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Our History


"All aspects of the optical market - design, retail, manufacturing, and logistics - are undergoing massive change, and there is a strong and growing demand for tools to support and capitalize on that change. Our products take a unique and fresh approach to the field of optometric instrumentation, and the EYOTO™ brand is underpinned by that freshness." 
CEO Carl D. Francis
 


Our Origins

EYOTO™ is a 2014 spin out of Aston University, which has one of the leading and best known Optometry programs in the world. Early work utilizing Bayesian-variant artificial intelligence in the field of ophthalmology, combined with cutting-edge innovations in image processing, processing speeds, camera and lens technology, all came together to form Aston EyeTech Ltd, now better known as EYOTO™.

THERE FROM THE BEGINNING

From left to right: Dr Michal Krawczynski PhD - EYOTO's VP-Research and Development, Dr Mark C.M. Dunne PhD MCOptom - Aston University's Senior Lecturer, Jonathan Dean BSc (Hons) MBCS -  EYOTO's Director and Chief Information Officer, Professor James Wolffsohn PhD FCOptom - Aston University's Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr Thomas Drew PhD - EYOTO's Director and Chief Technology Officer.

 


Our history is just starting

We are a business whose history was built on looking to the future; to capture opportunities in an industry we believe needs to be bolder and more innovative; to redefine the marketplace based on the different needs of customers and business around the world.
 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Steve Jobs
 


Our Vision

  • To change the way eye care is delivered around the world
  • To see things differently, and through the eyes of others
  • To look to the future with bold ambition

 
Started in 2013, Aston EyeTech Limited is a spin out from UK-based Aston University's School of Optometry, an international leader in optometry research and professional training.  The company was based on the transformative biomedical engineering research of Dr Tom Drew, a senior research fellow and lecturer at Aston University, and a unique AI-based ophthalmic diagnosis support platform.  

Innovation that will define a market  

Driven by market needs, the company is now developing a range of hardware and software products that specifically incorporate recent advances in Artificial Intelligence, low cost/high performance optics, and mobile processing power. Since our launch in 2013, we have grown dramatically from developer to equipment manufacturer to full technology solutions provider.  Our Brand EYOTO™ was launched in 2018 to reflect this transformation. 

EYOTO™ Revolutionising the eye care industry through increased profitability, wider access, lower costs and greater user experiences

Today we’re changing the way eye care is delivered around the world through the use of our proprietary cloud-connected, AI-driven,  expert support systems utilizing our patented suite of compact, modular instruments.  Taking advantage of recent step change innovations in optical lens, camera and processing technologies, EYOTO™ combines these with a unique approach to AI using Bayesian Inference. 

EYOTO™ is enhancing the lives of patients across the globe, as well as improving margins and increasing customer satisfaction for labs and ECPs everywhere.

 


Our story so far

EYOTO Timeline