As of the end of September, Now Optics had 234 locations across its My Eyelab and Stanton Optical portfolios. Among these locations, 167 are corporate-owned and 67 are operated by franchisees, a spokesman told Vision Monday.

Sunbit’s BNPL payment options are currently available at a majority of locations, and will be fully available at all Now Optics’ stores by Nov. 10. Sunbit technology is offered in-store and online through nearly 8,000 locations, including auto dealership service centers, optical practices, dentist offices and specialty health care services.

040 r1 VM1021Sunbit’s BNPL solution approves 90 percent of people who apply and provides them with a three-month, no-interest financing option. To ensure flexibility and accessibility for all, six-month and 12-month BNPL options with interest are also available.

According to Stanton, Now Optics is always looking for “new and innovative ways to help more people see better and allow patients to obtain the eyecare they need to support their overall eye health in a way that meets their budget.”

He noted that by partnering with a BNPL option like Sunbit, which is easy to use and transparent to the customers, it provides patients the ability to obtain everything necessary to take care of their eye health. “Customers have been excited to see how they can provide eyecare for themselves and their family in a budget conscious way and have been loving this flexibility,” he added.

In addition, the debut of Sunbit’s BNPL technology in Now Optics’ stores marks another technological milestone for the company, following its early adoption of optical telehealth. As of September, the company had conducted more than 1.6 million telehealth eye exams.

My Eyelab and Stanton Optical locations feature an assortment of over 2,000 frames and top contact lens brands to fit both style and budgets and to allow consumers freedom to experiment with unique, stylish designs that fit their personal style.

The company continues to expand its retail footprint with its store base of more than 230 locations in 28 states.