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Tele-Optometry Now Available at VA Facilities & Other Federal Departments

Sept. 4, 2019

DigitalOptometrics LLC, a telehealth company in the field of tele-optometry, and developer of patented technology in the remote performance of comprehensive eye examinations, announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Melling Medical to offer its remote eye health and vision exam system to the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, Indian Health Services, the Bureau of Prisons and other federal government healthcare facilities in the U.S.

DigitalOptometrics software technology is designed to deliver improved access to quality cost-effective comprehensive eye exams. It couples ability for early detection of disease with the issuance of corrective prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses by licensed optometrists engaged by the federal department supplemented by DigitalOptometrics-licensed optometrists.

Exams are remotely performed with live in-person, real-time visual and voice communications between patient and optometrist utilizing  technology in telecommunications to replicate an in-person, on-site comprehensive eye exam.

Melling Medical, a CVE-verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is a provider to federal health facilities throughout the U.S. It currently serves more than 160 VA Medical Centers, all seven CMOPs, 95 DoD Medical Facilities and Health and Human Services (HHS), including Indian Health Services (IHA) and the Center for Disease Control.

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