UK based optical technology specialist, Eyoto Group, has announced that it will be opening its US corporate headquarters in Dallas in October 2022, with Eyoto CEO Paul Clapton relocating to set up and lead the US operations.
The company seeks to tackle problems facing the optical industry through advanced software and technology, with a specialty in image processing, computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence. It has introduced Theia, the Remote Digital Slit Lamp that provides a comprehensive anatomical health check of the eye whilst removing the need to have the optometrist and the patient in the same location. It has also introduced the lens mapping and quality control platform, Atlas.
Paul Clapton said: “After a site search that included the DFW and Atlanta areas, we have selected the DFW area because of the strong presence of optical companies and talent, and specifically the Lewisville area, due to its proximity to DFW airport and the R&D staff that will be hired.”
Named after the goddess of sight and light, Theia can deliver multiple opportunities, including increasing the provision of ocular health examinations through more efficient and flexible use of optometrist time. The device features a 4K resolution camera and screen, with full image and video capture capability to export to a patient management platform and aid the secondary care referral process. Small enough to sit on a standard optical equipment table, it delivers the same eye health examination as if the optometrist were with the patient.
Additionally, Eyoto will use the new Dallas base to aid and support growing US distribution of Atlas, the lens mapping and quality control platform. Atlas provides a fully objective pass/fail on every ophthalmic (spectacle) lens based on international or personalized standards in play, displays power maps and conducts a full surface analysis, storing the results of every job on a cloud portal providing a full analytical suite.
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