Melbourne, AU - March 30, 2020 - PRESS RELEASE
To help protect eye care professionals and their patients during the threat of COVID-19, Oculo is introducing video conferencing to support teleophthalmology and teleoptometry. The secure, high fidelity, stable service connects patients with optometrists and ophthalmologists, so that they can connect with each other and with their patients while reducing the need for in-person consultations.
The coronavirus pandemic is creating unprecedented strains on health systems. At the same time, the eye care needs for people with pre-existing chronic diseases - including diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular disease - are unchanged.
From one of our longest serving team members, to one of the newest - this month, we introduce you to Stewart Boon, aka, Stew. The Oculo team first met Stew as a contractor in 2019 who joined us to lead a piece of customer research.
In 2019, 11% of surgeons were women and 20% of global start-ups that raised their first funding round had a female founder.
It was an ophthalmologist in Wuhan who called the first alert about a new, lethal outbreak. Dr Li Wenliang warned of a new SARS-like virus, which we are now referring to as COVID-19.
There was never really a question as to who should be at the centre of our inaugural staff profile.
Here is where you will find who we are, why we do what we do, and all our latest news.