Patent Issued for DigitalOptometrics’ Telehealth System


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to DigitalOptometrics LLC for its telehealth optometry system. U.S. Patent No. 9,980,644 B2, relates to DigitalOptometrics’ proprietary method of performing a comprehensive eye health and vision analysis by a licensed optometrist utilizing real time audio/visual communication between patient and optometrist. “The issuance to DigitalOptometrics of a patent to its tele-optometry system, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, confirms that our proprietary technology differs from all other patented remote systems,” said Howard S. Fried, OD, president and founder of DigitalOptometrics.

“Our method, apparatus and system offers customers long-term market exclusivity and a solution to the problem of securing a licensed optometrist to perform on-site eye exams at a customer location. With our patented system, licensed optometrists perform eye exams remotely at multiple locations, offering patients accessible needed eyecare and a comprehensive eye exam without the physical presence of an optometrist during all customer business hours, enabling the growth and expansion of the customer business.”

DigitalOptometrics launched in March, and Fried introduced the company and its technology at Vision Monday’s Global Leadership Summit later that month.