QuickSee nominated for 2020 Silmo d’Or awards

thinking design, creative solutions 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 […]

PlenOptika recognized in Essilor See Change 2019 Report

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thinking design, creative solutions 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. […]

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

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thinking design, creative solutions by Paul ScottNext 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 […]

PlenOptika to Release QuickSee Wavefront Refractor

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thinking design, creative solutions 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 […]

Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

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thinking design, creative solutions Rob MathesonMIT 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 […]

This Handheld Device Can Give You an Eye Exam in Seconds

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thinking design, creative solutions Michael BelfioreBloomberg 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 Recent news

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

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thinking design, creative solutions Ben SchillerFast 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. […]