DigitalOptometrics, Melling Medical to Bring Tele-Optometry to VA Hospitals


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.—DigitalOptometrics has formed 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. “Comprehensive, cost effective, quality remotely performed eye exams can now be available to Veterans and employees of Federal departments and agencies in understaffed, underserved and remote medical and other facilities,” said Howard Fried, OD, founder and president of DigitalOptometrics. “Veterans can now receive a complete subjective refraction coupled with a quality eye health and vision analysis exam performed remotely by a licensed optometrist.”  

DigitalOptometrics, based here, is a telehealth company in the field of tele-optometry. The company has developed patented technology that is utilized in more than 20,000 eye exams, in the remote performance of comprehensive eye examinations.

Melling Medical, a CVE-verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, is a leading provider to federal health facilities throughout the U.S. It currently serves more than 160 Veterans Administration medical centers, all seven Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacies, 95 Department of Defense Medical Facilities and Health and Human Services, including Indian Health Services and the Center for Disease Control, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions in optometry, ophthalmology, oncology and other medical areas with more than 50 recognized quality partners.