- Funding Received
- $1 Million in 1 Round from 11 Investors
- Most Recent Funding
- $1 Million Seed on February 25, 2014
- January, 2013
- Chicago, IL
- The first online refractive eye exam. Opternative delivers a valid prescription, signed by an ophthalmologist, for glasses and contacts.
- Steven Lee, Aaron Dallek
- Contact Management, Eyewear, Health Care
Opternative’s mission is to help the world see and feel better. Opternative has developed the first online eye exam that delivers a valid prescription, signed by an ophthalmologist, for glasses and contacts lenses. The exam takes 15 minutes and can be completed on any computer or tablet without the need for a web camera. Our service will be offered globally at a fraction of the cost and without any of the hassles of traditional eye exams. Future versions of the exam will include eye health testing and a wide variety of other eye care exams that are currently done by very expensive machines in a doctor’s office.
Our technology will assist licensed eye care professionals in delivering eye care by increasing access to refractive eye exams and lowering costs. 75% of people worldwide need vision correction, and in the US alone 1 in 6 (roughly 50 million people) have never seen an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Current eye exam technology was originally invented in the 1800s, and it hasn’t seen any significant innovation since 1921. Eye exams are inconvenient and many people don’t have access to an ophthalmologist or optometrist in the first place.
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