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Sep 24, 2019
FDA Approval Granted for Nashville Start-Up’s Novel Contact Lens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2019) – Eyeris, a Nashville start-up, is celebrating their one year anniversary this September. Eyeris has just closed their second round of funding and secured FDA approval, enabling them to bring their daily disposable contact lens to market in January of 2020. They have already started penetrating the market in key cities like Nashville, Chicago, and New York with their innovative software, Patient Finder, that allows consumers to see eye doctors on their schedules.

“Developing a contact lens is by no means a small feat. This is the result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people. I am so proud of our whole team, but I have to commend our manufacturer and the R & D team,” said Andy Barrow, co-founder and CEO of Eyeris. “Their tireless efforts resulted in obtaining our FDA approval for the Eyeris Dailies lens ahead of schedule!”

In October, Eyeris will attend the annual Academy of Optometry in Orlando, Fl. where they will announce the launch of their daily disposable contact lens. Although much higher quality, the lens is priced to compete with online brands like Hubble and also offers the convenience that consumers crave. The Eyeris lens will be available through a wide network of independent optometrists.

In Orlando, Eyeris will host a meet-and-greet with several well-known optometrists at their booth. One of the most beloved and accomplished professors in the field of optometry, Ed Bennett OD, FAAO, will serve beer at the booth the first night of the event. Alan Glazier, OD, founder of ODs on Facebook will also be at the booth along with Melissa Barnett, OD and former president of the Scleral Lens Education Society and current AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section board member to discuss the doctor/patient relationship.

“Obtaining FDA approval for a novel contact lens is a very big deal in the optometry world. We are thrilled to be able to offer a top quality daily disposable lens at an affordable price to our doctors and patients,” said Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, and co-founder of Eyeris. Eyeris is committed to always putting the doctor/patient relationship at the forefront of their mission and continually supporting private practice optometry.

Top-rated, independent optometrists who are interested in becoming part of the Eyeris network and being one of the first to prescribe the lens in January can find out more at myeyeris.com/ods.

About Eyeris:

Eyeris is a company founded by private practice optometrists for optometrists and patients. They uphold the doctor/patient relationship by providing two products:

1) A patient finder that actively places patients seeking same day or next day appointments with top optometrists in private practice by filling same day cancellations and no shows.

2) A high-quality daily disposable contact lens, available through independent eye doctors.

Eyeris arms independent, private practitioners with the tools necessary to compete on an even playing field with disruptors. If you would like more information on this topic, please call Lindsly Penny at 662-671-5114 or email lindsly@myeyeris.com.

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