Mobile app EyeXam and GenieMD, a global provider of telemedicine solutions, announced a joint venture to introduce eyeXamVirtual, a telemedicine mobile solution.
Together, GenieMD and EyeXam’s resources will enable consumers easy access to eye care providers physically and virtually, according to a joint news release. The venture partners GenieMD’s telemedicine platform with EyeXam’s proprietary and self-guided method for measuring visual acuity using a mobile device.
“We are excited to team up with EyeXam to deliver a unique telemedicine engagement model to vision care by combining EyeXam’s patented technology with our world-class cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and mobile technologies to provide the finest and fastest access to eye care patients, when they need it most,” Soheil Saadat, PhD, GenieMD’s founder and CEO, said in the news release.
“We are grateful to partner with GenieMD to optimize the existing EyeXam app and bring the best in class in telemedicine to eye care,” Nikki Iravani, OD, optometrist and EyeXam founder and CEO, said in the news release. “COVID-19 presented challenging circumstances and increased the demand for patients to visit with eye care providers virtually. EyeXam’s infrastructure and patented technology together with GenieMD’s platform accelerated availability of virtual eye care for our patients.”