ATLANTA, July 10, 2019 - Being an adult is hard, but especially for today's millennial. Most are burdened by student loan debt and 1 out of 2 are living paycheck to paycheck. Many struggle to pay for the necessities and sometimes have to sacrifice healthcare or in this case eye care. Contact wearers overwear their contacts to save money, but this dangerous behavior can lead to bacterial eye infections or even corneal scratches.
With this in mind, Atlanta-based startup, Optikal, is getting to the heart of the matter by making contact care more affordable by breaking up the cost of an eye exam, contact lenses and contact care supplies into easy monthly payments. Plus this subscription service keeps contact wearers stocked with everything they need including contact solution, eye care gummy vitamins, contact cases and plenty of other great eye care supplies to enhance their contact care routine.
"I've been a contact wearer since I was 12 years old. You take it for granted when your parents buy your contacts whenever you run out. But when on my own in college, I used to overwear my contacts to save money; a friend of mine was doing the same and ended up developing a painful corneal scratch. It was then that I realized millennials like myself were willing to risk their eye health because they simply couldn't afford it. I decided it was time for a better solution, that's how the idea for Optikal was born," explained SueAnn Hollowell, founder and CEO of Optikal.
Contact wearers have the choice of two plans: The Optikal Vision Plan or the Optikal Subscription Plan. Both monthly payment plans include the wearer's choice of Biotrue or OPTI-FREE Pure Moist contact solution, travel solution, and rewetting drops, as well as contact cases and alcohol-free wipes to use in emergency situations. The Optikal Vision Plan covers an in-store eye exam, year supply of contact lenses and supplies in one annual box. Already have a prescription? The Optikal Subscription plan delivers a recurring 3-month supply of contact lenses and contact care supplies.
Founders, SueAnn Hollowell and Norman Stuart III, launched Optikal in January 2018. Together, they have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to business development and management. SueAnn has run her own successful business for over 13 years and holds an MBA from Mercer University. Norman has over eight years of experience in customer service and operations and earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from Hampton University. Optikal is their way of making an impact in the lives of others with a simple solution for contact care that's affordable, convenient and worry-free.
Sign up for Optikal's subscription service by visiting their website at https://www.optikalcare.com.