PlenOptika announces grant program for US mission- and faith-based vision care providers

Left: The QuickSee handheld autorefractor; Right: Dr Garret Wentz using QuickSee in his community vision clinic

Initiative to increase access to eyeglass prescriptions in vulnerable and underserved communities CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—PlenOptika announced a new grant program to increase access by mission- and faith-based nonprofit organizations in the US to QuickSee, the world’s most accurate handheld autorefractor. 10 grants worth $1,500 toward the purchase of a QuickSee device will be made available to […]

2021 START Winners Reshape the Present and Future of Life Sciences

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Today MassVentures published a blog post highlighting the impact in biomedical science of the early stage companies they’re supporting this year with Stage 1 and Stage 2 grants. Such grants are especially valuable to life science and deep tech startups, since the investments of time and capital take longer to realize impacts due to the […]

PlenOptika Recognized by Prestigious Startup Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer Program MassVentures

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, 3 August 2021 – PlenOptika, Inc., creator of QuickSee™, the world’s most accurate handheld autorefractor, has been recognized as a Stage II “START” winner by MassVentures, a venture capital firm that helps transfer research and early-stage innovations into technology businesses and jobs in Massachusetts. Last year, PlenOptika was one of 10 Stage I […]

PlenOptika CEO and Co-founder a Panelist for Prestigious IAPB Global Webinar

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19 – Shivang Dave, PhD, CEO and Co-founder of PlenOptika, Inc. is one of six global eye care experts who will present a webinar, “Strategies and Tactics”, as part of the Advocacy to Action campaign sponsored by the International Agency to Prevent Blindness (IAPB). The webinar will educate health policy advocates from […]

QuickSee handheld autorefractor can dramatically increase access to accurate eyeglass prescriptions, study finds

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Device designed to meet the global burden of uncorrected refractive error CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 21 JUNE 2021—A new paper published by researchers at the Aravind Eye Institute in India, Johns Hopkins University, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute found that eyeglasses made from QuickSee handheld autorefractor measurements were accepted equally to those made from subjective […]

What your patients need to know about healthy vision

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 1 — May is Healthy Vision Month, and PlenOptika, maker of the QuickSee handheld autorefractor, urges all optometrists to reach out to patients with eye care information that helps to maintain healthy vision, could save their vision, and possibly even save their lives. “Many patients only go to the eye doctor when […]

SECO 2021: 4 ODs who have already evolved patient care

Optometrist refracting students in Dr Alan Glazier's vision care mission to Anguilla

Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1 – This month, the Southern Educational Conference of Optometry (SECO) is offering “a first look at the research, technology, and techniques that are evolving patient care and propelling the optometric profession forward.” One instrument maker noted that ODs should be aware of four colleagues who have been evolving patient care in […]

Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

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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 […]

QuickSee found convenient, accurate in pediatric refraction

Handheld, open-view design enables effective outreach A new study published in PLoS ONE, “Assessment of the QuickSee wavefront autorefractor for characterizing refractive errors in school-age children,” finds QuickSee ideally suited to refracting children in school screenings and public health outreach.  The study, conducted at the Ophthalmology Department of Fundación Jiménez Díaz Hospital included 123 children […]