This Startup Provides Consumers with Eye Exams On-Demand

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 7, 2016
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'Blink' is a New York-based service that provides consumers with eye exams on-demand thanks to the use of smartphone-compatible gadgets. With consumers leading increasingly busy lives, there is a growing demand for on-demand services. This startup takes the hassle out of making an appointment for an eye exam by coming directly to the patient's home or office.

To use the service, customers simply choose an appointment time between 9 AM and 9 PM, any day of the week. Blink will then send a visioneer to the customer's home or office to perform the eye exam. Instead of the bulky equipment found in a traditional optometry office, Blink technicians use a trio of smartphone-compatible devices to perform the vision test. The technician will then write up the necessary prescription and e-mail it directly to the customer.

Blink not only makes eye exams more convenient for busy consumers, but it also makes the process more affordable by reducing the need for the kind of expensive equipment used in optometry offices.