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CECOP Enters New Partnership to Facilitate Telemedicine

Oct. 7, 2020

CECOP USA, a global independent optical association, has entered into an exclusive partnership with DigitalOptometrics and US Optical.

The partnership aligns with CECOP USA’s aggressive strategy for growth, which includes “forming alliances with the largest and most innovative brands that deliver value to optometrist and optician members,” according to a recent press release distributed by CECOP.

The three companies are launching a solution that enables optometrists to perform remote eye exams in a contact-less manner that helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ignacio Macias, CEO of CECOP North America (formerly Combine Buying Group Inc.), said: “We are delighted to help our Members serve patients that do not wish to visit an optometrist or optical store for an eye examination due to the close contact an exam typically entails. With our new program in collaboration with DigitalOptometrics and US Optical, CECOP members will have a unique and exclusive opportunity to lead the fight against COVID-19. Designing programs of value with the support of our great partners is the essence of the CECOP value proposition.”

“We are excited to have formed a strategic vendor relationship that enables CECOP USA to offer members our remote comprehensive eye health and vision analysis system at an outstanding value,” said Howard S. Fried, OD, President of DigitalOptometrics LLC. “Our solution empowers optometric providers to deliver a quality eye exam and a safe and comfortable telehealth experience with social distancing between patient and eyecare professional.”

DigitalOptometrics has aligned with US Optical to provide equipment upgrades designed to be beneficial for delivery of telehealth services. For CECOP Members, favorable financing and rebates are available, according to the CECOP press release.

“At US Optical, we have built our business on providing services such as those of DigitalOptometrics that help our customers differentiate. We are happy to provide a solution that allows the independent eyecare professionals that are CECOP USA members to stand out from the crowd,” said Dan Tedeschi, vice-president of sales, US Optical LLC.


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