Lensbox™ Partners with Key Stakeholders to Launch COVID-19 Initiative

Lensbox, a Canadian-owned technology and healthcare company, announced that it is working with key stakeholders across vision healthcare in Canada and the US, to ensure telehealth and e-commerce delivery is available with low barriers, as a first line of defence, to mitigate the impact and further spread of COVID-19.

As eye care clinics attempt to slowly re-open in the ‘new normal’ post-pandemic setting, the COVID-19 global crisis has left many patients stranded without in-person access to eye care services and products. The pandemic has also wreaked havoc on independent eye care clinics, owned by doctors of optometry, who have the burden of overhead costs, with many weeks of closure and limited services still ahead of them.

“As an eyecare technology company, Lensbox is stepping up to support eye care business recovery, and to fill in the service gap for patients, immediately and safely”, states Founder and CEO, Sanaz Malekeh.

The strategy is working. A significant number of independent clinics have already launched their e-clinics in partnership with Lensbox, offering a complete telehealth and e-commerce solution, creating deeper and expanded day-to-day digital connections with their patients through the platform.

“While COVID-19 has been a tragic and challenging time globally, it has acted as a catalyst for a new vision for many forward-thinking doctors. We are embracing and co-creating the future of eyecare, knowing that disruptive technology can be an impetus for growth and service delivery improvements. Previous to the pandemic, and for many years, optometry has been concerned with online suppliers shipping unregulated products to our patients, sometimes from grey markets, and never requiring a valid prescription”, states Dr. Pavan Avinashi, Lensbox Vice President of Business Development.

Lensbox is also launching the Lensbox Vision Foundation this summer, a charity supported by industry partners and governments, providing tele-optometry and affordable eyewear to chronically underserved patients in remote communities throughout North America.

Click HERE for the full press release.

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