The Opternative online eye exam is the most convenient way to get a prescription for glasses and contacts from an ophthalmologist. With just a computer and smartphone, your exam can be taken from anywhere, anytime, and your doctor issued prescription can be used to shop everywhere.

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Why Work With Us

Opternative has created the online eye exam that science never thought possible. We are looking for outliers and non-traditional thinkers because the Opternative Online Eye Exam is anything but traditional. This is an opportunity to pave the way for telehealth worldwide. Are you the right match for the team that built the first online eye exam?


#PosiVibes - Our office culture is built around positive interactions with one another. We make all employees feel wanted and valued as humans, not just as units of productivity. We treat each other well, and Opternative treats us well.

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health insurance, medical and dental
  • Catered lunches and fully-stocked kitchen
  • Free eye prescriptions from our doctor on staff
  • CTA pass reimbursement
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Professional development and education stipend
  • Incredible office space and rooftop in the West Loop
  • Opternative After Hours, legendary monthly party that we throw with our friends and startup folks
  • Kegerator



February 19, 2016
Type: funding
Investors: Jump Capital, Tribeca Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Chicago Ventures, Craig Duchossois, Sam Yagan of Corazon Capital, NextGen Venture Partners
November 23, 2014
Type: funding
Investors: Chicago Ventures, Duchossois Capital Management, Jump Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Tribeca Venture Partners, United Enterprise Investments
February 25, 2014
Type: funding
Investors: Chicago Ventures and Tribeca Venture Partners and others


Founded: 2012
Local Employees: 25
Funding: $9M
Location: Chicago
Type: Technology Company
Industries: Healthtech, Technology

Company Reviews

Working at Opternative has been the highlight of my career in IT. Ideas and feedback (and jokes) are exchanged freely, with candor and respect.

Jeff Auriemma
Software Developer
at Opternative, Inc.

Everyone's input matters here. If you have an idea and share it with the team, it gets heard. You really do have an impact on the grand vision for the company.

Moises Montenegro
Software Developer
at Opternative, Inc.

Opternative's culture provides a positive environment for growth and learning. I am motivated on a daily basis by how engaged and enthusiastic my team is about the work that they do!

Gerald Palmer
Director of Patient Support
at Opternative, Inc.

Opternative is a creative Company with incredible opportunities for growth. The benefits, the work environment, and my co-workers are terrific!

Patricia Brooks
Visual Designer
at Opternative, Inc.

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