We’ve created the QuickSee: an innovative, handheld autorefractor that provides highly accurate measurements at the push of a button.

Making eye care accessible for the billion people who need it most.

About Us

Beginnings

The QuickSee was born from the Madrid-MIT M+Vision Consortium. The four founders of PlenOptika were in the inaugural cohort of M+Vision Fellows and have led the project from conception, through clinical trials, to product development.


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PlenOptika founders visiting the Kuchakulla Ramachandra Reddy Eye Center (Thoodukurthy , Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh) to observe first-hand, the services provided at an LV Prasad Eye Institute secondary center.

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PlenOptika team explained QuickSee to Mr. Muthuramalingum (Senior refractionist) and Dr. Illango (Medical consultant) at the Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.


Awards

award1MIT $100k Entrepreneurship Competition, May 2012
PlenOptika (then called ‘IoVista’) was selected as a Finalist for the competition and won the Segal Family Foundation Emerging Markets Track Prize.

 

award2Mass Challenge Entrepreneurial Accelerator, October 2012
PlenOptika was selected as a Finalist (from among more than 1,000 companies), and won the Perkins School for the Blind Assistive Technology Prize.

 

award3MIT-MISTI India Technology Innovation Fund, December 2012
We won a travel grant to support travel for the four founders of PlenOptika to travel to India for field and market research.

 

award3Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, February 2013
PlenOptika’s pitch for the QuickSee took 3rd place in the Pitch for a Change / Dell Social Innovation Challenge ($2,500 and a Dell projector).

 

award3Harvard Innovation Lab, May 2013
PlenOptika was a finalist in the Harvard Presidents Challenge and won the runner-up prize of $10,000.

 

SPIE Startup ChallengeSPIE Startup Challenge
PlenOptika’s pitch for the QuickSee won the 2nd place in the 2014 SPIE startup Challenge ($5000).

 

Hult prizeHult prize
PlenOptika achieved the the Hult Prize regional finals in Boston, bypassing thousands of online entries for inclusion.

 

Indo-US Science Technology Forum Endowment fundIndo-US Science Technology Forum Endowment fund
PlenOptika and Aurolab have applied to the Indo-US Science Technology Forum Endowment fund in a partnership and are short-listed finalists .

 


Funding

Initial funding for the Quicksee technology was provided by the Ministry of Education of the Madrid Region, Spain, through the M+Vision Program managed by the Madri+d Foundation and MIT.

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