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Across the globe, shelter-in-place orders have made it impossible for many to receive eye care. While the optometry industry has been reluctant to explore new technologies in the past, many doctors are beginning to recognize the benefits of digital services, such as an online eye exam.

Last year, pressure from optometry lobbyists led the FDA to require that Visibly - an online eye exam provider - remove its product from the market. Visibly maintained that its product was not intended to replace the jobs of optometrists but to support them in reaching more patients.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the FDA recently lifted their restrictions and in doing so, theyve allowed Visibly to help optometrists all over the U.S. reach their patients. Will this much-needed progress extend beyond the pandemic?

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