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...
May 24, 2017
Online eye glasses retailer Warby Parker has launched a new app to offer online eye exams to users. While a number of companies offer ocular telehealth in various forms to users in regulatory-friendly states, and some of those companies also sell contact lenses, Warby Parker would be the first glasses retailer to venture into the space.
The FDA-registered app, called Prescription Check, is...
April 11, 2017
Simple Contacts, a New York City-based ocular telemedicine company, has raised $8 million in its second round of funding. The round was led by Goodwater Capital with participation from existing investors Justin Kan, Notation Capital, and Autonomous Ventures. Along with the company's $2 million raise last fall, this bring's Simple Contacts' total funding to $10 million.
Simple Contacts makes an...
March 6, 2017
This article has been updated with comments from Opternative and the Virginia House of Delegates.
In stark contrast to the law that past last year in South Carolina, the state of Virginia has proactively passed a pro-telemedicine bill that protects the rights of optometrists and ophthalmologists to see patients and issue prescriptions via telemedicine.
The law, signed late last month, states that...
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...