Care1 is a highly specialized telemedicine software company, working exclusively at the intersection of eyecare and technology. The company was founded in 2011 by a group of optometrists, ophthalmologists, business experts and software engineers.
A consortium of ophthalmologists from across Canada assembles to use telemedicine to collaborate with optometrists remaining on the front-lines of emergency eyecare. Optometrists upload questions, fundus photos, OCT scans, and/or smartphone photos for telemedical collaboration.
Our platform allows optometrists to sell contact lenses on subscription, where patients pay for their lenses in small monthly instalments and receive convenient at-home delivery. Optometrists order from a single universal platform which is connected directly to websites for Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision and Johnson & Johnson.
Optometrists are provided with turnkey ocular surface management packages for patients prior to cataract surgery diagnostic testing. Optometrists receive assistance with diagnostic equipment selection, therapeutic protocols, pricing strategy, and referral logistics.
We connect optometrists with their local retina specialists to provide digital consultations on posterior segment pathology. Patients receive subspecialty consultant care, while also saving time from needing to drive in to the specialist’s office.
Optometrists collaborate on complex care for many conditions including glaucoma and retinal disease. Optometric practices purchase equipment, undergo training, participate in research and become regional referral centres for family physicians, specialists and other optometrists.
Our technology merges the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and medicine in order to create a powerful telemedicine and patient services portal.
We are one of the few doctor-run healthcare technology companies with its own in-house software engineering team.
The guiding principle for our technology is a spirit of collaboration and inclusivity among patients, optometrists, ophthalmologists, family physicians, specialists, and industry.
DeepMD is the proprietary custom-built artificially intelligent (AI) embedded within the core of our platform.
It helps patients receive evidence-based medicine, assists doctors with care plan formulation, and optimizes practices via strategic purchasing.
We have presented our research internationally.
My practice has been a Care1 integrated Clinic for over 3 years. Since collaborating with Care1, my associate optometrists and I have had instant access to ophthalmologists for co-management and consultations that normally would take weeks if not months.
Working with Care1 has been one of the best decisions for us when we decided to start co-managing more complicated cases such as glaucoma. I would recommend Care1 to any practice that is looking for a telemedicine solution for their patients.
I have been very pleased with what Care1 has done to help us address the needs of our patients. I feel that when optometry and ophthalmology work together in a more collaborative way, quality of care for our patients is vastly improved. Care1 has been an excellent vehicle to help in this regard.
We welcome partnerships with government, pharmaceuticals, distributors and manufacturers who are looking for an advanced technology solution in the eyecare space.Stuart Randell
We are an investor-backed, profitable and rapidly growing company. We are not currently looking for additional investors, but please connect with us if you feel your organization could be a strong strategic and financial partner.Daria Craig
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