optometry

By Jonah Comstock August 25, 2016
Marc Benioff-backed Gobiquity, which makes a vision screening app for children called GoCheck Kids, has raised $6 million in a round led by existing investor Interwest Partners. The company, formerly known as iCheck Health, previously raised an undisclosed strategic investment from Benioff and a $750,000 seed round from Interwest. Gobiquity officially launched GoCheck Kids last November. The...
By Jonah Comstock April 5, 2016
Smartphone-based eye exams, the province of a growing number of digital health startups, has caught the attention of the American Optometric Association, who penned a letter to the FDA yesterday asking that the agency impose stricter guidance on Opternative, a smartphone-based eye exam startup that raised $6 million earlier this year. Politico first spotted the news. Opternative is registered...
February 19, 2016
Opternative, an optometry-focused telemedicine service that lets users get their prescriptions online after taking an app- and website-based vision test, has raised $6 million in first round funding, bringing the company's total funding to $9.5 million. Jump Capital led the round with additional participation from Tribeca Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Chicago Ventures, Craig...