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Adjustable glasses that work for everyone, everywhere JUSTERBARE BRILLER, DER PASSER TIL ALLE

ENG Refractive error – correctable with eyeglasses – is the number one cause of poor vision globally. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, approximately 95% of people who need eyeglasses do not own a pair. Poor vision affects a person’s education, employment, safety and general quality of life and costs globally at least US$100 billion each year in lost productivity. Recent studies suggest that vision correction can have an immediate and dramatic impact, increasing monthly income by over 20%, lengthening careers, substantially lowering traffic accidents and improving educational outcomes. In developing countries, there are two main barriers to achieving vision correction: Accessibility and affordability. There is a severe shortage of eye care specialists and corresponding infrastructure. Where such services and products are available, they are beyond the financial reach of a large portion of the population.

Adlens Universal and the Vision for a Nation Programme

Fluid-filled adjustable eyeglasses overcome the barriers to deliver vision correction in developing countries. The design allows the power of each lens to be adjusted independently to suit the needs of the user. The low-cost eyeglasses can be fitted by health workers in a matter of minutes and correct up to 85% of refractive errors. Turning the adjuster knob pumps fluid into or out of the lens structure, thereby changing the lens power. Once at the desired power, the user simply seals the lenses and removes the adjusters. The eyeglasses work for distance reading and for computer and mobile phone distances. The technology could improve the lives of millions of people, who due to cost and availability have no access to eye care specialists. DK Brydningsfejl er den hyppigste årsag til dårligt syn, men dette kan rettes med briller. Alene i Afrika syd for Sahara har cirka 95% af de mennesker, der har brug for briller, ikke et par. Dårligt syn påvirker en persons uddannelse, beskæftigelse, sikkerhed og generelle livskvalitet og koster på globalt plan mindst $100 mia. hvert år i tabt produktivitet. Nye undersøgelser indikerer, at korrektion af synet kan øge en persons månedlige indtægt med over 20%, forlænge arbejdslivet, forhindre trafikulykker og forbedre karrieremuligheder.

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og tilsvarende infrastruktur, og når disse tjenester og produkter endelig er til stede, er de alt for dyre for en stor del af befolkningen. Adlens' væskefyldte justérbare briller formår at overvinde disse barrierer, og designet gør det muligt at justere styrken på hvert enkelt brilleglas. De billige briller kan tilpasses på ganske få minutter og korrigere op til 85% af alle brydningsfejl. Når der trykkes på justeringsknappen, pumpes der væske ind i eller ud af brilleglassene, og styrken ændres. Når den ønskede styrke er nået, forsegler brugeren glasset og fjerner indstillingsmekanismerne, og brillerne er klar til brug.

Adlens Universal and the Vision for a Nation Programme Design: William Johnson, Alex Edginton, Gregor Storey, Miranda Newbery, Andrew Robertson, Richard Taylor, Graeme Mackenzie, James Wilson, David Crosby, Josh Silver, Justin Buch, Benjamin Holland, Owen Reading, Adam Clitherow, Christopher King, Philip Gravelle, Dijon Pietropinto,

I udviklingslande er der to ting, der står i vejen for korrektion af synet; nemlig tilgængelighed og overkommelig pris. Der er stor mangel på øjenspecialister

Daniel Rhodes, Julian Jones, Jayesh Lad, Johannes Prins and Rob Stevens (United Kingdom), 2007

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