Close to 75% of Americans use some form of corrective eyewear, according to a recent study by The Vision Council. Millions of individuals are at one point in need of new glasses, contacts, and a yearly eye exam. By Elice Morgenson
Close to 75% of Americans use some form of corrective eyewear, according to a recent study by The Vision Council. Millions of individuals are at one point in need of new glasses, contacts, and a yearly eye exam. At My Eyelab, they believe shopping for such a crucial item should be an enjoyable experience for everyone, with a delightfully practical price tag.
The importance and necessity of providing optical care designated My Eyelab as an essential business and a rapidly growing market. Eye care has become a $40 billion dollar industry and that number is growing rapidly. To break down the numbers even further, 164 million adults wear glasses, 45 million wear corrective lenses, and most glasses wearers own at least two pairs.
Analysts project that the eye-care industry is also targeted to grow exponentially and possibly double within the aging population. There were approximately 54 million adults aged 65 or older in 2018 and that number is expected to reach 95 million by 2060. Eye care isn’t just a concern for adults; 25% of children will need glasses by kindergarten age and that percentage will likely increase as the years go on.
Device usage is also a contributing factor to the increased need for eye care. Eighty percent of adults use a digital device for more than two hours a day, and 70% of children are exposed to at least two hours of screen time. Proper use of eye care can help reduce the effect of eye strain and provide relief in an increasingly digitally connected world. New platinum blue anti-glare lenses may help protect eyes from increased strain. Eye strain may be caused by the harmful blue-violet rays that are emitted from the back-lit computer and device screens. My Eyelab’s platinum blue anti-glare lenses limit the amount of harmful blue light reaching the eye.
My Eyelab uses a high-tech approach to help keep costs down for both franchisees and their customers. Over the past three-plus years, telehealth eye exams have been developed to detect a variety of eye diseases, and update outdated prescriptions effectively. More than one million telehealth eye exams have been conducted through the company’s proprietary technology and network of doctors. This unique service helps My Eyelab deliver its services to those in need and maintain procedures that exceed all current safety standards.
The team at My Eyelab brings over 50 years of experience in the eye-care field. They have developed a seamless system for each phase of opening and running your business. Each franchisee will receive detailed assistance finding a location, developing and launching grand-opening marketing campaigns, and learning the operation of the business. Simple but time-intensive administrative tasks, such as ordering, processing, and record-keeping have been automated. Support systems have been carefully set up so each franchise owner is set to run hir or her business with confidence and be assured it will thrive.
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– Elice Morgenson