Who We Are
For over a decade, Retina Labs has been a leader in teleretinal screening for diabetic retinopathy and other ocular disorders. Our cloud-based iVision teleophthalmology platform offers an integrated solution that combines advanced ocular imaging, clinical interpretation and reporting tools with electronic referrals. Our solutions allow healthcare providers to improve access to quality eye care while streamlining the processes related to the management of chronic eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy of prematurity. iVision is the teleophthalmology platform of choice for health systems, primary care providers and health plans looking to close care gaps around diabetic eye disease, improve outcomes and reduce costs.
We believe that telemedicine can play a crucial role in improving access to eye care and in preventing unnecessary vision loss. This approach allows diabetic patients to get their annual retinal exam performed closer to home minimizing travel time—especially for remote communities, as well as improved convenience for those with mobility issues. Retina Labs teleretinal screening solutions and services have proven to generate significant measurable cost savings while improving patient experience and outcomes.
In the beginning, we set out to fundamentally change the way in which retinal screenings were conducted through innovative telemedicine technology and clinical assessment tools. Retina Labs was one of the very first software companies to develop a completely web-based telemedicine platform specifically designed for diabetic retinopathy screening.
Diabetes is a growing global epidemic. Each year, millions of diabetics go blind or suffer from unnecessary vision loss as a result of diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes. While diabetic retinopathy has become the leading cause of blindness, 95% of cases are preventable and treatable if detected early enough through an annual retinal exam.
However, only half of patients with diabetes are being screened for diabetic retinopathy. For many, the disease goes undetected until it’s too late as patients are unaware they even have the condition. For payers and health systems, the cost of treating diabetic retinopathy is significantly higher than any investments in prevention and early detection of the disease. For patients, the impact of vision impairment represents fundamental diminution of the quality of life.
President & CEO
Prior to joining Retina Labs as President & CEO and investor, Richard acquired over 25 years of senior management and entrepreneurial experience in the software, technology and healthcare industry. During that time Richard led and grew multiple companies with several successful exits. At Retina Labs, Richard is responsible for business strategy, marketing and sales. Since joining in 2016, Richard has led Retina Labs to its position as a leading provider of teleophthalmology solutions. Richard is a graduate of McGill University.
Chief Technology Officer
Hamid is a co-founder of Retina Labs. As such, he has held a pivotal role in the design and development of the company’s solutions. In his current role as Vice President of Technology and Product, he oversees all IT operations, application development, customer deployments, training and technical support. Prior to Retina Labs, Hamid acquired years of professional experience in the technology and software sector across multiple industries. Hamid holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Concordia University.
Vice President, Human Resources
Beatrice joins Retina Labs as Vice President, Human Resources. Beatrice is a seasoned and customer-focused business partner with Senior Management Human Resources expertise of over 25 years in both public and privately held companies, specifically in the medical device industry. She has held key HR leadership roles spearheading global business initiatives, specifically in early start-up to commercialized companies, principally in the US and Europe. Her professional portfolio includes: Strategic and Operational Human Resource Management, ranging from Talent Acquisition and Retention Programs to Total Rewards and Performance Management. She completed her Human Resources Certification at McGill University.
Director of Operations
Janissa Gutierrez joins Retina Labs as our Director of Operations with a diverse background in both health/tech start up companies and clinical bed side patient care experience. Through Janissa’s specifically developed skill set, she brings experience with clinical and nonclinical operations, relationship development with client and referral sources, interpersonal staff development, and chronic disease management for patients and clinical staff. Janissa manages US operations out of our Nashville, TN office. Janissa is a licensed nurse in Tennessee (and all compact states), Michigan, and Oregon.
Our Vision & Mission
To eliminate preventable blindness.
To reduce vision loss through improved accessibility to retinal screenings for early detection and treatment of eye diseases such as such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma as well as retinopathy of prematurity.
Pioneers in Teleophthalmology
iVision is proudly recognized by the World Health Organization as a break-through innovation in healthcare. For over a decade, Retina Labs has been the proven innovator and market leader in cloud-based teleophthalmology. Unmatched within the industry, the iVision teleophthalmology suite meets the highest medical standards.
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