SpecCheck is an all-in-one solution that provides accurate prescription eyewear ordering and tracking, seamless billing, and streamlined communication between patients, eye doctors, and their lab partners. SpecCheck’s users work more efficiently and make fewer costly errors, increasing productivity and improving their overall workflow.
Joe is the co-founder and CEO of SpecCheck. Beginning his career as an optician, Joe has worked on all sides of the optical industry and most recently managed top territories for Johnson and Johnson Vision. Joe’s ultimate vision (pun intended) is to create a piece of technology which unifies the patient, doctor, and third party vendors in a single elegant solution. When he’s not busy with SpecCheck, you can find Joe cooking in the kitchen, sailing, or playing video games.
Arnold is the co-founder and CTO of SpecCheck. Arnold has been a software engineer for almost a decade, starting his career at Workday. Most recently, he lead the payments team at Lyft. Outside of work and tech, Arnold enjoys working out, is a big foodie, has a cat named Peanut, and loves Super Smash Brothers. Fun fact: Arnold was born in Honduras!
Tl;dr: SpecCheck is an all-in-one solution that provides accurate prescription eyewear ordering and tracking, seamless billing, and streamlined communication between patients, eye doctors, and their lab partners. SpecCheck’s users work more efficiently and make fewer costly errors, increasing productivity and improving their overall workflow.
Hello, World! We’re Joe DeMaria and Arnold Villatoro, the co-founders of SpecCheck. Together with our team of industry experts and seasoned software engineers, we’re on a mission to revolutionize the optical industry.
Co-founders Joe DeMaria and Arnold Villatoro
Did you know it takes a coordinated team of eye doctors, opticians, technicians, and an optical lab to successfully dispense a single pair of prescription eyeglasses? Despite this complex balancing act, each of these groups are forced to use antiquated technology and systems built in the 1990s that are fragmented, outdated, and limited to specific use cases. This results in glasses taking longer than they should to reach the patient, and results in expensive remakes. Not-so-fun fact: one in ten pairs of glasses needs to be redone before they are ready for pick up.
SpecCheck is a unified ordering, billing, and communications platform designed specifically for the optical industry. Our solution centralizes all processes involved in the purchasing and manufacturing of prescription eyewear, saving time and reducing costly errors. Some of our features include:
Joe began his career in the optical industry in 2012, working as an optician for several different offices. In 2016 he was recruited to work for a key industry player, Shamir Insight, and afterwards for Johnson & Johnson Vision as a sales executive. As he traversed the industry in various roles, Joe realized that thousands of other eye doctors and optical labs were suffering from the same problems and frustrations he had encountered during his career.
When Joe approached his friend Arnold about creating a new technology resource to unify the fragmented optical industry, Arnold was quick to see the vision (pun intended). Arnold’s career started at Workday building the infrastructure for an internal job scheduler. Most recently, Arnold was the lead staff engineer for the payments infrastructure and processing teams at Lyft. With his diverse experience designing scalable and easy-to-use technology solutions for millions of users, Joe and Arnold make the perfect co-founding team.