Eye Care Leaders (ECL), the leading provider of practice performance solutions for ophthalmologists and optometrists, today announced a relationship with Optical Academy (school-sites) and Tele2020 (work-sites) to support their expansion of onsite eye care services to underserved populations, communities and companies, nationwide. Now in its sixth year, Optical Academy’s team of optometrists, opticians and vision technicians have provided onsite quality eye care to more than over 100,000 patients in the greater New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Philadelphia area who otherwise might not have received examinations.
In partnership with Medical Doctor’s (MD), Ophthalmologists and their Optometrists, Optical Academy and Tele2020 have created a true integrated model that has changed the delivery of eye care by offering its suite of onsite services with greater access, convenience, quality and affordability. Their model saves customers and patients more than 50% when compared to other more traditional private and public eye care competing programs. In addition to onsite eye care, their companies also provide online telemedicine for their MD partners and ongoing patient care, through their web-based proprietary portals and online retail store. Integrating onsite, online and in-office patient care enhances every member and doctor partner touch-point, creating a more unique and positive eye care experience that serves them where they want to be met.
Optical Academy works with schools and community partners, including the National Education Association (NEA), New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), to set up comprehensive eye exams, eyewear and labs for students, employees and individuals in need of eye care. Exams are delivered in schools and other locations with glasses manufactured at an on-site lab. Optical Academy is expanding their services across the country, including Midwest and West Coast locations, with support from an array of services from Eye Care Leaders. ECL provides an infrastructure that will allow Optical Academy to grow through its industry leading eye care solutions including ManagementPlus EMR, revenue cycle management, and other business solutions. In addition, a separate and comprehensive onsite model is available through Optical Academy’s family of companies, Tele2020. Tele2020 was launched in October of 2016, and provides a unique and equally comprehensive onsite eye exams, eyewear and same day lab services for businesses including but not limited to some of the largest unions in the US.
“Our relationship with Eye Care Leaders allows us to fulfill our mission of providing the best possible care to our patients,” said Abby Ayoub, CEO and founder of Optical Academy, and Co-CEO of Tele2020. “Eye Care Leaders’ business solutions deliver the infrastructure we need to expand our reach across the country almost overnight. We’ll now be able to provide critically important examinations to thousands of children and adults who otherwise might not receive eye care, and to employers and their employees wanting greater convenience and access onsite at the worksite. Our network of MD’s and Ophthalmologists enables us to provide an end-to-end experience that is second to none.”
In six years, Optical Academy has shown significant cost savings for both private organizations and public partnerships, including the NYC Department of Education and NYC Department of Health. Without the typical mark ups associated with a conventional optical shop, in many cases Optical Academy is able to provide eye exams and glasses for less than the cost of a basic screening. Their sister company, Tele2020 provides customized solutions for businesses and their employees with the same added convenience as Optical Academy, including visual ergonomics that tailor’s their onsite eye care and wellness for every aspect of that business.
“We are incredibly proud to work with Optical Academy and support their commitment to expand eye care services to deserving patients,” said Jim All and, president of Eye Care Leaders. “We believe in their mission that everyone deserves quality eye care, and are thrilled that our solutions offer Optical Academy the tools they need to bring their services to patients across the country.”
About Optical Academy
Optical Academy provides On-Site Eye Exams, Contact Lens Exams, and Eyewear at the comfort of your School-Site, Work-Site or Community Event. Eye care and Eyewear has never been more convenient and cost efficient. Eyewear mark-up is insanely high and we are here to be the community’s vision voice and eye care provider. Many organizations turn to us as their direct vision provider and partner. We will not stop delivering convenient and comprehensive onsite eye care and eyewear until everyone can See a Beautiful Day, Every Day!
About Eye Care Leaders
Eye Care Leaders (ECL) is a family of companies that serves more than 6,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists, with the common goal of improving the efficiency, profitability and competitiveness of eye care practices. ECL brings together the most trusted names in electronic health records including Medflow, Integrity EMR, MDoffice, ManagementPlus, IO Practiceware and EyeDoc, in addition to a comprehensive suite of business solutions including revenue cycle solutions, analytics and benchmarking, patient retention and acquisition and capital financing. With a sole focus on eye care, ECL understands the challenges physicians face, and brings solutions to complex challenges to help practices reach their goals and succeed. For more information, please visit www.eyecareleaders.com or join us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
# # #