PlenOptika recognized in Essilor See Change 2019 Report

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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?

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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 to Release QuickSee Wavefront Refractor

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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 […]

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 […]

This Handheld Device Can Give You an Eye Exam in Seconds

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Michael Belfiore Bloomberg Businessweek QuickSee, a two-pount handheld device made by startup PlenOptika, measures light shone into users’ corneas and lenses to calculate measurements for corrective lenses in a matter of seconds. Read the full story at Bloomberg Businessweek

These Three Hardware Innovations Are Poised To Transform Lives In The Developing World

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Ben Schiller Fast Company To win the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Innovation Showcase–a social purpose technology contest–it takes more than a good idea. And it takes more than a mobile app of questionable real-world usefulness. The three winning teams, which you will learn more about below, developed their hardware projects over several years and many iterations. They’re all now approaching […]