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Conversations between VCs and entrepreneurs typically occur in boardrooms or coffee shops. In the Breaking Health Podcast, you get a seat at the table. Healthcare VC Stephen Krupa, Managing Director of the Psilos Group, brings his investor insight to revealing conversations with the most disruptive CEOs in healthcare. Listen to understand how these leaders are building the companies – and fostering the cultures – that will change everything.

Simple Contacts CEO Joel Wishkovsky – App Isn’t for Everyone

August 17, 2018


Founder and CEO Joel Wishkovsky created Simple Contacts’ phone-based app to save contact lens wearers time and money when they need a new supply of lenses but not a new prescription. Ophthalmologists are funding the company and conducting the remote examinations. But the firm isn’t seen favorably by optometrists, who stand to lose a steady stream of business.


Joel Wishkovsky

Founder & CEO

Simple Contacts

After facing his own health scare a few years back, Joel Wishkovsky has been on a mission to completely revolutionize direct-to-consumer healthcare. Today, Joel is the Founder and CEO of Simple Contacts, a New York-based refill service for contact lenses that allows patients to avoid unnecessary visits to the optometrist's office. He is also the founder of Sols Systems, a developer of customized wearables that was acquired in 2017, and was instrumental in launching Smart Vision Labs. Prior to founding Simple Contacts, Joel worked for General Electrics. As a leading voice in digital health and telemedicine, Joel is also an early investor in several healthcare startups including Everlywell, Parsley Health, and Standard Cyborg.

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Healthegy Contributing Host Stephen Krupa is CEO of Healthedge, a software company focused on providing next-generation, business-transforming technology products to the healthcare payor market.

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