Eyejusters Ltd, Oxford UK

Product description Brand name and product description

Self-adjustable eye glasses

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Developing world countries where Eyejusters have been distributed include:
South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, Cameroon, India

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Eyejusters Ltd designs, manufactures and sells the glasses. Organizations can purchase distribution kits from Eyejusters Ltd and deploy the glasses in the communities they work in. Eyejusters Ltd also sells glasses to distributors in developed countries and a portion of these sales covers donations of glasses that will be sent to distrutors in developing countries. Organizations that have done distributions include Peace Corps, Developing World Connections, Vision Action, Eyes for the World, and Mobile Health International.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Retail price  of glasses available for purchase on eyejusters.com range from $40-59 USD. Glasses paid for through the buy-one-give-one program are donated at no cost to organizations distributing Eyejusters in developing countries. In certain circumstances, distributing organisations have small charges for end users to cover some of the costs of their development projects in local communities. Eyejusters can be puchased in bulk and at reduced cost by organizations wishing to distribute them in developing countries. The price is then ~$15 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Focusspec  (Focus On Vision, The Netherlands), Adlens  (Adlens Ltd, United Kingdom), Adspecs  ( Center for Vision in the Developing World), ChildViSion glasses  (Dow Corp and Center for Vision in the Developing World)

Vision Spring is another organization involved in distribution of glasses in developing countries, although not adjustable glasses. They have trained “vision entrepreneurs” who conduct vision screenings and dispense ready made glasses to bottom of the pyramid customers.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

Compromised vision.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Individuals  in developing countries in need of glasses, but without access to trained optometrists. (Eyejusters is also targeted at customers in developed countries who wear multiple glasses, each with a different purpose.)

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