Martin Aufmuth, OneDollarGlasses Assosiation

Product description Brand name and product description

OneDollarGlasses, Help for 150 million people

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

Regions: Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brasil, Rwanda, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Bolivien, Tansania

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

Partner NGOs:  Grameen Health Care, Grameen Kalyan (Bangladesh), AMPO (Burkina Faso), Horizon de l’Espoir / WEMA Home (Benin); Hostelling International (Bolivia); Renovatio / Enactus Insper (Brasil)
– District Hospitals, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists
– Local structures of OneDollarGlasses Assosiation.

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

Sold for $2-7 USD  The entire material and manufacturing cost of the glasses will come to approximately $1 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), 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.

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

Poor people with defective vision in developing countries who live on $1 USD a day or less and do not have access to affordable eyeglasses.

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