SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeXam™, the leading mobile eye care app with over a million free downloads to date, announced today it was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer in its popular 'Real Money' series.
The segment headlined a family using the EyeXam app on their smartphones and tablets. Family members downloaded it for free, took a free self-guided vision screening, found a local eye care provider and saved money on their eye care purchases. EyeXam's founder, an eye doctor, Nikki Iravani, OD, was spotlighted in the story (to view, click here).
One of the tips ABC reporter Paula Faris emphasized involved the free vision screening on the EyeXam app. The purpose of the screening is to motivate consumers to visit an eye care professional, as the family's mother did when she visited a local Vision Source office, a VSP provider, for a comprehensive eye exam. The app also makes it easier and more convenient to find an eye doctor, make an appointment, see promotions and communicate with the doctor.
"It's an honor to be featured in this renowned ABC World News with Diane Sawyer broadcast," says Dr. Nikki Iravani, optometrist, EyeXam founder and CEO, "since it is important for consumers to visit eye care providers to get eye exams routinely so they maintain optimal eye health. It was especially encouraging that the producers and team at ABC discovered the EyeXam mobile app and sought us out." She concludes by saying, "The attention we received is a testament to the app's popularity and to the exceptional value it provides consumers and eye care professionals so hopefully many more people will download the app and benefit from everything it offers."
The ABC story underscored the importance of how the rapidly converging digital world and healthcare is affecting the way millions of people in the United States think about wellness and healthcare costs. Technology and its advances are leading to empowering both patients and caregivers by fostering connectivity between them. Studies show almost 80% of consumers have expressed interest in mobile healthcare solutions which is causing the number of healthcare apps to expand quickly.
EyeXam™ is the #1 mobile eye care app that seamlessly connects consumers seeking eye care to eye care providers across the United States. It has been downloaded free over one million times. EyeXam's smartphone and tablet app (for consumers) and robust supporting cloud-based tools (for providers) are designed to empower patients and providers by engaging them instantly and conveniently with each other.
The EyeXam app gives consumers a free vision screening, a GPS-based eye care provider database search, two-way communication allowing for appointment scheduling, real-time messaging and money saving promotional offers, an eye health dictionary and a way to check eye care insurance benefits. The eye care provider gets software to manage the connection and communication process and to market to consumers. The EyeXam app essentially puts a patient's eye care provider in his or her pocket for unprecedented access leading to improved eye health and wellness.
EyeXam has partnered with VSP, the largest not-for-profit vision services and benefits company in the U.S. with more than 59 million members, and with Vision Source, North America's premier network of private optometrists. The app is available for download free on the Apple iTunes or Android Google Play stores. To learn more about EyeXam, visit www.eyexam.com online or the iTunes or Google Play stores on your smartphone or tablet.
SOURCE Global EyeVentures