About The Centre for Vision in the Developing World
According to the Centre for Vision in the Developing world, up to two billion people around the world lack proper eyewear. Not being able to see properly means millions of children can’t read the blackboard at school, stunting their education. For adults, it means being unable to work, drive safely (if at all), or even read and write. The World Health Organization predicts that vision issues will rise into the top ten global health issues affecting productivity and opportunities by 2030, passing HIV/AIDS in its global burden.
Dr. Joshua Silver’s solution is ingenious eyeglasses that cost about $1 USD and can be self-adjusted by the wearer to the correct prescription. He is a physicist, inventor and founder of the Centre for Vision in the Developing World, an organization that seeks to bring corrective eyewear to the Bottom Billion.
The Centre for Vision in the Developing World is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.