May 5, 2021
20/20NOW, a provider of telemedicine services for optometry, and New York based—LION Eye Group (“LION”) announced the intent to move forward with LION Express, eyewear-focused “retail optometric stores.” LION has selected 20/20NOW to provide telemedicine services for its patients at LION Express locations.
20/20NOW had already entered into an agreement and has been providing telemedicine services for LION Eye Group optometry practices. Chuck Scott, the CEO of 20/20NOW said “It’s been a pleasure working and partnering with such an innovative group like the LION management team and doctors. We look forward to expanding our partnership with them at LION Express locations soon.”
James Vena, the architect of LION Eye Group’s formation and interim CEO of its retained management services organization, has secured funding as well as partner vendors and service providers for the endeavor. “Now that we have completed the first and second phases of our eyecare strategy in creating a turn-key back office to allow the optometrists more time and subsequently make better use of that time in using their skills and experience in medical optometry, we want to be proactive in executing the eyewear segment,” Vena said. “20/20NOW and their tele-optometry services will be an integral partner in this endeavor.”
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20/20NOW National Sales Director Robert Iasillo added, “It’s an incredible opportunity to work with such forward-thinking and innovative partners. Chuck and James have such a tremendous amount of business and industry experience. It is a pleasure working with them both as we expand our tele-optometry services throughout the country, increasing access to care and serving patients in need.”