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Network Eye is a healthcare startup focused on delivering specialty care more conveniently in retail and mobile locations. We launched our first location, a retina clinic, in Tampa Bay in a CVS store. We are the first-ever retina specialists in a retail location in the entire United States. CVS targeted Tampa Bay for this unique partnership because of the area’s entrepreneurial spirit and history of new concepts. We’re glad to be here!
We offer diagnostic testing and treatment for people who are living with diseases of the retina – the area in the back of your eye. Most of our patients are living with diabetes and/or age 65+. The conditions we treat are diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
One of our most popular services is a five-minute diabetes eye test which uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to scan the retina. After the machine takes pictures of the back of the eye, the algorithm can determine if diabetes has started to affect the back of the eye, and the patient knows in just a few minutes what their next steps are. For many people they can get an annual test in just a few minutes, without getting dilated – a vast improvement over the time it used to take.