May 21, 2018
Eye telemedicine company Simple Contacts announced it raked in $16 million in Series B funding at the end of last week. The latest round, which was led by Waypoint Capital Partners with participation from returning investors Goodwater Capital, Steven Cohen, executives from Flatiron Health and a number of ophthalmologists, brings the company’s total funding to $26 million.
The company allows...
November 8, 2016
New York City-based Simple Contacts has a mission: make replacing contact lenses cheaper, easier and faster. By developing an iOS-based app (Android soon to follow), that uses online consultation and a smartphone-based eye test, the company is on its way to doing just that, and a recent $2 million in seed funding will further expand the service.
According to Tech Crunch, who first reported the...
July 28, 2015
Chicago-based Opternative has launched an online refractive eye exam service that helps consumers get prescriptions for glasses or contacts.
According to the company, the offering is registered with the FDA as a Class I device.
Consumers access Opternative's service on the web via desktop. Opternative asks users a few questions, like when their most recent eye exam was, and then takes the user...