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Opternative is the worlds first online eye exam providing a valid doctor signed prescription for glasses and contact lenses.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 10
  • Website

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    Aaron Dallek

    Aaron Dallek is a proven entrepreneur. One of his companies, Planet Metrics, received a VC investment from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and was sold to PTC in 2010. One of his other companies, Cheap Ink, was ranked 544 on the 2011 Inc. 5000 list. He is an expert in agile software development and trains companies and teams to utilize agile best practices, including KanBan and SCRUM in addition to being a developer himself. He is passionate about starti

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    Steven Lee

    In addition to his formal training in eye care, Steven has a background in engineering, as well as a keen interest in optics. Before starting Opternative, he was previously in clinical practice from 2007-2013. During that time, he focused on the areas of difficult contact lens fittings, ocular disease treatment, and dry eye management.


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    Dr. David Friess, O.D.
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    Dr. Ahmad Aref, M.D.