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Shopko Optical Now Offers Teleoptometry Eye Exams in Jacksonville, IL

July 2, 2020

Optical center expands its services to offer additional convenience to patients.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Teleoptometry eye exams are now available at Jacksonville’s Shopko Optical to meet the needs of patients looking for accessible and comprehensive eye exams by a licensed optometrist.

“Patients are able to get the quality care they’ve come to expect from Shopko Optical, only now in a virtual way,” Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical CEO said. “Our new optical technology allows us to offer even more accessible and convenient eye care in Jacksonville’s community.”

When patients arrive at Shopko Optical for this type of eye exam, an optician will walk them through a series of pre-screening tests. Then, a remote technician will perform a complete subjective refraction. Following this, an optometrist will appear on the screen in real-time to complete the exam. If needed, the prescription will then be printed in Jacksonville’s Shopko Optical for the patient to use. The average appointment time is approximately 30 minutes.

This program was successfully piloted late last year and will be available in 20 Shopko Optical centers by the end of July.

Shopko Optical’s teleoptometry eye exams are covered by many major vision plans. To certify coverage, book an eye exam or find a local Shopko Optical center, visit shopko.com.

About Shopko Optical
Shopko Optical, is the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital LP. For more than 40 years, Shopko Optical has provided excellent patient-centric care and high-quality eyewear through its dedicated team of nearly 700 optometrists (independent doctors of optometry in IA, ID, MT, SD and WA) and opticians. Shopko Optical expects further growth in 2020 and beyond. For more information, visit Shopko.com.

About Monarch Alternative Capital LP
Monarch Alternative Capital LP is a private investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management across various investment vehicles. Monarch was founded in 2002 and focuses primarily on opportunistic investing across distressed debt, special situations equity and real estate. The firm has offices in New York and London.

For More Information, Contact:
Chloe Albrecht
Public Relations Manager, Element
Phone: (920) 702-1245
Email: chloe@goelement.com

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