ClickCheck: Bringing Vision Care to Underserved Communities
Saturday, January 9 2021 | 07 h 57 min | New Products, News, Press Release
One of the key barriers to bringing vision care to the developing world is the lack of affordable testing tools and Essilor’s ClickCheck™ is breaking down that barrier.
Uncorrected poor vision is the world’s largest unaddressed disability and a public health crisis today, with 2.7 billion people suffering from this condition, of whom 90% live in developing or rural areas at the economic base of the pyramid (BoP). To better serve this population, this latest innovation, the ClickCheck™ enables vision screening to be conducted anytime, anywhere.
Designed with a telescope-like shape, the ClickCheck™ is an intuitive tool that can quickly and easily estimate refractive errors. It is portable and requires no electricity to operate, which makes it ideal for vision screening in all settings – from semi-urban areas and rural villages to remote communities. It is designed for use by primary vision care providers (such as Eye Mitra opticians) and NGOs working in vision care in developing countries, where the cost of an autorefractor can be out of reach.
The ClickCheck™ recorded three wins at the prestigious global International Design Excellence Awards in 2020: Gold in the Medical and Healthcare category; Silver in the Social Impact category; and the Jury Chair’s Award.
Winner of the Essilor’s See Change innovation challenge in 2016, the ClickCheck™ was conceptualized by US design consultancy TEAMS Design and was first known as “QuickCheck”. After refinement and field testing by teams from our Base of Pyramid Innovation Lab, 2.5 New Vision Generation and Center of Innovation and Technology, the ClickCheck™ was created.
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