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PlenOptika Director of Engineering named 2020 IAPB Eye Health Hero

Carlos Hernandez with QuickSee handheld autorefractor

Carlos Hernández recognized as an innovator in the global effort to improve vision Boston, MA—PlenOptika, a biomedical technology company bringing cutting-edge vision technology to front-line vision care professionals worldwide, announced today that Carlos Santiago Hernández, Director of Engineering, was named an Eye Health Hero in the Innovators category for 2020 by The International Agency for the […]

QuickSee nominated for 2020 Silmo d’Or awards

Silmo d'Or award ceremony banner

We’re pleased to announce that QuickSee by PlenOptika was nominated for SILMO d’Or in the Material / Equipment category by SILMO Paris, one of Europe’s largest annual gatherings for the optical and eyewear industry. (Due to the international COVID-19 crisis, the annual gathering was cancelled and SILMO announced online continuation of professional exchanges, including the […]

IAPB Standard List adds QuickSee handheld autorefractor

QuickSee handheld autorefractor with IAPB Valued Supplier seal

This month the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) added QuickSee to its esteemed Standard List.  “We are thrilled to be included in the Standard List,” said Shivang Dave, PlenOptika CEO and one of QuickSee’s inventors. “As a leading organization in the fight to prevent blindness and improve eye health, IAPB’s evaluation of […]

PlenOptika recognized in Essilor See Change 2019 Report

Essilor See Change 2019 Report Cover

In its 2019 report, Eliminating Poor Vision in a Generation, Essilor See Change identified PlenOptika as a leading technology developer helping to meet the global challenge of poor vision. Among many other details of the challenge, the report cited the relative inaccessibility of tools to diagnose refractive errors for billions of people. “Autorefractors are costly and […]

Up to 2.5 Billion People Need Glasses: Can This Hardware Innovation Deliver?

A specialist testing a patient with QuickSee in India

by Paul Scott Next Billion This time last year, Shivang Dave and his colleague Aaron Chang were sitting at a table in the District Architecture Center in downtown Washington, D.C., patiently taking questions as they watched a rotating group of engineers, industrial designers, manufacturing and supply chain experts, and journalists tinker with the oversized pair […]

PlenOptika CEO Dr Shivang Dave keynotes New England College of Optometry 2018 Visionaries Event

Shivang Dave speaking at New England College of Optometry (NECO)

Second year students at the New England College of Optometry were invited to attend a keynote lecture by Dr. Shivang R. Dave, PhD, Co-founder and CEO of PlenOptika. Dr. Dave is a passionate speaker about global health and entrepreneurship. He has over a decade of entrepreneurial experience working to innovate, translate, and commercialize three separate […]

PlenOptika to Release QuickSee Wavefront Refractor

QuickSee handheld autorefractor

Vision Monday Product: QuickSee Wavefront Refractor Top Line: PlenOptika, a biomedical technology company based in Allston, Mass., has completion the production process for the QuickSee Wavefront Refractor and plans to release the device in February. Upon final FDA registration and availability, PlenOptika’s QuickSee will be supplied to U.S. optometrists and other vision care professionals directly […]

Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

QuickSee on a white table, surrounded by test lenses

Rob Matheson MIT News Office Vision impairment is a major global issue. More than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to corrective lenses. Getting eyeglasses prescriptions is especially difficult in developing countries. Optometrists are generally located in urban centers and rarely see patients from rural areas, so many people suffer from uncorrected impairments. According […]

Carlos Hernández:
Eye Health Hero 2020

Carlos Hernandez with QuickSee handheld autorefractor

We’re thrilled to announce the IAPB named our Director of Engineering Carlos Hernández an Eye Health Hero for 2020!