These 5 start-ups have been recognised for their work tackling poor vision across the globe

Friday, October 14, 2016

Around $250,000 (£205,000) has been awarded to five start-ups dedicated to tackling the “largest unaddressed disability” in the world – poor vision.

Vula Mobile won the inaugural Clearly Vision Prize, set up by philanthropist James Chen, for its work using an app to connect primary healthcare workers with specialists – meaning people in remote areas are able to receive basic eye tests.

Here are the start-ups recognised at the awards (for) the work they’re doing to help the 2.5 billion people across the world who still suffer from poor vision: Vula Mobile, the Folding Phoropter, Essmart, Maza Transport and Smart Focus.

Source: Irish Examiner (link opens in a new window)

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