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Episode 52 | A Vision for the Future

Dr. Joshua Silver of the Centre for Vision in the Developing World shares how his groundbreaking design for self-adjusting glasses can address a serious lack of optometrists in the developing world.

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Episode 52 | A Vision for the Future
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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.

Credits

Social Design Insights would like to thank all those who make our weekly show possible: Baruch Zeichner, our Producer and Sound Engineer, Donna Read, for producing our video content, and Leah Freidenrich, Director of the Curry Stone Foundation. Our theme music for 2017 is "Sorry" by Comfort Fit. The break music is "Flying" by The Beatles from their album "Magical Mystery Tour."