Blink

By Aditi Pai 09:00 am June 22, 2015
New York City-based Smart Vision Labs, which has developed a smartphone-based autorefractor for vision testing, raised $6.1 million in a round led by Techstars Ventures with participation from Heritage Group, Connectivity Capital, and Red Sea Ventures, according to TechCrunch. National Vision, a US-based eyecare chain, is also seed investor in the company. The device, called SVOne, consists of a...
By Aditi Pai 10:01 am May 4, 2015
Warby Parker, an eyeglass retailer, has announced that they are investing in technology that allows consumers to conduct smartphone-based eye exams, according to a post from Engadget. Just last week, Warby Parker raised $100 million in a round led by T. Rowe Price -- the company is now valued at $1.2 billion. When Warby Parker first started out, about five years ago, it offered a service that...
By Aditi Pai 10:36 am April 23, 2015
Somerville, Massachusetts-based eye diagnostic tool maker EyeNetra has launched a new service called Blink, which brings eye tests to the patient, in New York City. Blink emphasizes that the appointments are only for users who need to be tested for glasses, not eye health. Blink is using EyeNetra technology, which includes a smartphone peripheral they developed, called Netra-G, that measures ...