More than two billion people in developing countries and underserved communities around the world miss opportunities for education, work, and to improve their quality of life due to poor, uncorrected eyesight.
QuickSee™ solves this global development challenge by performing highly accurate refraction measurements in just ten seconds to enable faster eyeglass prescriptions anywhere—a service that was simply inaccessible to many poor and rural people. Before QuickSee, accurate vision exams were available only from highly trained professionals using costly and immobile technology. Today, in regions as diverse as rural India and Lubbock, Texas, QuickSee is putting quick, affordable, and accurate vision correction in the hands of people who can improve the lives of billions .
The device was developed by PlenOptika, which entered a prototype in the 2017 ASME ISHOW, the global hardware competition for aspiring social entrepreneurs. In addition to seed funding, the company received technical advice and business guidance from ASME volunteers, enabling QuickSee’s developers to turn a working prototype into a market-ready product.
ISHOW By the Numbers
To date, ISHOW has enabled more than 100 social entrepreneurs to solve critical quality-of-life challenges for people in underserved communities worldwide.