OneDollarGlasses

Martin Aufmuth, OneDollarGlasses Assosiation

OneDollarGlasses are low-cost corrective lenses.

Product description Brand name and product description

These glasses are designed to be low cost for people who cannot otherwise afford corrective lenses.

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

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

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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

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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