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CLEVELAND SoloHealth, maker of EyeSite self-service vision testing and self-directed healthcare kiosks, on Thursday teamed with Discount Drug Mart stores and the Cleveland Eye Clinic to promote eye health awareness and to encourage regular eye exams.
The company announced that its EyeSite kiosks initially are going to three Discount Drug Mart locations in the Northern Ohio area — Norwalk, Medina and Independence.
The interactive kiosks provide consumers with a quick assessment of near and distance vision. The units also assess risk, provide relevant eye health information and encourage consumers to schedule comprehensive exams with an eye care professional from a list of local providers.
"Eyes deteriorate so slowly that people often don't realize their vision is changing," stated Bart Foster, CEO of SoloHealth. "The EyeSite kiosks are a great way for people to check their vision and get related eye health information. Our goal is to get people to think about their eyes as part of their overall health, and to take the appropriate steps to minimize eye health risks."
Of the 210,000 people tested using the EyeSite kiosks during trials in the past year, nearly 25% had never had an eye exam, the company reported.