Researchers developing self-adjustable, inexpensive eyeglasses

On the front of its Business Day section, the New York Times (1/2, B1, Heingartner) reported that in order to distribute “inexpensive glasses on a wide scale” to the “hundreds of people” around the world who “do not have…corrective lenses,” researchers are developing , which let untrained wearers set the right focus themselves in less than a minute, greatly reducing the need for trained optometrists, who are rarely available” in many parts of the developing world. While “these adjustable glasses cannot yet help with conditions like astigmatism, at least 80 percent of refractive errors can be fixed,” thus allowing wearers “to lead better, more productive lives.” The article described efforts by “three organizations” currently “offering their own versions of low-cost adjustable spectacles.”

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One Response

  1. I want a pair of glasses like that. You have given some really interesting eye info in this blog, and I like it very much.

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