July 9, 2020
Optical center expands its services to offer additional convenience to its patients
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Teleoptometry eye exams are now available at Marinette’s Shopko Optical to meet the needs of patients looking for virtual eye care services. Patients now have the option to receive a comprehensive eye exam in person from Michael Banwart, O.D., or through teleoptometry from a licensed optometrist in a remote location.
“Patients are able to get the quality care they’ve come to expect at Shopko Optical, now with additional appointment options,” Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical CEO said. “Our new optical technology allows us to offer even more accessible and convenient eye care in Marinette’s community.”
When patients arrive at Shopko Optical for this type of eye exam, an optician will walk them through a series of pre-screening tests. Then, a remote technician will perform a complete subjective refraction. Following this, an optometrist will appear on a screen in real-time to complete the exam. If needed, the prescription will then be printed in Marinette’s Shopko Optical for the patient to use. The average appointment time is approximately 30 minutes.
This program was successfully piloted late last year and will be available in 20 Shopko Optical centers by the end of July.
Shopko Optical’s teleoptometry eye exams are accepted by many major vision plans. To certify coverage, book an eye exam or find a local Shopko Optical center, visit shopko.com.
About Shopko Optical
Shopko Optical, is the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital LP. For more than 40 years, Shopko Optical has provided excellent patient-centric care and high-quality eyewear through its dedicated team of nearly 700 optometrists (independent doctors of optometry in IA, ID, MT, SD and WA) and opticians. Shopko Optical expects further growth in 2020 and beyond. For more information, visit Shopko.com.
About Monarch Alternative Capital LP
Monarch Alternative Capital LP is a private investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management across various investment vehicles. Monarch was founded in 2002 and focuses primarily on opportunistic investing across distressed debt, special situations equity and real estate. The firm has offices in New York and London.
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