Friday, September 18th 2020, 7:28 am
By: News 9
A first of its kind technology in Oklahoma is turning a local glasses store into a one stop shop for lenses.
The cell phone-based technology allows customers to receive their prescription without an extra trip to the optometrist.
A year ago, at the New York City vision expo, the new technology caught the eye of Oklahoma based company, Black Optical. When the pandemic hit, the company believed it was the right time to introduce it to the sooner state.
At Black Optical’s Oklahoma City location, optician Josh Wilcox says he hears one question often, “Hey, do you guys do prescriptions?” He says they are now able to answer yes.
The technology called wave front was developed by NASA, Wilcox says. The small device runs off smart phone software and sits atop a height adjustable stand.
The exam begins with a series