The level of excitement at the ATDC was high this week with news of member company SoloHealth's recent funding and expansion plans. SoloHealth makes EyeSite™ vision testing and new patient generating kiosks that you can find in stores like Walgreens and Kroger. In the press release, SoloHealth announced that it will be teaming up with Transitions Optical, Inc. and other leading eye care companies to deploy a large number of the EyeSite kiosks in a major US market this summer. This recent investment, which includes funding from various private investors, gives SoloHealth and its partners the opportunity to grow and expand the innovative EyeSite concept.
A quote from the recent press release:
“SoloHealth, combined with these optical industry leaders, is helping to create new ways to drive additional traffic to eye doctors,” said Bart Foster, CEO and founder of SoloHealth. “Results have shown that of the people who have used the EyeSite kiosk, over 25 percent have never visited an eye care professional and 49 percent reported family history of eye disease. Many of those have gone on to book appointments with a local eye doctor. EyeSite self-service vision testing kiosks educate people about the health benefits of seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis.”
SoloHealth has had great experience with the kiosks in Atlanta and has screened over 100,000 people since late 2007. The nearest location to ATDC is in the "Fresh Fare" Kroger in Buckhead. Check it out!