
Director of Marketing & Communications

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