SoloHealth, vendor of a self-service vision-screening kiosk deployed in retail facilities, has received a $1.2 million federal grant to develop the kiosk into a more comprehensive health and wellness screening station.

The grant comes from the Small Business Innovation Research program of the National Institutes of Health. Duluth, Ga.-based SoloHealth has a total of nearly 100 eye exam kiosks deployed, primarily at retailers such as grocery stores, in Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Houston; Madison, Wis.; Salt Lake City and St. Louis. The kiosks provide a free vision assessment, information about common eye health conditions and referrals to local eye care practitioners.

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