Diane Pham

Adjustable Liquid-Filled Lenses Provide Vision to the Developing World

by , 07/14/10
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Today over 1 billion people around the world need — but lack — access to eyeglasses. Seeking to provide for this need, Adlens has created a set of specs affixed with fluid-filled lenses whose magnification can be adjusted with just a simple turn of the dial! A clever design for health and well being, the ingenious lens could prove to be particularly useful in the developing world, where resources for vision care are scarce or priced beyond the means of individuals.

adaptive eyewear, glasses, design for health, adjustable lenses, adlens, humanitarian design

Adlens‘ liquid lenses offer a brilliantly way to cope with bad vision. Their simple, versatile design could provide clear vision to millions of people around the world whose poor eyesight hinders their quality of life as well as their access to education and many forms of employment.

Adlens forgoes a large inventory for a unique lens design that can be adapted to thousands of different prescriptions. Since very little expertise is required for adjustment, glasses can also be shared amongst users to provide a quick fix in an emergency. Adlens is available via Adaptive Eyewear, a British non-profit focusing on eradicating this issue.

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Via Notcot

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6 Comments

  1. asokapandian December 26, 2013 at 5:27 am

    what is the fluid in this?

  2. ubirajara November 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Would like information on how to purchase one of these glasses. Ubirajara

  3. Ubirajara November 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Would like information on how to purchase one of these glasses. Ubirajara
    mainier@gmail.com

  4. ujjwal October 5, 2010 at 7:14 am

    from where i could get the adlens?
    are these lens durable & economically feasiale?

  5. nuritnoy August 7, 2010 at 5:41 am

    please let me know the price and where to purchase the Adjustable Liquid-Filled Lenses.
    Why do you define it for the developing world? can it help others>
    Nurit Neustadt – nuritnoy@macam.ac.il

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