Vision disorders are the #1 disabling condition among children
18 million kids in the United States under age 6 are at risk for permanent vision loss and vision-related setbacks
From a national economic perspective, lifetime disability payments alone are over $19,000 for each person with undetected amblyopia (the leading cause of childhood blindness), whereas catching a child with amblyopia only costs $150
Effective screening cuts the national economic toll of amblyopia in half
Founded in 2011
David Huang had an epiphany: smartphone flash photography could be used to detect fatal retinal cancers in children and other prevalent eye diseases while they could still be treated
David Huang, MD (Harvard), PhD (MIT), is also the co-inventor of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
Backed by Marc Benioff (Founder/CEO of Salesforce), Interwest Partners (89 IPOS), FCA Venture Partners, and Sovereigns Capital
Customer retention from one month to the next is 99.7%
FDA-registered and CE approved
6,500 pediatric providers are using GoCheck Kids
Generates revenue solely through subscriptions
Pediatricians and Hospitals receive unlimited screenings for a low monthly subscription fee
MKT-001-R1 1Joish, V., Malone, D., & Miller, J. (2004). A cost-benefit analysis of vision screening methods for preschoolers and school-age children. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 137, 973. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2004.02.090 2Gibson, W.E. Economic Analysis of the Consequences of Failure to Prevent Childhood Blindness from Amblyopia.
Caution: Federal law in the U.S. restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a healthcare professional.
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