An easy to use, affordable and portable system for testing eyes
The multifunctional, smartphone based Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) aims to empower eye health workers to diagnose eye diseases and provide a low-cost device for managing and monitoring the treatment of patients, even in the remotest of settings.
Background to Peek
The idea for Peek was originally developed by project leader Andrew Bastawrous and Stewart Jordan during the planning of an ICEH study into posterior segment eye disease in rural Kenya. The logistical headaches of getting state of the art hospital based equipment to 100 different locations throughout Nakuru County provided the motivation to search for a better way.
Peek is being developed by ICEH/LSHTM in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research. The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium (CEHC), an integrated, five-year programme of fellowships, research and technology funded by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and co-ordinated by ICEH, is further helping to fully realise Peek through extensive development, validation studies and clinical trials and by making it a widely available, easy to use, low-cost, evidence-based tool around the world.
Peek have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them realise their goal of manufacturing and distributing the Peek Retina adapter.
Find out more and support Peek
- Find out more on the Peek website
- Donate to the Peek Retina adapter crowdfunding campaign
- Find out more about ICEH research into posterior segment eye disease in Kenya
Image credit: Vision testing in Kenya with Peek. © Peek