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100 Million Online Orders: Then Vs. Now


A major milestone was reached recently, as one b-to-b order placed from Traverse City, Mich. placed through VisionWeb marked a collective 100 million online orders placed through the online ordering portal since its origin in 2001.

The infographic tallies up several notable facts, indicating the traction that online ordering now holds within the eyecare/eyewear industry.

While VisionWeb's global users helped reach the 100,000,000 online order milestone, 70 percent of these transactions were placed in the U.S. Between 2003 and 2014, the number VisionWeb's accounts have grown 1,321 percent. And VisionWeb calculates that ECPS have saved 570 years by placing 100 million orders online via VisionWeb versus other methods.

Ken Engelhart, CEO and president of VisionWeb, said, "The continued growth of online ordering represents the eagerness of eyecare providers to utilize technology in a way that enhances their practice's daily functions, and validates that VisionWeb's value proposition for eyecare providers has grown each year."

VisionWeb's online ordering solution connects eyecare providers to over 400 optical suppliers so that they can place their spectacle lens, contact lens, and frame orders all from one online location. Nearly 30,000 eyecare providers, in the U.S. and across the globe, use VisionWeb today. The company's portfolio of solutions includes online insurance transaction processing and online ordering and tracking; Uprise, a cloud-based practice management and EHR solution; as well as a host of additional services for eyecare providers, ophthalmic product manufacturers, distributors, laboratories, and payers.