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Mobile Eyecare Center Featuring Ocular Telehealth Launched

August 15, 2018

General Vision Services (GVS), a vision benefits provider, and 20/20NOW, a provider of ocular telehealth eye exams, are partnering to create a mobile eyecare center featuring ocular telehealth.

Starting this month, the center will provide on-site eyecare and eyewear services at GVS client locations. Members of GVS clients will be able to take care of all their optical needs while at work.

“After reviewing the available telehealth options, GVS selected 20/20NOW because of their standard of care and experience within the ocular telehealth space,” says Maureen Flaherty, vice-president of Network Operations for GVSMs. “This new digital healthcare technology will enable us to provide our members with convenient access to eyecare services while at the same time lowering costs. Oftentimes members don’t receive regular eye exams because they have to take time off work to see the doctor. With ocular telehealth, members are now able to receive comprehensive eyecare in a very convenient and cost-efficient manner.”

Chuck Scott, 20/20NOW CEO and telehealth industry veteran, concurred: “This is another example how telehealth can improve access to state-of-the-art equipment and digital comprehensive eye exams. We look forward to partnering with GVS to improve the customer experience.”

GVS also shared that it recently contracted with Black Car Services, including Uber, Lyft and others to provide vision benefits to their qualified drivers in the greater NY metro region, and that the new mobile eyecare center, in conjunction with its PPO Network, will be used to provide eyecare services to the drivers. “We are thrilled to provide such an innovative employee vision benefit to Black Car Service drivers,” says Executive Vice-President of GVS Tony Rosario.

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