PlenOptika Director of Engineering named 2020 IAPB Eye Health Hero

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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 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 […]

IAPB Standard List adds QuickSee handheld autorefractor

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

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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 […]

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 […]