eyejusters self adjustable glasses for the developing world eyejusters self adjustable glasses for the developing world
may 31, 2012

eyejusters self adjustable glasses for the developing world

‘eyejusters’ are self-readjustable eyeglasses developed for distribution in parts of the world where access to an eye doctor is not always a possibility

eyejusters‘ are low-cost, self-readjustable eyeglasses designed to help people in the developing world gain access to glasses they need, without requiring a doctor’s analysis. the UK-based company behind the project has already established sites in morocco for the training of volunteers and distribution of the eyeglasses.

the glasses used a dual-piece, ‘slidelens’ technology: by sliding one lens over the other, the lens alters its ‘prescription’ to the individual user’s needs. in ‘eyejusters’, the sliding mechanism is accomplished by clipping a magnetic adjuster dial onto the edge of the frames, and rotating until one’s vision is perfect. readers can simulate the ‘slidelens’ mechanism in this demo, or learn more technical detail here.

produced in a wide range of colours, ‘eyejusters’ themselves include sprung hinges and nosepads to make them comfortable for the widest range of face shapes. they are produced in a near-sighted and far-sighted variant, each utilizing the same ‘slidelens’ technology.

humanitarians and aid organizations can learn more about distributing the glasses on the company website, with training materials also available.

video introduction to ‘eyejusters’

the company also produces self-adjustable reading glasses, allowing users to finetune their vision needs dependent on their activities and time of day.

full view, closed


side view, with adjusting dial magnetically affixed

full view, open

3/4 view from above


via gizmag

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