By: Drew Johnson –
We all know revolutionary services like Uber and Airbnb are disrupting and improving upon antiquated industries. The world of optometry is undergoing a similar technological revolution that is slashing prices and increasing consumer access to glasses and contact lenses.
But just like with the taxi and hotel industry, there are a lot of eye care professionals who want to protect the status quo and are lobbying to stop optometry from progressing into the 21st Century.
The issue of dispute? At-home vision screenings.
Rather than going through the hassle of making a trip to an eye doctor’s office for a vision prescription, ocular telemedicine makes it possible to perform a vision exam from the comfort of home with just a cellphone or computer. By reducing hassles and cutting costs associated with eye exams, Americans are bypassing the traditional eye care cartel and now see better, for less.