Category Archives: Global health

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 […]

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 […]